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Add MAILTO in context menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit

    Add MAILTO in context menu


    By default, windows gave Mail recipient in Send To context menu, but unless you have mail program installed (that can open it using MAPI protocol/link) it's useless.
    I am using default Microsoft Mail app. Which works on MAILTO protocol/links.

    I'd like to add MAILTO in my Send To context menu, so that I can send any file from my desktop as attachment in email using Microsoft Mail app in Win 8. So how can I do that ??

    Also I did something with my context menu (trying to add MAILTO option) and I can't see Mail recipient option in there anymore. So please also mention how to restore that one.

    Thank You!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello McNeil, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should already have a Send to -> Mail recipient option that you could use.

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Jan 2013 at 18:25. Reason: correction
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Thanks for reply Brink.

    With the suggested links I restored my Send to -> Mail recipient option.

    With "explorer mailto:" system opens new mail window. But WITHOUT file attached to mail.
    That's my point. I want to send file(s) in attachment in new mail using Microsoft Mail App using Send to in context menu.
    Send to -> Mail recipient uses MAPI protocol, that is not supported by Microsoft Mail App. (Mail App only supports MAILTO)

    I need some kind of file or registry value or something that can attach file in new mail using Microsoft Mail App.
    Which I can trigger from Send To context menu.

    Thank You!
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, the default "Email recipient" option is the only one that I know of that will do this.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Well, that default Email recipient option doesn't attach files as attachments in new mail in Microsoft Mail App.
    I would like to do this since its not easy to navigate through files in Microsoft Mail App.
    So far there is no official email app of provider that I use, and I don't trust other email apps to handle my personal emails.
    Therefore I am stuck.

    So I assume so far there is no way to do this.
    Thanks for your efforts.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Unfortunately, you would need to use a 3rd party email client program like Windows Live Mail to have the files attached using the "Email recipient" option.
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