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Setting Outlook7 to Default "mailto" in Windows8

  1. #1


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    Windows8

    Setting Outlook7 to Default "mailto" in Windows8


    New computer blues...
    I installed my Outlook7 through Windows Office. I ran it on my old computer. I eventually got my email files moved, but for whatever reason had to manually redo all the email address' that I check with it.

    I now have Explorer10. When I click on a "mailto:", it tries to set up a new account app. When I go to the file "Set your default programs", click on "Mail", all I have showing on the right is "Mail", no "Outlook"! How do I get "mailto:" to associate with my Outlook?

    Thanks.



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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rcull, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to go to Associate a File Type or Protocol with a Program in Default Programs to set the MAILTO protocol (towards bottom) to set Outlook as the default program.

    Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    under set default programs find Outlook (desktop)
    select it and click on set program as default
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Setting Outlook7 to Default "mailto" in Windows8
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