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Can't send 'link' by email from a website on desktop

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    Can't send 'link' by email from a website on desktop


    With a website opened on the desktop that I want to send the 'link' or 'page' by email, I go to 'Page', (top right), but both the 'Send page by email' & the 'Send link by email' are greyed-out. They won't even work if I select/highlight the page first. Why? How do you normally accomplish the same thing with a site from the 'Start screen'? Thanks for any help.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Click image for larger versionThis is what I get when I right click on site opened on desktop.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Your browser has no email client.

    I use Opera browser which has its' own email client :

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    If you install Opera you don't have to use it.
    You can continue using your present browser,but once you configure the Opera email you will have the option to right click & send by email.

    I will attach a tutorial I made on setting up Opera & its' email client.
    Unzip it & open the HTML file it contains.
    It's like a mini webpage.

    New folder.zip
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    I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but see this picture :

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    With a website opened on the desktop that I want to send the 'link' or 'page' by email, I go to 'Page', (top right), but both the 'Send page by email' & the 'Send link by email' are greyed-out. They won't even work if I select/highlight the page first. Why? How do you normally accomplish the same thing with a site from the 'Start screen'? Thanks for any help.
    To fix send link grayed out
    Go to TOOLS /INTERNET OPTIONS /PROGRAMS Tab/INTERNET PROGRAMS /SET PROGRAMS /SET PROGRAM ACCESS AND COMPUTER DEFAULTS /CUSTOM /CHOOSE A DEFAULT EMAIL PROGRAM / and select your email program there. Make sure "Enable access to this program" is checked.
    Last edited by Clint; 21 Jun 2013 at 06:31.
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    Hi Clint, In that last box, already enabled is: 'Use my current email program' & 'Enable access to this program'. The only other box to enable is: 'Opera'. So I enabled that & the problem is solved, I can now send a link or a current page by email. Thanks to medab1 & clint.
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    You are very welcome robinpe. This happens tome sometimes for no reason. So I wrote myself a note as how to fix it.
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    Hi medab1. I followed your tutorial & got the attachment on to the Opera email. I sent it off. However, it goes into the 'Outbox' & no further. Four times I tried, I now have 4 emails sitting in the 'Outbox'. I'm getting the 'Mailer Error':
    'Sending email failed. Maybe the SMTP server is not set up properly? Email queued'. I also got another 'Mailer Error:
    'The connection with the IMAP server was unexpectedly interrupted'. I did select IMAP when setting up the acct. Any suggestions?
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    I don't know.
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