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    Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    I installed the latest version of Yahoo in/for a second userid, and then discovered that in my userid clicking on an email link in a web page invokes Yahoo Mail and not the required Outlook Express.

    I uninstalled Yahoo Mail via Add/Remove Programs and now find that clicking on a mail link in a web page causes Outlook (from Office 2003) to be started, which asks me to set up an email account (just like the one I have in Outlook Express).

    Does anyone know a way in which I can reconnect Outlook Express to run for mail links (and also for Send To... in programs like Word, etc)?

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    John
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    Re: Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    Look under IE "Tool, Internet Options" and then the "Programs" tab. You need to have Outlook Express list there under "Email".

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    Re: Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    Dave, you're a hero! I was just reading up about reinstalling IE6 (including OE6), or reinstalling Windows XP. What you suggested has entirely solved the problem - I would have never thought it was so straightforward.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    That has been around since Windows 95, remember it? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    Not quite sure what you mean by "that"!

    I hadn't associated Yahoo Mail's nefarious activities with the list of Programs to do various Internet Functions in Internet Explorer. I thought the problem fix would be a nasty Registry modification at the least!

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    Re: Yahoo Mail hijacks web email links (6)

    "Tool, Internet Options" and then the "Programs" tab. You need to have Outlook Express list there under "Email".
    The above method to control the associated email program, has been around since Windows 95.

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