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Default yahoo email

I have been trying make yahoo my default email
i have already downloaded yahoo messenger as suggested it still does not appear in Internet option pull down menu

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  • nickwilson Oct 25, 2008

    this is not the aswer to the question but thank you any way i have all ready done this

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I have reloaded yahoo messenger and tried everything sugested on the web with no luck...the option to set the email is not available in explorer or on the options of my yahoo email program. Has Yahoo discontinued this service?


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If you use Yahoo! Mail for all your email needs, some of the amenities of Windows seem to elude you. A click on an email link in your browser brings up Outlook Express or another desktop email program, not a new message in Yahoo! Mail. Trying to send a file directly from Word, or another office application yields the same, unsatisfactory result.

Fortunately, the state of dissatisfaction need not be permanent. It will be overcome by making Yahoo! Mail act as your default email program in Windows, which, if you use Windows 95 or later is an easy thing to do.
Make Yahoo! Mail Your Default Windows Email Program

To set up Yahoo! Mail as your default email client in Windows:

* Download and install Yahoo! Messenger.
* Select Tools | Internet Options... from the menu in Internet Explorer.
* Go to the Programs tab.
* Make sure Yahoo! Mail is selected under E-mail.
* Click OK.

Yahoo! as Default Email: Does Not Work under Windows Vista

Unfortunately, Yahoo! Mail as your default email program may be hard-wired to use Internet Explorer instead of your default browser, and it does not work in Windows Vista.
Make Yahoo! Mail the Default Email Composer in Mozilla Firefox

In Mozilla Firefox, you can turn to the Mailto 2 Webmail script for Greasemonkey to have Yahoo! Mail handle email links (even under Windows Vista).

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

  • khalilahmed2 Jan 29, 2012

  • William Nabaza
    William Nabaza Jan 30, 2012

    this solution will not work in windows vista.


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I want my old yahoo messenger back because when i downloaded your new yahoo messenger, my laptop suddenly has no audio, no sound, it happened to me thrice

  • Click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
  • Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows XP, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista and 7. If you do not see the appropriate option for your version of Windows, click "Classic View" in Windows XP and Vista or "View by: Small icons" in Windows 7.
  • Find Yahoo! Messenger on the list. Click on it, then click the "Remove" button if you are running Windows XP. If you are running Windows Vista or 7, right-click on Yahoo! Messenger and click "Uninstall."
  • Restart your computer and log back into Windows.
  • Visit the link for Yahoo! Messenger. Click on the appropriate link to download the version that you would like. Version 7.0 is used for the directions in this article.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation. Read through the license agreement, click "I Agree" if you agree to the terms and click "Next."
  • Click "Browse" to select the destination folder for Yahoo! Messenger, or click "Next" to install it in the default location.
  • Double-click the Yahoo! Messenger icon on the desktop to launch the program.
  • Oct 11, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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    Create a Yahoo Account 1. Head to the Yahoo Web site (see Resources below) to begin the account creation process.
    2. Click on the 'Sign Up' link on the home page to begin the account creation process.
    3. Fill in all of the required fields on the page that opens. This will include your name and some additional personal information, as well as your choice for a screen name and password. If your screen name choice already exists, then you'll need to choose an alternative, or pick from the suggestions that Yahoo provides.
    4. Click the 'Sign Up' button again once your account is ready. This will make your Yahoo profile active.
    Download Yahoo Messenger
    1. Proceed to the Yahoo Messenger Web site. You will click the 'Messenger' link on the Yahoo home page or you can head directly to the Messenger Web site.
    to download click on this link below:
    2. Click the 'Get Started' link on the Messenger home page. This will redirect you to the download page for the latest version of Yahoo Messenger.
    3. Wait a few seconds for the download to automatically begin, or press 'Click Here' in Step 1 of the Yahoo Messenger download page. This will open the dialog box that begins the download.
    4. Double-click the Yahoo Messenger executable once the download completes to begin the installation process.

    May 15, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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    How i can install yahoo mail


    Yahoo Mail
    is a web site - no installation required. Only Messenger requires a download and installation.
    Use a search engine to find the web site, then sign in as usual.
    The links for downloading Messenger are below.

