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I use to have Lotus Notes (4.6) set as my default mail program in Internet Explorer (I have IE5, I am using Windows 95). I had to reformat, now IE wont let me pick Lotus Notes as the default mail program. I have reinstalled Lotus Notes and IE hoping that it pick it up in the Internet Options / Programs menu. But it hasnt.
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by:tskelly082598
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I'm not a Notes expert, and our mail is setup differently, but I'm making an effort to understand what you are asking - are you saying that when you open IE5, and click on Tools, Internet Options, Programs,  and click on E-mail that there is not a choice for Lotus Notes mail?

If you reloaded the Client software, it is possible that there may be a combo template MAILC46.NTF you may also need in order to use both the Notes Client and the IE browser to access your mail.
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by:swinslow
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That is correct.
I searched for MAILC46.NTF and I dont have it. I do have MAIL46.NTF.
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by:frache
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With Lotus Notes V5.0X and IE5, you have 2 parameters to adjust :

A) Lotus Notes :
Menu : files - Preferences - user's preference - additionnal options : you must check  "activare MS Office 97 send to Notes"

B)  IE5 :
Menu : Tools - Internet Options -Programs - choose  Lotus Notes mail

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by:swinslow
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A) I am using R 4.6

b) read previous comments ..... Lotus Notes is not listed in Tools - Internet Options -Programs like it should be which is the reason for my question
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by:amit_dutta
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Hello swinslow,

All u need to do is reinstall IE with "custom" option. Then select everything except the multilingual option. Hope this will solve ur problem. Its an IE installation problem.

Let me know if it helps...

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by:frache
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To Swinslock :  
Lotus Notes is listed in Tools - Internet Options when you check  "activate MS Office 97 send to Notes"

-> But you have Lotus 4.6 and i have Lotus 5.01.

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by:swinslow
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I just tried it. It didnt work
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Franche

In Lotus Notes 4.6 I dont have that option.
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WELLL ... I finally got it to work. I found a registry setting that took care of it. If anyone would like it to know it is hkey_local_machine\software\clients\mail then I created the key Lotus Notes.

Soren
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Thank You for all your help
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by:darinw
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Moving question to PAQ, thank you swinslow for posting your solution.

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