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Old 21-02-2009
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Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

It is a problem in Windows vista. I need this to test one application software. It was very easy in Windows XP or Windows 2k. But in Vista 64 I am unable to do it even after going through the Windows help.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

To setup your Hotmail account as default:
  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on "Tools" of your browser on the upper left part of your browser.
  3. Choose ?Internet Options? from the drop down list.
  4. Select the "Programs" tab.
  5. Under ?E-mail:? click on the drop down list and choose the first ?Windows Live Mail?
  6. Click ?Ok? to save the changes.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

Windows Mail replaced Outlook Express and does NOT support Hotmail any longer. Thus, you'll need to download/install/use Windows Live Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird for that to work.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

You can continue to access your other accounts via web-mail or Windows Mail, but to be able to access your Hotmail account in Vista (other than via web-mail), you'll need to install Windows Live Mail *Desktop* (WLMD). WLMD won't be a default Mail Client choice until you install it.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

There is no "integration" of web based mail within the mail client (Windows Mail) as there was in previous operating systems. This was removed for some real and/or perceived "security" problems. So you will have to use Internet Explorer to access your web based Hotmail.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

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You can continue to access your other accounts via web-mail or Windows Mail, but to be able to access your Hotmail account in Vista (other than via web-mail), you'll need to install Windows Live Mail *Desktop* (WLMD). WLMD won't be a default Mail Client choice until you install it.
Do you have a link to download WLMD?

Can I still use Windows Mail in Vista (I know I said I wasn't interested in using it as my default email client now but might later) even if I install WLMD?
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

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Do you have a link to download WLMD?
You can get WLMD at ideas.live.com
Yes, Windows Mail will still be available after installing WLMD, but only one can be your default.
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Re: Hotmail as default email client in Vista 64bit

Check this thread. Might be useful for you,
How do i change my default mail program
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