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Need outlook express to open .EMAIL extension attachments

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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Missus Miss_Sellaneus

8/22/2022 - Mon

Open up Explorer  (not IE) , goto Tools , Folder Options.

Click on File Type and look for .email

click advance and change open to Outlook Express.
Missus Miss_Sellaneus

I had assumed that since my setup was "Thunderbird Document" that he needed something called "Outlook Express Document".  So changing it to just "Outlook Express" will work then?

Actually, I haven't asked him to check his settings for .EML.  Will do that now!
Missus Miss_Sellaneus

No, his setting for .EML is Outlook Express Email Message.  That's what .EMAIL should be set to. How can I set it to Outlook Express Email Message? It's not an executable he can browse to and select.
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