How to make OE the default e-mail?

  TommyRed 16:14 17 Jan 2004

Been fiddling around getting the 4 users on this PC there own e-mail accounts, also activated Outlook but as far as I know never made it default, just had a look around it. Now mailwasher wont send mail to OE because it isn't the default e-mail program, how do I make it so (Sounds a bit Star Trekky, that). TIA TR

  Class57 16:25 17 Jan 2004

Note Mailwasher [ FREE version ] only allows ONE email address

  Diodorus Siculus 16:30 17 Jan 2004

Open internet explorer.


internet options

programs tab

tell it Outlook Express.

  Jester2K 16:33 17 Jan 2004

Follow the error message in Mailwasher.

Tools menu, Options, Click Specify....

  bretsky 16:43 17 Jan 2004

Just amazes me how quick you people are to answer! Damn, you bet me to it!!!!

Yes! do all the above.....good luck

  TommyRed 17:26 17 Jan 2004

In both cases when reach end MS Outlook is the only option, and OE can't be added. TR

  Jester2K 17:37 17 Jan 2004

Select Outlook Express from the upper drop down list


specify the path to OE in the lower one. Click the ... button on the right to browse to OE - something like "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"

  Chegs ® 17:41 17 Jan 2004

Under Start / Run trying entering this C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

This should set it as the default mail handler

From here click here

  AndyJ 19:04 17 Jan 2004

Chegs - should have a quote in front of the C i.e.
"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

  TommyRed 19:17 17 Jan 2004

Your Tools>Options>specify seems to have worked, though I'm sure that option wasn't there when I originally tried it. I'd also tried the "C:\Program Files............... route so wether that had anything to do with it, I don't know. I'll start a new thread for my next query. Thanks all TR

  Jester2K 19:22 17 Jan 2004

"I'm sure that option wasn't there when I originally tried it"

Yeah they do that to me too..... Usually appear just after i've posted a thread asking "How do i.....???

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