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Clicking email links takes me to mail sign-in page

  1. #1


    Michigan
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1

    Clicking email links takes me to mail sign-in page


    When I click on email links on websites, instead of my mail program coming up with the address in the "to" line, I get a mail sign in page. To avoid it, I have to right click and copy email address, then go to my mail program and paste it in. What a pain. Can this be fixed?

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hello Snail,

    Ok bring up control panel:

    1. + R
    2. type "Control", click "ok"
    3.in the search bar type "Default"
    4.Click, "set your Default programs"
    Click image for larger version

    Note: This will now scan your system for the applications you have installed.
    5. Find the application you want set as your default Mail client, click it and press "Set this programme as default"

    then click "choose the Defaults for this programme" because we are going to have make sure a few settings are correct.

    This is because you need to make sure the option "MAILTO" - Description "URL:Mailto" Is set to the correct Email Client. In this example if this was set to the Windows Mail App when you try and click in your browser to email someone it will load the mail app. If you are wanting to set it to load in outlook you will need to make sure when choosing outlooks defaults this is ticked.

    I do not have Outlook installed on the computer i am doing the screenshots on but what you need to make sure is set to the correctly will be shown below.

    Click image for larger version

    Click Save, click ok.

    Hope this helps,

    Harry
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  3. #3


    Michigan
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    It worked! Makes sense to change the defaults. I would've probably gone straight there on my old computer. I was hung up on the MS account thing. Also didn't know I could get to the control panel that way. Thank you!
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Greats News, Glad i could help

    It is a good day when you learn a new shortcut. Old habits die hard for me i am used to running everything from "Run"

    Have a good weekend.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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Clicking email links takes me to mail sign-in page
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