Windows 10: there is no email program associated to perform the requested action

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  1.    15 Feb 2018 #1

    there is no email program associated to perform the requested action


    email installed and set as default mail program. do not know application generating error message. get message at startup and frequently after.
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  2. Posts : 5,050
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       15 Feb 2018 #2

    Yes, I have that too, but only on my old Surface Pro1.
    Go figure.

    Don't have that on my Surface 3 and other laptops.
    All my Windows tablets and laptops have WLM 2012 installed and it is my default in all my computers.


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    I just ignore it because it has no ill effect on my WLM.
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #3

    i ignore the message as well. But, this is a new PC with a fresh Win 10 install. I don't want to see it.
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  4. Posts : 6,854
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       18 Feb 2018 #4

    Hi jalea148.
    Could you please expand on your opening statement "email installed and set as default mail program".

    Did you install an email program like outlook or thunderbird. What did you set as default mail program, "Mail", something you installed or a browser.

    Have you tried the Clean boot process to see what is generating?

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

    Have you looked in event viewer or reliability history when this message occurs to see what is generating?


    Ken
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  5. Posts : 670
    Windows 10
       18 Feb 2018 #5

    You will have to look at your installed Applications, particularly what they put in at startup, and at various scheduled intervals.
    Windows 10 does not come with a Mail Client that understands certain protocols.

    If you have installed another Mail Client that also may not understand the protocol or you have not set the protocol to the Email Client, whatever that might be.
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  6. Posts : 4,475
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       18 Feb 2018 #6

    Might also look in Control Panel, Internet Options and the Programs tab, may be a way to set it as desired. It was easy 'back then' with Outlook Express or with any installed Outlook. A lot of the problem is how programs are written to connect to installed programs, sometimes don't work with third-party software.
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  7.    18 Feb 2018 #7

    Thank you. Will check out your suggestions later today.
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  •    24 Feb 2018 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Hi jalea148.
    Could you please expand on your opening statement "email installed and set as default mail program".
    Sorry this took so long. Did the clean boot and the error came up quickly, as usual. Not much of interest from the event viewer. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	178469. Thunderbird is set as the default emailer.
    Thank you. Jay

    Did you install an email program like outlook or thunderbird. What did you set as default mail program, "Mail", something you installed or a browser.

    Have you tried the Clean boot process to see what is generating?

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

    Have you looked in event viewer or reliability history when this message occurs to see what is generating?


    Ken
    seee above in quote.
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  • Posts : 6,854
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       25 Feb 2018 #9

    I might head into the Apps in settings, then default apps, "Set defaults by app" and find Thunderbird. Make the associations.


    If you start Control Panel through run, the User Accounts what is listed under Mail?
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  •    25 Feb 2018 #10

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    I might head into the Apps in settings, then default apps, "Set defaults by app" and find Thunderbird. Make the associations.


    If you start Control Panel through run, the User Accounts what is listed under Mail?
    I'm sure what you mean re User Accounts what is listed under Mail. There were no mail references. Same with Set defaults by app. Click image for larger version. 

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