1.    29 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    Seamonkey is my default browser, but IE opens through Outlook


    I have made Seamonkey my default browser.
    When I click on a link in outlook, IE opens and I do not seem to find a setting to stop outlook doing that.
    Very annoying.

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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 604
    Windows 7

    Welcome to the forum.

    There is a lot of software that uses Internet Explorer directly rather than the default browser. Often there is no option to override this. Like it or not, that is the reality.
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  3.    29 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,276
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    Hello fluitr Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    I use the 64bit variation of Firefox known as Waterfox as the default here and often see IE open automatically for the simple reason it is the single browser that MS wares are intended to use. Outlook is MS as well as IE is and despite seeing IE open Waterfox will be the browser that a 3rd party app will default to since it was set to be the default.

    For 10 here I simply downloaded the 2012 Windows Essentials in order to get the Windows Live Mail option back I have been using since Vista first arrived! With the Live Hotmail now seen at outlook.com you can get into your account using any browser. MS apps installed on Windows however will always default to what is default in Windows and up until that was IE while you may be seeing Edge take it's place!
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  4.    29 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,140
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    It is a common problem with Outlook. There are several threads on here about it. Here is one. Can not declare IE 11 as default program
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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,276
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    Don't forget that now with 10 Edge is the brand new MS toy when getting 10 set up out of the box! That will soon be popping up once it finally gets worked out instead of IE. Right now we are still in the transition stages of see IE replaced for good!
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