Can not send email, because the standard mail client is not correctly installed



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Can not send email, because the standard mail client is not correctly installed

Postby hans » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 02:29:34 GMT


I have IE 6.0 plus SP1 and OE 6.0 installed. OE is may 
standard mail client.  I had usedoutlook in teh past on 
the same computer. 

I can browse the internet with IE and send emails with 
OE. But I can't send emails directly from links starting 
mailto: on web pages. Whenever I try this, I get the 
message: Can not send email, because the standard mail 
client is not correctly installed. (The original error 
message is in German).

What is the required action to get remove this problem.

Best Regards

Re: Can not send email, because the standard mail client is not correctly installed

Postby Frank Saunders, MS-MVP » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 03:20:21 GMT

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

Go to Start | Run and type this command, with the double quotes and spaces:

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

and then make sure that OE is selected as the default mail program in both
IE and OE.

If that isn't enough, see this article:
"Send To" and E-mail Links Do Not Work Using Outlook Express as Default: 

You might also want to try this:

Restores OE to the E-mail clients list in Internet Options

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup.  Do not send email

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