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    "Send to Mail" doesn't...

    I am using Windows Live Mail 2011 and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

    If I want to send pictures in an email, I will add an attachment or just paste them in the message body. No problem. (In Options, I have unchecked Convert messages to photo emails...)

    BUT, if I right-click a photo and use Send to Mail Recipient, it attempts to login to SkyDrive. I don't want to. I click cancel and I end up with a useless email message. It has a thumbnail with links that go nowhere.

    How can I unlink the Send to Mail from SkyDrive and have it just go to my email?

    If I click Send to Mail Recipient, it should attach the photo to an email that I can send. It should NOT attempt to connect to SkyDrive.

    How can I do this?

    Thanks!

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    When I right click a photo and choose Send To, Mail Recipient, it opens WLM and attaches a the photo. It does ask me what size I wish to use first.

    I would start by upgrading to WLM 2012. This updated mail client seems to have fixed some of the problems with WLM 2011. I would also uninstall WLM 2011 first.
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    Hi StickBoy,

    your method of sending photo/s is not the best method. If sending a singe or multiple photos, its best to put it / them in a folder then select 'Compress and email' as in my attachment. WLM must be set as 'Default' program. How to Zip.docx
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    Medico: I run updates all the time and have never been offered WLM 2012. I just went to the Microsoft site and it is not there. The latest they have is WLM 2011, released 3/22/2012. Same version number I already have, 15.4....
    How do I get the 2012 version? Maybe it's only available for Win8?

    Roderunner: I wasn't asking for the best method to send pictures. I was asking how to disable the link to SkyDrive.

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    it's part of the Windows Live Essentials suite. You choose which portions of the suite you wish to install, one part or all. I would uninstall WLM 2011, download the suite. You will be asked if you want custom install or express install (something like that) Choose the alternative that lets you choose which apps to install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StickBoy View Post
    Roderunner: I wasn't asking for the best method to send pictures. I was asking how to disable the link to SkyDrive.

    Thanks!
    I did try the method you described using WLM 2012, I only use it for Gmail and it still showed up in my Skydrive. I do know other methods of sending photos but have not used them lately, so I don't know if its workable for what you want.
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    I have downloaded the Windows Live Essentials 2012 installer, had it update WLM, and SkyDrive still gets in the way of using an application "email" option or "send to" > "mail recipient" option. This is on a fully patched Win7 32-bit instance.

    I think Microsoft changed WLM such that when photos are being sent, it takes the photo email path, which includes uploading the photos to SkyDrive, and if you don't complete that login, you end up with a broken message in your OutBasket that must be deleted. If you include a dummy non-photo file in the list of files to be sent, it then takes the route you expect (just delete the non-photo file before hitting send and all is well; you could even just let the dummy file be sent for all it matters).

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    I am too chicken to install WLM 2012, lest I lose all my emails. Too much trouble to back it all up. And it's just not that important. As Ken says, it didn't work for him anyway, so I am thinking I would be further frustrated, having gone through the whole process to have it not work.
    I am wondering if there is a workaround. I know there are ways to add things to the context menu. Is there a way to somehow add an entry that sends photos directly to WLM instead of SkyDrive?

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    The Send To folder is located in Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\S endTo.

    Click on the "Mail recipient" shortcut and select properties, the Details tab. What is the File Name?

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    Under the Details tab it tells me the Name is
    Mail recipient.MAPIMail
    Under General tab it says Type of file is
    Mail Service (.MAPIMail)
    And Opens with
    Unknown application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickBoy View Post
    Under the Details tab it tells me the Name is
    Mail recipient.MAPIMail
    Under General tab it says Type of file is
    Mail Service (.MAPIMail)
    And Opens with
    Unknown application.
    Those are the correct values. Your issue is with Windows Live Essentials. I use Outlook for email, I don't have Windows Live anything installed, and mine works as you want yours to work.

    Perhaps there is some option or setting in Sky Drive, but I wouldn't know.
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    My PC reports the same settings although I use Outlook as my email client as bbearen does. I also receive the resize window that Ted referred to earlier and have no problems.

    This thread on SevenForums suggests a couple of workarounds although it also seems to imply that what is happening is by design

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