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Old 12-12-2009
Join Date: Jan 2009
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Set Outlook Express as your Default E-Mail Client

Copy the following code to notepad and save the file as Outook.reg :
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express]
@="Outlook Express"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Envelope]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Envelope\CLSID]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Envelope\CurVer]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols\mailto]
@="URL:MailTo Protocol"
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols\mailto\DefaultIcon]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols\mailto\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols\mailto\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\shell\open\command]
Make sure this file has .reg as its extension so that it can be merged with the registry. Now double click this file and click yes. Reboot your machine and Done!
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Old 12-12-2009
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 87
Re: Set Outlook Express as your Default E-Mail Client

You don't know but this has helped me so much. I was looking for this for a long time and finally it is possible. For me even the Set Default Programs didn't help... Thanks again!
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Old 13-12-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: Set Outlook Express as your Default E-Mail Client

You may change your e- mail client by default to outlook express. Go to start menu and choose control panel and then choose internet option. Double click on internet option. There will be a internet program types are listed. Just go to under e mail program and select outlook from that and click OK. This will be set by default email client as outlook express forever on your system.
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