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Want "File, Send to" to use Outlook instead of Outlook Express

Posted on 2003-11-06
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In any of the Office apps there is the option to click on "File, Send To" to send the current file as an email attachment.  I would like this feature to use Outlook instead of Outlook Express.  We are using Office XP.  I fixed this one time before for someone, but the problem has returned and I cannot remember what I did to fix it the first time.  Please advise.  Thanks.
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Question by:mb2010
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by:sunray_2003
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try doing this

open IE

go to tools --> internet options --> programs and in the field for email select outlook

check if this would work

Sunray
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by:mb2010
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The IE thing only works for IE when clicking on a "mail to" link.
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by:sunray_2003
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Please check again .. it works for me

close OE and outlook

do that same change in IE ( my previous comment)

open word

go to file --> send to --> mail recepient

it should open outlook or you may want to open outlook first and then do that in word so that it will give to, cc and addressbook in outlook

Sunray
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WillHudson earned 125 total points
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Sunray is right, setting the default email client like he suggested would set it as default in the whole of windows, not just for IE
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by:mredfelix
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try loging of and back on if it is not regiestering
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Oops!  Sunray should have received those points.
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