Question by BajaRob: How can get IE7 to use my webmail client instead of outlook when clicking on an “e-mail to” link in a web site
When ever I’m in a website and there’s an “e-mail me” or “contact us” link and I click on it, Internet Explorer trys to open Outlook to send the e-mail, but I don’t use Outlook. I would like to be able to use my web-based yahoo account, but I can’t figure out how to get Internet Explorer to use my web-mail account instead of Outlook.

I’ve tried opening “Internet Options” from the control panel, selecting the “Programs” tab, then going to the e-mail to see if I could change it there but the only thre options it gives me are “Microsoft Outlook”, “Outlook Express” or “Windows Live Mail.” There seems to be no option to ad a web-based e-mail client.

I KNOW there is a way to do this because another computer I’ve worked on that used the exact same browser and version allowed this.

I know that I can jus cut and past the link into my web-based e-mail but that’s not the point. I also am not interested in hearing about the benefits of FireFox, Safari, or any other browser, thanks
I’ve already tried: Tools – Internet Options – under programs – Email – choose Drop down box. But the drop down box only shows the three options I mentioned above.

Best answer:

Answer by cherokee.diamond
Tools
Internet Options
under programs
Email
choose Drop down box

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One thought on “Q&A: How can get IE7 to use my webmail client instead of outlook when clicking on an “e-mail to” link in a web site”

  1. Web based Yahoo e-mail is not an e-mail client. It is simply another web page appearing in a browser. I don’t see how you can make a URL a lauchable application for e-mail, since IE has to know about where to place the subject and the body. But I’m I’ll be watching this question. Interesting..:-))

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