    Download and SAVE the program directly from the
    File Hippo web site - it seems more successful than an update or install from Yahoo's site, or even choosing to install by Run. I suggest saving it to your Desktop so it doesn't get 'lost'. Download the most recent version of any Yahoo Instant Messenger (highest number, top of its list)

    Some firewalls have issues with installing Messenger, but disabling your firewall while online is very dangerous. Usually, by installing after downloading, the firewall will ask for permission to run the program.

    If you use
    Internet Explorer 8 as your browser, Yahoo Messenger 10 will not work properly without Flash and Java programs also installed.

    Have a nice day

    Jan 01, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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    How to install yahoo mail

    You don"t install yahoo mail. its a site on its own. you can only install yahoo messenger by following this steps.

    It is simple to download and install Yahoo Messenger. This will also download and install the Yahoo toolbar.

    Follow the directions that appear to proceed with the installation.
    Uncheck Make Yahoo! my browser's default search engine
    Uncheck Make your browser's home page
    Click the Next button
    Check Yes, I accept the License Agreement terms above, and the Yahoo! Terms of Service
    Click the Next button, and proceed according to the instructions.

    Oct 14, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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    Hi Admin! Please, I can some question with Admin? I have use tools add nick yahoo messenger (ex: add_buddier, Gotwant.... ), after i use tools and not finish, I'm not sign-in again Yahoo Messenger. Can you...

    There are basic issues why its hard for you to log in at your yahoo messenger and most of the times when logged in it will disconnect you from time to time. Your internet connection is not stable. The spelling of your user id and password is incorrect. Watch out for Capital letters. For laptop users, the firewall settings is on. These are only basic steps to consider why its hard to connect it.

    Yahoo Messenger rely its connection on the internet through Microsoft Internet Explorer. If your internet explorer is out of date better upgrade it.

    The best suggestion to improve the connection of your Yahoo Messenger is to upgrade the Internet Explorer of your computer. Compatible to the system software you are currently using. (Example if your operating system is windows vista, Install Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista)
    After you upgrade your Internet Explorer, uninstall the yahoo messenger on your computer and then reinstall again. After doing this, restart your computer and try to log in. You will surely see the difference.

    These are the link files that you will need to upgrade.
    1. Internet Exporer 8 - select your operating system and download IE8
    2. Yahoo Messenger 10 - download and install this after you remove previous version of yahoo messenger on your computer

    (Note: if you are using different web browser, It doesn't matter. Install Internet Explorer 8 and just don't default it as your web browser)

    Try this one. you will surely like the outcome.

    Please comeback and give me some ratings if your connection is stable.

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    Jun 05, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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    Ican not open my email from yahoo messenger

    You need to optimize your browser and delete cookies.
    Open Internet explorer go to tools then Internet option. Delete everything like histor, temp internet files, cookies. Go to advanced tab and click on restore defaults. Close Inter explorer and then close, logout and reopen yahoo messenger, Login again again to yahoo messenger and then click on Mail icon.

    May 27, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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    Hi I can not log in my yahoo messenger. When i try, this is the messeeage i get"we can't sign in to yahoo! Messenger"

    That may be causes by many issues. I would suggest you try a few different things to try and solve your problem. The first thing i would suggest trying is try to log on to your yahoo messenger through there web site interface if you are able to log in through there you know its a problem with your computer settings and not a user name/password issue. If that works i would suggest you reinstall yahoo messenger and see if that corrects your issue if not I would download pigin and that will be an alternate client that will allow you to log into your account.

    I hope this helped.

    Thank you,

    May 18, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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    When you install yahoo messenger it asks if you want to add the additional items. You have to select this if you want to add the yahoo mail and the other options.

    Oct 16, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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    Start by nstalling yahoo messenger 8 or reinstall it if you already got it.

    Many of the problems with yahoo messenger are solved by following the steps on this help page ->

    Also it has shown that it helps to have internet explorer set to be your default browser.
    Hope this will help you with your problem.

    Have a great day.

    Feb 15, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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