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Need outlook express to open .EMAIL extension attachments

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm trying to help someone open attachments coming as .email with Outlook Express on XP.  I assume that he can open .eml attachments, but is getting attachments from a contact as .email.

I don't have access to a system with OE;  I noticed that on my own system, extension .EML is associated to Thunderbird,

How can I set the default .EMAIL extension to be the same? On my own machine I don't see any way I can set the File Type to "Thunderbird Document" under File Types. (I have to browse to a file type.)

It would be simple for me copy the registry entries I have for .EML to .EMAIL, but I'm not the one who needs it, so hopefully there's an easier way. So, I am mainly interested in doing this without editing the registry. Is there anyway to set the file type for .EMAIL to "Outlook Express Document".
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