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“Send to: Mail recipient” context menu not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    “Send to: Mail recipient” context menu not working


    Hi All,

    The “Send to: Mail recipient” right-click context menu doesn't work

    I've checked under Control Panel/Default Programs and the Mail app appears to be the default. If I click a "mailto:" link in a web page in either version of IE10 it brings up the Mail app successfully, but if I right-click on a file and choose “Send to: Mail recipient” I get this error (see attachment).

    Any clues?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Bump?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ed,

    I get the same thing. It appears that the "MAILTO" protocol requires a desktop program and not a Store app like "Mail" even though Windows 8 let's you set the "Mail" app as the default program for "MAILTO". Odd.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks, Brink. Good to know I'm not the only one.

    Guess I'll go down to the post office and buy some stamps instead...
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    LOL
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