Windows 10: Word Pad and Email.

  1.    10 Feb 2017 #1

    Word Pad and Email.

    On Wordpad there is a option to Email documents. When I try it a message appears and says I am not connected to Email. How do I connect to Email ?????? Thanks
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #2

    You need to set your default email client.

    If you're using Windows 10:

    Change the Default Email Client on Windows 10

    1. Click on the Start Menu button bottom-left
    2. Now click on the Settings menu item
    3. Then click the System icon
    4. Now click on the Default apps menu item
    5. Look for the Email heading
    6. Click on the current default email client just below heading
    7. The Choose an app menu should now be in view
    8. Click on the email client you wish to make the default app
    9. Close the Settings window
    10. All done!
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  3. Posts : 821
    Windows 10
       10 Feb 2017 #3

    You need a suitable Email Client application. The discontinued Windows Live Mail works, don't know about Outlook Mail client don't have that anymore.
    Without a suitable Email Client installed then a WordPad document would have to be an attachment file.

    Wordpad is not listed in there. Presumable it does not do the required protocol. Probably just the Windows 10 Mail App. There maybe listed other Email client applications if installed.
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  4.    11 Feb 2017 #4

    ahr10 said: View Post
    You need to set your default email client.

    If you're using Windows 10:
    I tried that with Google Easy mail and it doesn't work. Then I tried Yahoo and the same thing happened. Both times it says to select email client but the client was selected and nothing happened. I use Edge
    Last edited by enigma1944; 11 Feb 2017 at 08:54.
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  5. Posts : 8,954
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Feb 2017 #5

    If you want a free product that will be picked up and used by "Send to email Recipient" download and install Thunderbird.

    Set up as IMAP account.

    Understand when you use one of these programs what is being synced. Like if you add a contact in Thunderbird does it show up in your browser version of mail, ie., if you log into your account do you see contact.

    Also if you start to use personal folders within a mail client that are not part of the folder structure you need to think about backing them up.
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