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Re: change default email client from outlook to web based
Hi. My name is Alex and Im here to help you solve your problem.
All you have to do is click start, settings, control panel and double click on the icon 'internet options'
Secondly you will see a list of sub headings in the internet options. Click programs
Here you can change the name of the program you wish to open when you click an email address. Please note if you are using a web based email address such as hotmail, then select the program in the list 'Windows live mail' so whenever you click an email address on a website, it will automatically open a window and direct you to hotmail's website
I hope this info helps. please let me know if you have any more trouble. Im happy to help.
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Probably not. The email could have failed or numerous reasons. I always CTRL+A and CTRL+C before I post or submit any form online because things don't always work as planned and you have no control over someone else's site.
You could have been clicking on a mailto link and didn't have a default email client set. This would give you a MAPI error.
It could be that Outlook Express was setup as your default mail client but it's not setup to use, so it couldn't open the default folders and your email failed for this reason.
If you use an application on your desktop, then set it to be the default email client. If not, and you only use web-based email, then copy/paste to your email client instead of clicking submit.
Websites should send server-based email and these issues would be eliminated. Also, using mailto, allows spammers to harvest email addresses on websites. Although it can be written to make it difficult, most people don't make the effort.
Follow the below mentioned steps to set Outlook as your default email client.
Steps for Windows 7 and Vista -
- Click Start and in Start search box type 'default programs'. - In Search results, click default programs under Programs. - Now click on 'Set your default programs' and highlight Microsoft Outlook. - Click on 'Set this program as default' and click OK.
Steps for Windows XP and earlier platforms -
- Start Internet Explorer. Select Tools -> Internet Option -> Programs tab. - Under Email, select Microsoft Outlook and click OK.
In Firefox 3, by default, when user click on an email address or a URL link location that starts with mailto: protocol, the default email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail will be opened to allow user to compose and send email to the specific recipient?s mail address. If you prefer to use web based Yahoo! Mail as your default email client, and want to let Yahoo! Mail handles all mailto: protocol, so that the automatic e-mail message composing and email sending will be done via Yahoo! webmail interface, Firefox 3 provides a very easy way to associate the mailto: link with Yahoo! mail web-based interface, in fact, it?s a built-in integration. Go to Tools -> Options. Click on Applications tab icon. Locate and click to highlight mailto Content Type, and at the corresponding drop down box of Action, select Use Yahoo! Mail. Click OK. After change, whenever a mailto: link is clicked, the email address will be sent to Yahoo! Mail account Compose web interface, with recipient automatically set at the clicked e-mail address. Of course, user has to enter user name and password credentials first if he or she hasn?t already logged in. Note: It?s also possible to set Gmail as the default mailto: handler at Firefox 3 best of luck Mel
It sounds like you are trying to click on a hyperlink to email someone, like at a website. These hyperlinks are programmed to open an email client like Outlook, or Outlook Express and open a new mail message with the email address line populated.
If you are using a WEB based email like Yahoo, Hotmail and the like, then the hyperlink will not work, and you get the error you describe. Generally it isn't worth the time and effort to setup an email client if that is the only reason you are doing it.
SO, generally, I just open my email, then type the email address of the hyperlink (Support@dell.com for example)
you need to install a new account on your outlook or windows mail, turn it to default account, make outlook your default mail client and voila. everytime a program needs to initiate an e-mail message it will use microsoft outlook which is using g-mail as the default address
changing email address will loose only the profile that you created from old email. If your talking about the address book and personal files ( like old emails ). All you have to do is Archive it and open it from the email client (Outlook, Outlook express, Thunderbird, etc.) that you're using from new email address.
Please tell us the email client that you are currently using so that I can tell you where to grab the address book and Personal files from default folder.
Email synch is based on current MAPI preferences.
The problem you have is that the VersaMail conduit assumes your mail client must be the MAPI default email client. You could adopt another profile in Outlook instead of OExpress which picks up the account you use in OE. This is the first instance of this problem I have ever heard of so I doubt if PalmOne would make a software change on this.