Mail to recipient - no email program
Posted on 2013-11-22
I am running Windows 8.1 with Outlook 2013 and Exchange online via an Office 365 subscription.
If I right click a file, select send to and mail recipient I get the following (well known!) error.
"These files can't be emails because there's no email program on this computer"
Outlook 2013 is installed
Under default programs
Set default programs
Outlook has been selected as default
Mail has two possible default check boxes MAILTO and MS-MAIL. MAILTO is not
selected as it is associated with outlook and MS-MAIL is associated with mail
Under associate a file type or protocol with a specific program
MAILTO URL:MailTo Protocol Outlook(Desktop)
This is a retail copy of Office 2013 Professional which, in their infinite wisdom, Microsoft only allow as click to run. In Office 2010 and before this problem existed and was fixed by using MSI installation but I have been informed that no MSI installer exists for Office 2013.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!