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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 continually resets as default for .eml

18 Mar 2014   #1

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Outlook 2010 continually resets as default for .eml

I have Office 2010 but never use Outlook or any of its features. For mail I use Windows Live Mail. Having just installed the last routine round of Windows updates I now have a continual message telling me Outlook wants to replace Live Mail as the default program for .eml files.
Via Control Panel I have done all usual things to associate Live Mail as the default and uncheck Outlook, but no joy.
Then Into Outlook and via Tools > Options made sure that the 'Make Outlook Default' option is unchecked. It is.
So how the heck can I shut Outlook up?
Since I never use it for mail or any other purpose can I just disable it and if so how? (Without disabling other Office items such as Word and Excel)

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18 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Welcome to 7 Forums. I hope you enjoy it.

I think there is a move by Microsoft to transfer Live Mail to Outlook, but I could be wrong. Perhaps you could consider using Outlook seeing as you have it in your Office suite, which would stop the annoying pop up.
Please note this is only a suggestion. I was using Live Mail before I got my Office suite & I am now using Outlook & I have not had any problems with it, in fact I think I now prefer it.
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19 Mar 2014   #3

64 bit Win 7 Home Premium

Thanks for the reply Ranger4. I have used Outlook at work and home ever since the birth of Windows and the first version of MS Office. But a couple of years ago I set up a Linux machine and that led me to decided to use something slightly lighter on my 3 Windows PC'c. Nowadays most of my emails are brief and are sent/received via smart phone and tablet. However I note that you are 1 year older than me. I therefore heed your advice and as a young whippersnapper I will reconsider.
P.S. We in England would be most grateful if you could persuade your fellow Queenslander, Mitchell Johnson to retire.
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19 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Thanks for your reply Bo Jangles. I did get a laugh at your reference to our age difference, as at our age one year really is not a big difference. At least there are some of us older guys still going that seem to be able to keep up with the younger ones on computers although I will admit perhaps lagging here & there a bit.
Not much chance of me getting Mitchell Johnson to retire as I really don't follow the cricket.
All the best.
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