Default email - Need to set Default email program so that I can use the "send" function

Running windaws 7, just installed Outlook 2010, cannot sedn emali from other programs or the "send" function in other win 7 or other programs (i.e. the send function in excel, word adobe  returns a message that an active email program cannot befound).  I do not want windows mail

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Last updated May 16, 2018 Views 1,288 Applies to:

[Windows Mail isn't available in Win7 but Windows LIVE Mail can be installed.]

You will have to configure MS Outlook 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 orMailTo functions will become available & before the Mail button in IE8 Command bar functions properly.

cf. (Vista-specific section)

cf. The "E-mail" command is missing or is unavailable in Excel 2007, in PowerPoint 2007, or in Word 2007

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

You'll find support for Outlook in these forums: 

~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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