Send-to mail recipient association to Outlook but should be to Mail

  1.    10 Feb 2018 #1

    Send-to mail recipient association to Outlook but should be to Mail

    I recently visited my sister and set up a new computer for her with Windows 10, MS Office 2016 professional and using the Windows Mail. She is as pleased as punch but when wanting to send jpegs to a mail recipient (and resize them accordingly) it asks her to create a new profile in Outlook.

    So I must have installed Outlook by mistake, and further it has somehow associated itself with the "send to mail recipient" function.

    The computer is in a different country so its quite a problem for me.

    First thought was to uninstall Outlook only. This does not seem to be easily possible.
    settings, app, apps and features, Office 2016..., modify - then allows only repair or uninstall. To be honest I am afraid to ask her to press the uninstall button in case it uninstalls the lot and then I have an even bigger problem!

    Will it give us the choice to uninstall only Outlook?

    Second thought was to correct the file associations.
    Settings, apps, default apps, mail is set to Mail
    set defaults by app, Mail has everything set to Mail
    set defaults by app, Outlook has the sendto function now set to Mail (but this did not help even after a restart). There are a lot of other file types/functions here which don't seem to give the option of being set to Mail.

    What can we do? Is there something in choose default applications by protocol which can be reassigned to Mail from Outlook?

    Thanks for your advice...
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  2.    10 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi, this is not straightforward. The Sendto mail recipient requires a MAPI compliant mail program (If you examine shell:sendto you will see MailRecipient.MAPIMail). Essentially this also requires a client that can be invoked with a parameter - and universal apps don't take parameters- they are not exe files.

    Windows 10 error - Microsoft Community
    for more discussion and find

    Don't give up yet: I'm working on a little utility that will provide a Send To Mail App capability (independently of the existing Send To Mail Recipient MAPI feature, so if you use both Outlook and Mail, for example for separate corporate and personal e-mail, you can choose which to use). I'll post a link to it when it's available.
    - it seems this offers a solution.

    Please let us know if it works. Thanks.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Feb 2018 #3

    Hi Dalchina,

    thanks for your help.

    Before I try to get my sister to install SendViaMailApp.exe, can you tell me if it allows the resizing of jpegs? This is the main reason for using the "send to mail recipient" otherwise one could just use the attach paperclip in Mail, (which works fine).

    Thanks again
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 Feb 2018 #4

    We're only talking about trying to fix MS's omission as regards handling email with Mail
    I use Thunderbird, so I haven't tried this fix personally; I found it for you with a search.

    The Send To feature is merely a convenience in that it saves browsing.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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