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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday Sept 29th

This morning went much better, I ended up going to my classes today; Most of them are preparing us for our first set of exams for the semester. My appointment for that day that followed shortly after classes was another quick and easy fix. Apparently there was a disconnect between their OS and their browser when it came to choosing an email program. On Windows XPsp3 this error will occur and will cause the 'get mail' button on the browser to not open up -any- email program.


The solution is to right click on the start menu and choose properties, from there choose the menu format you want to edit(standard by default) and click customize. From there all you need to do is select the default mail program from the drop down menu.
**This needs to be done even if it has the proper client selected already**


From there you need to do the same thing with your web browser by selecting Tools>Options>Programs tab. There should be another drop down menu for email here that can be used to select the default email program. After this is done the button should act properly and will pull up the e-mail client as it is supposed to.

This info is thanks to: The Win Help Online Blog

9 comments:

The Reviever said...

Is anyone using mail programs anyway... gmail and other web clients are enough.

Defective Robot said...

Well it seems like everything went well. Glad you are feeling better

Dungeoneer said...

I think I'll be folliwin' you blog, as it seems to give a lot of useful info on techy stuff, which I take a great interest in.

Unreal said...

Pretty informative, thanks for the post

Hydrogenous said...

The Reviever, a lot of people still use outlook you know... And you can compile multiple gmail, yahoo, whatever accounts into a single outlook account...

RandomlyRated said...

thanks for this tip :)

Guy Incognito said...

mail programs are awesoem if you have a lot email accounts because you can check them all with a mere click

Lemmiwinks said...

Great post, bro!

KillerKun said...

i was thinking the same thing... does anybody use mail programs? i guess they use them at some companies and corporations...