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daedong
04-25-2006, 06:08 PM
How do i set my computer email default? It always comes up with outlook express I want to set it to yahoo email.

bczoom
04-25-2006, 07:33 PM
Are you using Microsoft XP?

I don't have Yahoo, but here's a couple places I see to change it.

If Yahoo has similar options as Outlook Express, in the application click on:
Tools
Options
On the "General" tab, there should be an option to make it your default e-mail.

Another place to set these (in XP) is to click on "Start" and from there, click on "Set Program Access and Defaults". There's an option there to set your default e-mail program.

Gatorboy
04-25-2006, 07:56 PM
How do i set my computer email default? It always comes up with outlook express I want to set it to yahoo email.

Isn't Yahoo! email a web-based email, via their website?

daedong
04-25-2006, 08:45 PM
Are you using Microsoft XP?

I don't have Yahoo, but here's a couple places I see to change it.

If Yahoo has similar options as Outlook Express, in the application click on:
Tools
Options
On the "General" tab, there should be an option to make it your default e-mail.

Another place to set these (in XP) is to click on "Start" and from there, click on "Set Program Access and Defaults". There's an option there to set your default e-mail program.
I can't find anything in tools, options.

Here "Set Program Access and Defaults" there is only two options Outlook Express and Hotmail, can't type anything in either.

Dave, I guess your right. Hotmail is to, is it not?

DaveNay
04-25-2006, 08:58 PM
How do i set my computer email default? It always comes up with outlook express I want to set it to yahoo email.
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/ext/ext-09.html


How can I make Yahoo! Mail my default email application? The Yahoo! Default Email Application is a small 60KB download that allows you to set Yahoo! Mail as your default email application in Microsoft Windows. For example, in Internet Explorer it lets you access your Yahoo! Mail account from any email link on a web page, as well as from the "File/Send" menu or the "Mail" button on the IE toolbar. It also allows you to send a file using Yahoo! Mail directly from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It's perfect for Yahoo! Mail power users who would like easier access to their Yahoo! Mail accounts. To install the program:
Go to this help page (http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/ext/ext-11.html).
Check to make sure your system meets the requirements listed.
Click on "Continue." The program will automatically install on your hard drive and set Yahoo! Mail as your default email application.
After the download is complete, you'll have the opportunity to add links or shortcuts to Yahoo! Mail from your desktop and "Quick Launch" menu.Once this application is installed, when you send files from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you'll be taken to the attachments interface in Yahoo! Mail. At the top of the attachments page, you'll be told where your file is temporarily stored. You can add the file to your message by clicking on "Browse" to find it in the location indicated and then attaching as usual. If you want to switch your default mail application back to another email program, just click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options" in your Internet Explorer toolbar. Then click on the "Programs" tab, and use the pull-down menu to select the default email application you'd like. From there, click on "OK," and your changes will be saved.
The Yahoo! Default Email Application can be installed on a PC running Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. It works with Internet Explorer 4.0 and greater.

thcri
04-25-2006, 09:36 PM
I just downloaded Yahoo Messenger at work today. During the install process it asked me if I want to make Yahoo mail my default. I think if you go out and get the newest version of messenger it will take care of it for you. I did not elect to make it my default so I am not sure of how it totally works but you might want to give it a try.

murph

daedong
04-26-2006, 06:34 AM
Have tried all of the above and nothing seems to work. So I have sent yahoo a help message.
Thanks for everyones help.