I can't set outlook as my default email clien

September 18, 2011 at 15:22:56
Specs: Windows 7 ver 7600
outlook works, and receives emails from several email accounts. But I can't make it a default application, because it doesn't show up as an option in any of the lists (default programs, etc)

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September 18, 2011 at 23:01:16
Click start
Click Control Panel
In the upper right search box type "Default Programs"
Click "Set your default programs" in the lower pane
In the left hand pane find Microsoft outlook and click it.
Then click "Set this program as default"

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September 19, 2011 at 06:14:05
Do you have the setting configured in Outlook?

Assuming you're running 2007:

Other tab
Check "Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar."

See if that works.

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September 20, 2011 at 13:51:42
Thanks, I tried this, but Outlook is not available in the list, as I said in the original post.

If you have any other ideas I'm stumped myself, and would be delighted.

I trawled for hours through the postings, trying most things, before asking here. It's either something unbelievably basic, or very esoteric...

Outlook 2000, Windows 7


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September 21, 2011 at 09:08:19
"Thanks, I tried this, but Outlook is not available in the list, as I said in the original post." What list? The setting I directed you to is within Outlook.

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September 24, 2011 at 01:16:02
Hi, And thanks for your help
On the tools, options, other tab, I have 3 options:
Empty deleted items,
Auto Archive, and
Preview Pane settings
There's no option to set default emails.
This is because I'm using Outlook 2000, I should think; the menus won't be the same. But I've looked throughout the menus and I can't find a way to make it a default client.

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September 30, 2011 at 16:07:08
Did you look at the Programs list in IE?

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October 9, 2011 at 09:46:42
Hi Jennifer,

Sorry I've not been back to you sooner, but I'm moving house, And I've put my back out. Not a good combination.

On the mend now, though.

The list that IE gives me is the same list (from the same aplication) as you get from the control panel, and Outlook isn't in the list.

I'd like to know how t get it there, because it did a full install, and is working well.

My actual problem is that I can't synchronise my phone calendar, because it says Outlook is not my default mail client. Whatever that's got to do with it.

Thanks again for your help


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