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by mil / October 14, 2009 10:00 PM PDT

I have always used Microsoft Office Outlook for my default email delivery and, as well for sending information to either myself or to others off the internet. Now, for some reason, when I send something off the internet, up pops Windows Mail...I do not know why the change. As well, this morning two items coming to my email address came via Windows Mail. I do not want this but do not know how to correct it. Office Outlook remains my default email address so......I am really mystified. Is there a way to disabale Windows Mail without disabling the other aspects of MSN??????? Something must have been changed (not by me) and I do not know how to change it back.
PS: I have grandkids who use this computer so my guess is that they must have done something....

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 10:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows Mail

You asked why. Microsoft updates to Internet Explorer are known to but shouldn't have changed the email defaults. Let's not go into the discussion about this but move on.

You didn't supply what OS but in Windows XP you open up Control Panel, Internet options and find the tab where you select what program to use for email links. Change it to Outlook of your choice.

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windows email
by mil / October 14, 2009 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Why?

Hi again....its Vista we have as an operating system.....

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Wouldn't this be nearly the same procedure?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: windows email

Sorry but part of the forums is to help you help yourself. Try changing what email program is to be used. And I looked and it's the same place from XP to Vista. You could have saved a post?

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windows mail
by mil / October 15, 2009 12:26 AM PDT

Thanks. Sorry to have been a bother.

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No bother.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: windows mail

Just asking that we apply ourselves and save a few posts.

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Win Vista
by Phil Crase / October 14, 2009 11:29 PM PDT
In reply to: windows email

Windows Vista uses WINDOWS MAIL, no more outlook express, similar but not the same.

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