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Old 04-08-2014, 08:10 AM
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Set Default Mail Program

Set Default Mail Client in Windows 7 & Windows 8/8.1

Open Control Panel > Default Programs. Click set your default programs.
In the programs list select the mail client you would like to use. Then click set this program as the default. Click OK.

Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox.
Click the tools menu > options. Click the applications tab.
Under content type scroll down and select mailto.
Under action use the drop down menu and select the mail program you would like to use. If you do not see the mail program you would like to use in the list, click use other and browse to the program on your computer to select it. Click OK when finished.

Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the tools menu > internet options. Click the programs tab.
Under internet programs click the set programs button.
The default programs menu will open. Under programs select the mail program you would like to use. Then click the set this program as the default. Click OK to close the default programs menu. Click OK again to close the internet options menu.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:24 AM
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Set Default Mail Client in Windows 7 & Windows 8/8.1

Open Control Panel > Default Programs. Click set your default programs.
In the programs list select the mail client you would like to use. Then click set this program as the default. Click OK.

Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox.
Click the tools menu > options. Click the applications tab.
Under content type scroll down and select mailto.
Under action use the drop down menu and select the mail program you would like to use. If you do not see the mail program you would like to use in the list, click use other and browse to the program on your computer to select it. Click OK when finished.

Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the tools menu > internet options. Click the programs tab.
Under internet programs click the set programs button.
The default programs menu will open. Under programs select the mail program you would like to use. Then click the set this program as the default. Click OK to close the default programs menu. Click OK again to close the internet options menu.
oh good, Thanks,
I have run into this often with Craigs list and I did not have a default email.
I wasn't even looking for a solution as I thought if I didn't use live or an email client I couldn't do it.
gmail it is!
again thanks. so quick and simple.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:33 PM
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I had gone so far as to google for default mail client with a download of an older Yahoo IM version with the ability to add default email client. I went ahead and reset it also with these instructions.
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