Windows 8 contacts - how do I associate the Windows 8 mail program?

When I press the email button in contacts, it asks to associate a mail program.  I cannot find what I am looking for in default programs.

Hi John,


Welcome to Microsoft Community Forums.


When you click on the existing contacts on the People app it will redirect to send the email message using the default Email program.


To assist you better I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:


1)       Which Email client are you using to send and receive email messages?

2)       What options do you see when you click email button in contacts on People app?


Follow the steps and check,


If yes, trying to send an Email messages, then you have to set the Email client as a default Email client.


Click on the link and follow the steps,


Choose the programs Windows uses by default


Note:  Click on the link and follow the steps in the section that says “Set your default programs”.


Refer to the link,


People app for Windows: Frequently asked questions


This information should help you. If you need further assistance regarding Windows, please let us know we will be happy to help.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,045 Applies to: