Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Send Page by Link/Mail Grayed Out in IE8

22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Send Page by Link/Mail Grayed Out in IE8

I just completed a Clean/Install of Win7 Pro along with SP1 & all seems to be back working fine except one minor issue. When I click on “SEND” on IE8 menu, the Send Page by Link/Mail are grayed out.

The “Send To” function works fine when I right click on a document (my Windows Mail Opens Fine). Also, the Mail Icon on IE8 works fine when I click it.

I’m using Windows Mail using the enabling instructions provided in Papa Bears post here which I used successfully prior to my recent clean/install. Windows Mail works just fine in all respects except for the noted issue with IE8.

I’ve tried the solution for this issue provided in an earlier post by going to default program in control panel. “
[Choose "set program access and computer defaults". Choose custom. Next unselect "use current web browser" and select ie8. Do same for email. Click “OK”].

However, this is not working for me because after making these changes, they default back to previous setting (Use Current Web Browser/Email App). IE8 & Windows Mail are no longer selected when I reenter Default Programs.

Something simple I’m missing?
Thanks for any suggestions.:)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastfade View Post
...IE8 & Windows Mail are no longer selected when I reenter Default Programs...
That is normal behavior. Still, after specifically selecting your default programs (with IE8 closed) and closing the default programs window, the "greyed out" problem should be fixed. If it's not you could try an IE8 reset: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

roncerr… thanks for the response & comments.
I did as you suggested but the “Send Page/Link by E-Mail” still remain grayed out even after resetting IE8.

FWIW, I noticed that when I set Windows Mail & IE as default under “Set Program Access & Computer Defaults” – in the “Custom” choice, my Windows Mail Icon (shortcut) pinned to the Taskbar disappears & I have to reinstate it from the Windows Mail Program folder. Also, Windows Mail no longer appears under the “Set Your Default Prgrams”

It was working fine prior to the Clean/Install so I must have missed a step in the initial reinstatement process. Perhaps I should just repeat the whole process to see if the IE8 issues clear.

Any further comments/suggestions are surely welcome.
Thanks for your time & help :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64

just for future reference... I repeated Papa Bear's instructions & then reset Windows Mail as default in “Set Program Access & Computer Defaults” – in the “Custom” choice as instructed by roncerr & the Send Page by Link/Mail enabled just peachy ducky as before. I just missed a step initially.

Thanks again for the help :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Send Page by Link/Mail Grayed Out in IE8

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot send link from IE9 web page
I have IE9, Windows7 x64, use Windows Mail as default Email, from Vista x64 If I am at a website page & want to send page or link by email, I would normally (with Vista) simply hit the dropdown of 'Page' located at upper right of my browser. Both 'Send page by e-mail...' & 'Send link by...
Browsers & Mail
" Send page by e-mail " and the " Send link by e-mail " are grayed out
IE9 is set as default. ( I also have Firefox, but rarely used and not set as default.) Windows Live Mail is set as default. Start > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a pogram > MailTo ... Current Default is Windows Live Mail In IE9, the " Send page by e-mail " and the...
Browsers & Mail
Send page by email grayed out (64-bit)
Hi, I have researched this problem and found the remedy to make the browser and mail programs the defaults in the Control Panel>Default Programs. :geek: I have Windows 7 Professional and Windows Live Mail. I also went to the Options windows of Windows Live Mail to insure that it was set as...
Browsers & Mail
file send link email grayed out
when I click, file,send the page or link by email are grayed out. I have tgried in vain to use the current advice to go to control panel, default programs to try to fix it with no results, I want to use gmail or google as my default? thank you in advance, computer klutz
Browsers & Mail
In Live Mail - How to SEND a Page or Link?
Give me back Outlook Express -PLEASE! W'7 LIVE - you'd think would have ALL the same bells and whistles and then some BUT "NO WAY!" I HATE W'7 Essentials and them telling you that you can choose which parts of it you want to download and then they go ahead and download the whole XXX thing anyway....
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+