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    Setting default mail client (2000)

    How can I set Outlook as my default mail client when using the Internet? I tried setting this from within IE 6, but when attempting to create an e-mail an error message occurs suggesting I set this from within Outlook. Andy.

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    In Outlook:

    Select Tools | Options...
    Activate the Other tab
    There's an option in the section labeled General to set Outlook as default e-mail program.
    Don't forget to click OK after setting this option.

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    This option doesn't appear in the General section of Outlook 2000.

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    Oops, sorry, that was for Outlook 2002.

    According to the MSKB, you should set it in Internet Explorer for Outlook 2000: OL2000: How to Make Outlook the Default E-mail Program. What e-mail program have you used as default before?

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    I tried to set this in Internet Explorer 6, but that's when I receive a message to say I should set it in Outlook (2000). Currently it defaults to Outlook Express.

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    Sorry, no idea.

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    Re: Setting default mail client (2000)

    Try these two:

    267807 - OL2000: Error Message: "Can't Create the Item" When You Click a Mailto Link

    312346 - OL: Clicking Mailto Links on Web Pages Does Not Open New Mail Message

    Note; The second one refers to Outlook 2002/3 but I'm fairly certain the same will apply - just check the path to your Outlook installation...

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