OE as default email program



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OE as default email program

Postby SW5nZTAzOQ » Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:38:02 GMT

I am trying to change the default email program to OE.  When I select a pic 
out of my pictures folder and select send by email, Outlook opens.  I have 
gone through Internet Explorer and tried to change there but Outlook Express 
is not one of the selections, only Outlook.  I have also tried Set Program 
Access Defaults through Start Menu but couldn't figure it out.  I think it is 
the URL Mail To listed but am not sure.  Thanks for any help.


Re: OE as default email program

Postby Bruce Hagen » Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:47:45 GMT

Best way is in Create Mail, Insert | Picture and browse to the folder 
that contains the pic you want.

If you do have a  default e-mail problem:

Make OE the default e-mail client:

See this if it still does not set as default:

    Bruce Hagen

Re: OE as default email program

Postby SW5nZTAzOQ » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:00:02 GMT

Thanks.  The reason I use the folder method for sending pics is XP will 
resize them for emailing purposes.  I currently use OE as my emailer but when 
I select "Email this file" it resizes the pics and then an outlook profile 
box opens.  When I went into internet explorer in tools, options, programs 
tab, I cannot change the email to outlook express, the only option is outlook 
or blank.

Re: OE as default email program

Postby Bruce Hagen » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:07:17 GMT

Did you do everything in the first link?

Go to Start | Run and type the following:
(Check the path to msimn.exe to make sure that is correct)

Then open Internet Explorer and go to Tools | Internet Options | 
Programs and set OE as the default mail (and news) program.

Did you check the second link?
    Bruce Hagen

Re: OE as default email program

Postby PA Bear » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 13:10:16 GMT

1.  http://www.**--****.com/ ; then...

2.  http://www.**--****.com/ 

If still no joy, see:

SendTo and E-mail Links Do Not Work Using Outlook Express as Default

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Re: OE as default email program

Postby SW5nZTAzOQ » Fri, 13 May 2005 04:21:02 GMT

5/11/05 - I finally got a chance to sit down and work your fixes on my OE not 
being the default mail handler.  I ended up changing the registry and it 
worked beautifully.  Thanks for your expert help!


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