Help! Unable to open URL:MailTo with IE6

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lulu, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. lulu

    lulu Guest

    Help please! I cannot bring up automatically my Outlook Express program
    when clicking on URL:MailTo on a webpage. I could before I installed
    Microsoft Outlook (another email program), but now I cannot. I have
    uninstalled Microsoft Outlook but no use.

    I know I need to change the settings in IE6 (Tools>Internet Options>
    Programs) then specify a program Windows automatically uses for each
    internet service, in this case E-mail service. However, under E-mail, I
    have no options listed so cannot change to anything. I know it used to be
    Outlook Express there but now it's gone and left me with a total blank.

    Can you help?
    lulu, Nov 4, 2003
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    Liz Guest

    To make Outlook Express as the Default Mail Client:
    Double-click My Computer> Tools> Folder Options> File Types>
    select URL:Mailto Protocol> Advanced button> Open command>
    Edit button, examine/modify the "Application used to perform action"
    box so it has the following value:


    OK, OK, Close.
    Liz, Nov 4, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    Type the following into Start / Run (including quotes):

    "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg
    °Mike°, Nov 4, 2003
  4. lulu

    lulu Guest

    OH......Thanks a million! You are a star!!

    lulu, Nov 4, 2003
  5. lulu

    lulu Guest

    Thanks a lot, Liz. You are a star!!

    lulu, Nov 4, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.

    °Mike°, Nov 4, 2003
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    Petit Alexi Guest

    Sounds almost ideal behaviour, now all you need is Pegasus, or Eudora, or
    (insert name of any one of about a gazillion better email clients here) and
    your machine will be more secure and better for the internet.
    Petit Alexi, Nov 5, 2003
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