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How the heck do I get rid of Outlook Express

by Karen73 / July 16, 2009 11:41 PM PDT

I use Gmail as my main Email, and I'm trying to find a way to set that as my default email, except that doggone Outlook express keeps taking everything over. If I try to send scanned pictures through Gmail, it sends it to Outlook, and I just hate Outlook. Please anyone help me with the steps to Set Gmail as my default Email. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Is the Gmail a WEB MAIL?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2009 11:52 PM PDT

If so, I see the problem. There is no implementation to just run up a web browser when an email link is clicked on.

The long reason for this will not fit here but I will say that nothing is borked up here. For this to work in XP you want to pick an EMAIL CLIENT and a web browser is not such a thing.

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by Jimmy Greystone / July 17, 2009 12:01 AM PDT

Actually, Firefox can be configured to do exactly that. It'll open up a new message tab for Gmail if you click on an email link in Firefox of course. If you try and do it from some random app in Windows, it obviously won't work.

But to the original poster, I'd suggest setting up your email program of choice to use Gmail's POP3 or IMAP service. Kind of the best of both worlds. You can still access your email online if not at your computer, and you can use another email client to send data.

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"If you try and do it from some random app in Windows,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2009 12:21 AM PDT
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"If you try and do it from some random app in Windows, it obviously won't work."

Worth repeating.

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Not sure I understand.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 17, 2009 5:59 AM PDT

I'm a simple folk, and I need things explained to me, carefully, Happy

Do you access your GMail account from your web browser?

If you try to send scanned pictures through GMail, it sends it through OE. That's where I am having difficulty. Are you saying that, when in your GMail account in a web browser, if you create a new email and attach an image file, Outlook Express then opens? Does it open as you are searching your hard drive for the image to attach, or does it open when you click Send?

I don't use OE, but use Thunderbird instead as my main email software. But my usual email account, (from my ISP), I can also access from the ISP's web site. So I have two options. Either open Thunderbird and it will download emails from my ISP's server, (just as OE would), or goto my ISP account in my web browser, log in, and the browser will download any new emails.

In my web browser I can send emails, and any attachments, and Thunderbird never opens.

What is actually happening in your case?


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tim hoyt
by thoyt / September 3, 2011 3:33 AM PDT

i'm getting a window that keeps popping out that is from which is my old e-mail. How do i get rid of it?

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Re: windows pop up
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: tim hoyt

Please start a new thread by clicking on the read "Get started here" button in (top right) and be sure to tell more details so we understand your problem better than we can now.
Hijacking an unrelated thread never is a good idea.


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