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Outlook 2010 - Mailto I want OUTLOOK not the MAIL APP

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    Outlook 2010 - Mailto I want OUTLOOK not the MAIL APP

    Hi there

    In Outlook 2010 now if I click on a Mailto or email address link in an email I want outlook to open another window with the email address in the TO column.

    Now the wretched Metro Mail app starts with the nag about Ms account etc etc.

    Is there any way I can CONTINUE to use outlook like it USED to behave. I don't want or need that stupid Metro mail app -- whoever thought of or designed that particular app should be slowly drowned in a pit of Bovine excrement together with the Manager for allowing such a stupid piece of software "Out of the Door".

    I've temporaily solved the problem by sending these emails from a W7 virtual machine - but I'd much rather have OUTLOOK work the way it's supposed to. I believe the same problem occurs in Office 2013 too --I'm not running Office 2013 but I believe it's similar (and Office 365 for that matter).

    (Is there perhaps a default EMAIL program setting I can set up somewhere. I can't seem to find it -- probably haven't had enough BEER yet !!!!.).

    Update --finally Found it -- you need to set the default in the MAIL APP as well to outlook. You need to set the default in OUTLOOK as well !!! . I'll post screenshots just in case someone else has a similar problem. (CTRL panel ==>Default programs)

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