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prymal
Posted: October 4th, 2008, 11:16am Report to Moderator
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Hi! I have been having this on going problem with an error message everytime I go to send an email from within another program what it says is I must set up a default email program so I do. I go into explorer, tools & internet options & change my default email program to mozzila thunderbird. Everything works fine for a day or so & then explorer defaults me back to outllook as the default mail program & then the errors start again. Whats with that! Anyone else run into this. Sure would like to know if there is a fix for this. Seems like an attempt by microsoft to hog this operation. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Using win xp pro! TIA!
Paul
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Snakeyes
Posted: October 5th, 2008, 5:50am Report to Moderator
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Seems like the change is defaulting back to outlook. Try making it manually in Windows explorer .
In Explorer go to Folder Options/File Types In the Registered file types box scroll to URL:Mail TO protocol. Highlight this and click on the Advanced button and add path to Mozilla
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prymal
Posted: October 5th, 2008, 2:38pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the quick reply here snakeyes! However there is no such file type in the registered  file types! I've scrolled thru all of the URL: files & no such listing in my file types. The only explorer connections with URL files are URL:RLogin Protocol, URL:Telenet Protocol & URL:TN3270 Protocol. Any other ideas here!
Thanks again for the help here!
Paul
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Snakeyes
Posted: October 5th, 2008, 6:52pm Report to Moderator
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In that case use the "New" button and the create a new file type URL:Mail TO protocol and set path to mozilla.
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prymal
Posted: October 5th, 2008, 8:55pm Report to Moderator
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When I try to create a new file type as you have said. URL:MailTo & set the path to mozilla thunderbird & still no go. Keep getting the error message: No profiles have been created. To create a new profile, use the mail icon in the control panel.
Looks like this just isn't going to work. Thanks for your help though!
Paul
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Snakeyes
Posted: October 6th, 2008, 4:47am Report to Moderator
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Sorry about that. Maybe this URL could shed some light. You have most probably already tried every thing there.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_mail_client
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prymal
Posted: October 6th, 2008, 9:08pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the continued help here. Well appreciated. However I went through every possible scenario with the mozilla web fix & nothing worked. Strange thing.
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