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    cannot change my default email app

    I normally use Gmail to correspond. But if I am not in a browser, such as Word, PDF, etc. and go to file, send, email it opens Thunderbird. This works but I am trying to change to Win10 Mail app. In Win settings I have Mail as my default email program, not Thunderbird but it still opens Thunderbird when I try to send a Doc from it's app. What am I missing? BTW it is not a browser issue and Thunderbird Opts do NOT have the check if it is Default checked.

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    Try this - go to Control Panel | Programs | Default Programs | Set your default programs. Find the Windows 10 mail (named Mail) program and select it. Click "Set this program as default".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Try this - go to Control Panel | Programs | Default Programs | Set your default programs. Find the Windows 10 mail (named Mail) program and select it. Click "Set this program as default".
    Thanks Joe but I did that already. That is what is puzzling why Thunderbird opens when Mail is the default app.

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    Before you click "set this program...", what does it say above about how many defaults Mail is already set?
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    I have Windows10 and when I click on Mail program is says "this program has all its defaults" above

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    Which version of Office are you running?
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    Why not uninstall Thunderbird if you choose not to use it?

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    considered it, but being stubborn and curious. figure there must be a way to change back and forth if I wish, just can't find the way yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Ernie View Post
    Thanks Joe but I did that already. That is what is puzzling why Thunderbird opens when Mail is the default app.
    Have you tried doing the same with Thunderbird, but deselecting any associations that are set for Thunderbird? Go to Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Default Programs > Set Program Associations for Thunderbird, and see if any Extensions or Protocols have Thunderbird set as current default. If so, clear the check mark before saving.

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    I tried to unselect TBird defaults in this manner but it won't let me desect two: Protocols MAPI Send Mail Command(and I am admin)
    Quote Originally Posted by arne View Post
    Have you tried doing the same with Thunderbird, but deselecting any associations that are set for Thunderbird? Go to Control Panel > Default Programs > Set Default Programs > Set Program Associations for Thunderbird, and see if any Extensions or Protocols have Thunderbird set as current default. If so, clear the check mark before saving.

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