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    Help with Windows Mail issue

    First of all, I'm using a local account and not my Microsoft account/windows 8.1.

    I wanted to email a link to a webpage from the file menu in Firefox. I mistakenly & stupidly clicked on "Mail" rather than the mail client I wished to use. The PC prompted me to sign in to Windows Mail which is not what I want to do. Now every time I want to send a link, the PC to defaults to Windows Mail. I found out how to change the setting if I was using my Microsoft account, but I'm not. Is there a way to stop this behavior using my local account. I went to mail, settings, accounts, but couldn't find a way for the PC from prompting/defaulting to windows Mail without using my M$oft account

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    Diane
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    Try setting your desired mail client as the default mail app:
    Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default Programs

    Jerry

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    Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set your default programs, choose your normal mail program and click "Set this program as default".
    What is your default mail program?

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you both...Dummy was not thinking of Control Panel. Your fixes worked perfectly well.

    Diane
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