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Windows 7: Cannot set Thunderbird as default mail client

11 Sep 2009   #1
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
Cannot set Thunderbird as default mail client

I do not even see it listed in the programs to set as default. I click on an email link and it sayd that it cannot perform the task because the email client is not configured properly. I am running Win 7 32 bit. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
-Sam


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11 Sep 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

You mean the email link where your choose default email and default web browser? That part there in the properties of the taskbar and startmenu?
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11 Sep 2009   #3
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

yes start menu, default programs...set your default programs. The Thunderbird is not in that list of programs. I have selected it as default from within Thunderbird. It is default for Email and RSS feeds (from within TB)
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11 Sep 2009   #4
TGSoldier

 
 

What I'm talking about is this..

Cannot set Thunderbird as default mail client-screenshot2rg3.png


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11 Sep 2009   #5
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
different....

my menu differs from yours...why?


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11 Sep 2009   #6
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

Anyone? I have to go to bed, getting late over herein Japan. I'll check back in the morning. Thanks for any help you can lend!
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11 Sep 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Use the "set defalut programs" option from the control panel ..


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11 Sep 2009   #8
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

I reinstalled Thunderbird and it appeared on that menu after the reinstall. Now set as default. Thanks. Why do your Start menu properties menus differ from mine? How did you get those options to appear there??

sorry this was directed at TGSOLDIER whose screen shot differed from mine
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11 Sep 2009   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

I got that screen shot from google but that's how it's supposed to be anyway..

>.>

Maybe it's your version of windows.. I'm really not sure.. What build are you on?
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11 Sep 2009   #10
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
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