Email client in IE8

Hi everyone

i was wondering on a fresh clean install of windows7build 7100 with default settings (Nothing altered or changed)

IE: no other programs installed except the drivers for the hardware etc

how would someone go about choosing the email client

i will explain a litle more

when clicking in a link in a website to sent them an email

a box pops up with this message

could not perform this operation because the default email client is not properly installed
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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 3,467 Applies to:

Hello, Ray

Thank you for using the Answers Forum and for helping test Windows 7!

Most email applications have an option to set the default email client. If you want to set it manually, you can go to Start, Default Programs, Associate a file type or protocol with a program, locate the MAILTO item under the protocol section and double click on it to choose the program.

Windows 7 does not come with an email application so you will need to obtain one, such as Windows Live Mail.

Let us know if this helps.

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