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How to Stop Outlook from Becoming Default Mail Sender

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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.
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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!
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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.
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