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Windows 8 default mail program

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    Windows 8 default mail program

    I am a recent user of Windows 8. Most things are self explanatory or can
    be deduced but the default mail program has beaten me. If I select a photo from the photo file and try to send be e-mail the screen shows 'there is no e-mail program associated with this'. I have followed the suggestions about trying to set a program and associations but I am led around in a circle and get nowhere. Any suggestions welcome!

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    This option won't work with the modern Mail app. If you want this option to work, you have to install some desktop software, like Windows Live Mail, Outlook, etc.

    Alternatively, you can attach photos from within the Mail app.
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,147
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    The default mail app in Win 8 is the most brain dead mail app I've ever encountered. As Vadikan suggested, install another mail client. I use Windows Live Mail but there are others like Mozilla Thunderbird which is very popular (and free).
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    windows 8 default mail program

    Thanks both of you. Intractable problem has now become tractable. Installed windows essentials and problem has gone away! Thanks again.
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