At web sites that have links for sending e-mail to the web site owner, when I click on the e-mail link a message window appears that says, “default mail client is not properly installed.”
In Win 98 my only web browser (IE 4.0 with IE 4.01 SP2) has lost its software connection to my only e-mail program (Outlook Express).
In Internet Explorer – View – Internet Options – Programs – Messaging Mail: the drop-down-menu has NO entries and will not let me type in an entry.
On the desktop R – click on the IE icon and click the Programs tab: the drop-down lists for Mail and News are blank and will not let me type in an entry.
In Outlook Express – Tools – Options – General Tab – the fifth option is: Make Outlook Express my default e-mail program. I put a check mark in that option box and click OK. When I return to that same option box, the check mark is NOT there.
How can I make Outlook Express the default mail client ???
Question 10186742 by B. Farajian on July 24,1999 is similar to mine. He says that he found a solution in Eric Miller’s Tips: “register” OE as the default mailer. But where are Eric Miller’s Tips?
The suggestion to uninstall and reinstall IE has also been offered to me, however, IE is not in my Add/Remove as a program that can be uninstalled. IE 4.01 SP2 is in the list. We’ve all heard Bill Gates say that IE is an integral part of WIN 98 so perhaps it can not be uninstalled. Can we uninstall IE from WIN 98?