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Solved Windows 8 default mail program


#1
I am a recent user of Windows 8. Most things are self explanatory or can
be deduced but the default mail program has beaten me. If I select a photo from the photo file and try to send be e-mail the screen shows 'there is no e-mail program associated with this'. I have followed the suggestions about trying to set a program and associations but I am led around in a circle and get nowhere. Any suggestions welcome!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CompaqCQ2931EA
    CPU
    AMDE1-1200
    Motherboard
    ACPI x64 based PC
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RadeonHD7310
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    F-Secure (Talktalk)

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#3
The default mail app in Win 8 is the most brain dead mail app I've ever encountered. As Vadikan suggested, install another mail client. I use Windows Live Mail but there are others like Mozilla Thunderbird which is very popular (and free).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
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    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
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    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
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    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
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#4
Thanks both of you. Intractable problem has now become tractable. Installed windows essentials and problem has gone away! Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CompaqCQ2931EA
    CPU
    AMDE1-1200
    Motherboard
    ACPI x64 based PC
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RadeonHD7310
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    F-Secure (Talktalk)

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