Solved

How to Stop Outlook from Becoming Default Mail Sender

Posted on 2006-11-04
2
1,048 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I use Gmail for my e-mail and Outlook 2003 for other PIM-related purposes. I want Gmail to be my default mail program so that it is what responds when I click on a MAILTO: link or select Send Link in Firefox. That should be easy with Gmail Notifier. Yet every time I open Outlook, it sets itself as my default e-mail program so that the next time I click on a MAILTO: link or select Send Link in Firefox, Outlook opens a new message window. In order to get Gmail to start responding again, I have to first deselect the appropriate option in Gmail Notifier, close the notifier, and then open it again and reselect that option. I found the box in Outlook's options that says "Make Outlook the default program..." and turned it off, yet that has not helped the situation.

As long as I leave Outlook open or even if I close it and leave it closed, Gmail will continue responding to new message links. Yet whenever I close and then reopen Outlook, it will once again start responding to such links. Short of uninstalling it, how can I prevent Outlook from attempting to be the program that creates new e-mail messages?

This has been driving me crazy for months. Any help would be very much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:Arbanak
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 17875566
Greetings, Arbanak !

Outlook is closely tied to Internet Explorer. In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  By Email, deselect Outlook. If there is no blank spot, select an email program that you do not use. Click OK.  Restart IE.

Best wishes!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Arbanak
ID: 17875584
Thanks war1!

That seems to have solved the problem. I never would have guessed that the answer would lie in IE, especially since I do not use IE as my browser.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
If you troubleshoot Outlook for clients, you may want to know a bit more about the OST file before doing your next job. IMAP can cause a lot of drama if removed in the accounts without backing up.
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question