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    New Lounger
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    Cannot change my default mail to yahoo mail

    I have followed the instructions to change yahoo to my default email. This is from http://email.about.com/od/yahoomailt...fault_mail.htm and http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8184744AAwI3wj I am running Windows XP SP3.

    Problem is when I go into internet options through the control panel, then click the programs tab, under email drop down menu its supposed to state yahoo mail as a client. Problem is it does not. I install yahoo software but I still am not able to find it even though it says I should.

    I have had this same problem in the past. I did yesterday have my computer reformatted so yahoo was no longer my defualt client. Anyone know the solution and why this is happening and how they can help me fix this please?

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    Uranium Lounger
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    First I'd uninstall the Yahoo software and reinstall it carefully. Then try again. If that fails I'd suggest you try Mozilla Firefox. You can make Yahoo! Mail handle email links no matter the operating system you use.
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    New Lounger
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    I have tried this link as I saw it myself. In my BT Yahoo under the options menu there is no option to Set Y! Mail as default webmail from the navigation bar. I am also running firefox and I have set that to Yahoo but still when clicking on an email address I am still directed to Outlook which I want the windows to direct me to yahoo mail.

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    It does actually open the email in yahoo in the firefox browser but I want it to recognize it for IE and on the computer e.g. in computer programs where there are email links.

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    Many years ago when I used yahoo you could achieve this by installing yahoo messenger.

    If its installed correctly it will set Yahoo as your default email application. You will need to install the Browser Services option to make this work properly. Yahoo should appear as one of the options under Control Panel > Internet Options > Programs tab > Email. You should then be able to stop Ymessenger starting at boot time, but retain the mail provider settings.

    Hope this helps/still works!


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    The Browser option is not coming up when trying to install

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