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Outlook 2013 not recognised as default email client

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    Outlook 2013 not recognised as default email client


    Am beginning to wonder if Microsoft ever launch a product that works with other Microsoft products.

    First all the browsers no matter where stopped working in windows 8. I tried command prompt as admin netsh winsock r (worked on 1st computer running win 8 that the browsers failed on) , but this had no effect so I did a clean boot which seems to have resolved this issue (2nd computer with win 8 on that the browsers stop working but internet running fine on them.).


    Before this was done all of sudden outlook 2013 decided when starting to display the message: Either there is no default mail client or the current client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft outlook and set it as the default mail client.

    Now this I have done in all 3 areas, outlook, control panel and internet options within the IE browser. But nothing changes and they were all 3 set as default anyway.

    Anyone have any idea why this happening and if there is a fix as I am getting to the point where I am beginning to despair with win 8 and outlook 2013 respectively, and recommend roll backs till they get their act together and sort them out.

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    Have you tried using Default Programs to set it?
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    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    I do wonder if people can read, if you cant read a post properly please don't reply, i need help not comments from people who cant read a post.
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Outlook 2013 not recognised as default email client
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