can't use email via web sites links

  hickman 15:52 03 Aug 2006

Hi all
I'm sure there's a simple fix for this but I can't find it. Using xp and outlook 2003 with IE 5 but when on a web site and want to e-mail via link provided on site I always get the message " default mail client is not properly installed"
I havd tried the repair option but it is no better.
Any body have any idea's??

  Fingees 19:11 03 Aug 2006

Go to control panel.

Select internet options


Make sure outlook is listed in Email slot.

That should set it up as the default browser.

If there is no browser set to default, the link does not know what to use. Hence it won't work.

  hickman 21:22 03 Aug 2006

Thanks for that, I've checked and it shows "microsoft Office outlook" as the email client. I presume this is correct as I'm using Office 2003?

Thanks for your help it's much appreciated

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