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Windows 7: Change default email program

15 Nov 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Well that all depends on what Email Program your using,Mozilla Thunderbird im pretty sure will allow almost any web based email account to be added.

P.S When you said MS 7, do you mean Windows 7?

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17 Nov 2009   #12

Vista and Windows 7

A better way to solve this problem would be, to download & install Yahoo Tool bar. This will make the web based mail (Yahoo! mail) as a default email program in your browser.
I am pretty hopeful that this will work for you.
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17 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
I believe windows live mail allows you to use yahoo, hotmail and any other email addresses you may have
I don't think Yahoo allows emails to be 'popped' without a premium account.
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18 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 8 Pro

Thanks for all of the thinking and suggestions! And I did mean Windows 7. I'll give the toolbar a shot and post the results.
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