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Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly install how do I fix this problem ?

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Click on start
click on Default programs for this computer.
there were will be 3 choices and most probably the custom will be checked, simply go ahead and change the setting to Microsoft choice.

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Do you have an e-mail client installed? If it was, then something told the operating system to disassociate e-mails from that application. If you don't have an e-mail client installed, then pick one (Outlook, Thunderbird, old Navigator, and many others) and install it. But make sure the operating system associates your e-mail files with your new client. In Windows, the icon should change to something like an envelope. MacOS has something similar.

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#2. Start your e-mail client (should still be in the START-->All menu (or sub) somewhere). It will probably ask if you want it to become the default for all e-mails. If not, go to Preferences (usually under Tools, but might be under Edit), and (usually) Advanced tab/listing, and find something that says "make XXX (program name) the default...", and then save the new setting.

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Hi, Sorry for the Late Reply. Mails have gone in to the Spam Folder.
HandyTEchT has already posted the solution. That is the way to do it. Some additions: What happens when you click on the link is the Website will Invoke the Default Mail Client in your Machine. I think you have already installed one. You have to
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  • Or You can Configure the Browser to use the "Default Mail Client". That is the easiest way. If you want to use Yahoo mail, here is how to do that (then it will automatically Redirect to the Default Mail Client - Yahoo Mail this time):
  1. This is for IE7 and Upwards.
  • Click on "Tools" menu and go to "Internet Options"
  • Go to "Programs Tab"
  • Drop Down the box for the Setting "E-mail:"
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  • Thats all what you have to do! "Click on "OK" button.
  • Note: If you don't have that in the List, Please download and Install the "Yahoo Toolbar"
  • It will ask you for some settings prior to the Installation (Some check boxes).
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  • Restart the Browser
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2. If you use Firefox:
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  • Go to "Applications" Tab.
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  • Drop the Box down and Select, "Yahoo Mail".
  • Thats all! Click on "OK".

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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)

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The tiny program that allows you to select Yahoo! Mail as the default email application for your PC is included as part of Yahoo! Toolbar version 7.2 and up for Internet Explorer (not Firefox).
If you don't have Yahoo! Toolbar v.7.2 or later for Internet Explorer installed, you’ll need to download it before proceeding with these instructions.
We’re sorry there’s not an official version for the Mac—yet.
Here’s how to set your PC to open Yahoo! Mail when you click an email link on a web page.
  1. From the “Start” pop-up menu in the lower left corner of your desktop, select “Settings” > “Control Panel”.
  2. In the Control Panel, select “Internet Options”. This opens the “Internet Properties” window.
  3. Click the “Programs” tab along the top.
  4. Click the “E-mail” pull-down menu, and select Yahoo! Mail.
  5. Click OK. Done!
Note: Yahoo! Toolbar v.7.2 and above for Internet Explorer (not Firefox) is the download that adds Yahoo! Mail to your PC's list of email programs to choose from. But after you've chosen Yahoo! Mail as your PC's default email application, Yahoo! Mail will open when you click an email link in any browser.

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