IE8 | "Default Mail Client Not Properly Installed" Error

When i click an "Email Us" Link or any Email link like that, my Windows Live Mail is supposed to open, but it doesnt instead i get a message saying "The Defaul Mail Client Is Not Properly Installed" I've checked my Windows Live Mail and it works fine, so i dont know what to do.

Assuming Windows 7...

You will have to configure Windows Live Mail as your default for Mail in the CUSTOM (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults and then restart your computer before any Send To or MailTo functions will become available.

You'll find support for Win7 Mail Clients in this forum: 

You will find support for Windows Live Mail in this forum: 

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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Last updated May 16, 2018 Views 1,858 Applies to:

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