"Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed".
Posted on 2004-11-15
When clicking on a group email link on a Web Site, we get "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed". It does *not* work on any of our Win98SE machines but the link works fine with Windows 2000 and XP. All machines are using IE6 and latest updates and using Outlook as part of the Office 2000 Suite. Outlook (not OE) is set as the default email both in Internet Explorer (Tools, Options, Programs..) and Outlook itself is set to be the default email client. We do not use Outlook Express nor are the working machines (Win2K & XP) using Outlook Express.
It appears to be a problem with WIN98SE+IE6+the Web Site+Outlook. Upgrading to a newer O/S is not an option.
When I use Firefox on the WIN98SE machine(Firefox works ok here on the Win2k machine), I get:
Object not found!
The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
Mon 15 Nov 2004 10:32:33 AM GMT-6
Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux)