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How to set Outlook 2000 as the default email client from Internet Explorer

Q: How to set Outlook 2000 as the default email client from Internet Explorer

I have Vista as my OS and I use IE and Outlook 2000.
Whenever I click an email link in IE, Windows Mail opens.
When I try to set Outlook 2000 as the default email client from Internet Explorer I get a 'Set your default programs' dialog box which does not list Outlook 2000. Any thoughts ?

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Apparently this is a known bug with a known fix, in either Microsoft's 'fix it for me' or the 'here's what to edit in the registry' form.

This problem occurs if your computer has the following configuration:
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This problem occurs because data is missing from the registry.
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Go to search, type default
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A:default email client

Hello slick8

Windows mail has been replaced with Windows Live Mail, as part of the Windows Live package. It is now an optional download and doesn't come pre-installed in Windows 7.

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this unscrambles the machine,
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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
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A:Change default email client on Win7

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I use this extension:

Gmail notifier also does the job:

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Disclaimer: no personal experience with Incredimail.

That does sound odd that you cannot de-select it from the control panel.
Perhaps Windows needs you to have another email client installed, to be an alternative (either Outlook or a 3rd-party email client)?

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And I know that, when you run the installer, it will prompt you to decide if you want it to be the default mail client.
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I hope this helps.

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John Im not sure , but everytime I use Outlook it tells me in a popup that Outlook is not my current default and ask would I like to change it?

So use it & see if you can.

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With IE 6 open go to the tools, then internet options, then programs, the bottom says internet programs, choose set programs, default programs opens and a pop up asks if you give permission. the last option is set program options and computer defaults, the last option is custom and the drop down arrows are on the right. the drop down and the middle option allows you to set a default email. i selected windows mail which seems to have replaced outlook and works the same way, i dont know if its a n upgrade.
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A:how do you set Outlook 2003 as Win7 default mail client

Hi ralphmurmegen! Welcome to SevenForums.

Just to double check that you have followed the following procedure:

Click Start.
Type "default programs" in the Start Search box.
Click Default Programs under Programs in the search results.
Now click Set your default programs.
Highlight Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Outlook on the left.
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Click OK.
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when you open outlook express does it ask youto make default ??

open outlook express

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A:Best Non-Outlook Email Client?

I've been using Thunderbird for years and have yet to find anything to replace it. At this point I've migrated all of my accounts over to it and have nothing bad to say about.

As for calendars, I don't really know if you can integrate the Outlook calendar to it. There is an extension called "Lightning". That will integrate with Google calendar but that's as far as I've ever had to go with setting up a calendar in Thunderbird.

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A:How to set up a non-Outlook Express email client

You seem to have all the proper information. I've setup Thunderbird before but it's been a few years. It's probably something we're not checking or checking and not supposed to be checking.

Who is your ISP? And are you using their email servers?
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From my previous post in Need a good email client :
Mozilla Thunderbird. You might be put off by claims about its future (no more development) but it will still be supported for a long time (stability/security fixes still going on). Zimbra Desktop Incredimail Pegasus Mail Opera Mail eM Client Windows Live Mail / Windows 8 Mail App
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I had the same setup for my Yahoo email until they started charging for the service

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I havent done it for a bit so I'm a bit rusty. A quick Google search found me this useful link (pics too):

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Quote: Originally Posted by is14fun

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If this is to be setup to work with Hotmail then Outlook can't be configured to work with this app. You need to use Outlook express.
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My first thought is the Outlook.nk2 file. If it doesn't exist, i don't know if it will recreate itself or not. I do know that this is the file where outlook saves the auto complete addresses, and the path to the file should be:

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A:Can not change default email address in Microsoft Outlook 2003

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Go to Start, Control Panel, Programs, Default Programs, then Set your Default programs.

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did you figure this out yet?
Always reply with the same email address |
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A:Outlook 2000 SR-1: Problem with Contacts in Email

Hi lawyermom
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Do you have more than one Contacts folder in Outlook?

Open the Address Book in Outlook, are there folders or groups listed under Contacts?
If so, look in each to see if the missing Contacts appear.
If Contacts appear in other folders, you can Copy them to the main folder.

When using the To: button, you can also click the drop down arrow and switch to the other folders (if they exist) to select those Contacts.

Let us know what you find.
This may be of interest to you: This link shows how to reconfigure mail support in Outlook 2000.
How to switch from one installation type to another in Outlook 2000

An advantage of having Outlook configured as Corporate/Workgroup, is the ability to create additional profiles in Outlook. If errors start occurring in Outlook, you can create another profile to see if the errors occur in the new profile, as well.
How to create a new e-mail profile in Outlook 2000