Email Links Wont Activate

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  1.    28 Jun 2018 #1

    Email Links Wont Activate

    When clicking on an email link online or in a document my email program Windows Mail wont start up like it normally did.......nothing happens......maybe recent updates stuffed with my program?
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  2.    28 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, what is this set to?
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    (And while there. this?
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    and does Mail work normally if you launch it?

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    under Option 2 & follow the instructions under Option 2.
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  3.    29 Jun 2018 #3

    I have found settings then gone into Apps and Features but not sure where to go to from there?
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  4.    30 Jun 2018 #4

    Default is the clue. You will see it appears in both screen shots.
    Type Default in the search box. You're looking for those options.

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    The last part of my post explains how to reset mailto to its default.
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  5.    02 Jul 2018 #5

    Yes I chaClick image for larger version. 

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  6.    02 Jul 2018 #6

    You original post said
    my email program Windows Mail
    - since you're not using Windows Vista (which had Windows Mail)- I assumed you meant the Mail app. It appears your requirement in your first post has been met.

    Where does Outlook come into this? Which client do you actually wish to use?

    Step by step- what is it you hope to have happen?
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  7.    03 Jul 2018 #7

    Sorry....since the recent update from MS my mail is having issues.......I use Outlook but on my PC (even though I have an online account in Outlook) mail comes to my pc....I am happy with Outlook......may have said Windows Mail by mistake....

    1. I cant click on email links (@.......) online and have my Outlook program start up....Gmail starts up instead (see snap below of what happens when I click on an online email)
    2. Sometimes when I click on links in my emails (http://www......) Word starts up.
    3. When it says in some emails "view this email in a browser" it doesnt take me to my Chrome browser
    4. Somehow (I think its GMail?), another mail program on my pc has forced its way in that keeps bugging me saying its out of date?
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  8.    03 Jul 2018 #8

    I'm trying to understand what you are doing.

    I think you now want mailto to open the Chrome browser to handle as web mail (not Outlook, the Office email client).

    That's very different to what you first posted.

    How to Change the Default Email Program for Mailto: Links

    may give you some ideas.

    I know there are posts on this forum addressing this topic by people who've done this but can't immediately find one. Now that the problem has (I think) been defined, hopefully someone who's done this will comment.

    E.g. post #2
    Opening up mail link in Default browser - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    05 Jul 2018 #9

    Is this the Mailto program?......this keeps popping up and annoying do I get rid of it? Plus I didnt see anything in the link you provided that deals with Outllook which is my mail program?Click image for larger version. 

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  10.    05 Jul 2018 #10

    Please clarify.

    Are you
    a. Using in a web browser?
    b. Using Outlook, the MS email client.

    Your references are very inexact. I have given you solutions
    a. to open Mail
    b. to open Chrome which you mentioned

    Now you want, it seems, Outlook, the email client.... I'm confused, and will leave this to someone else.
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