Issue with opening link to default email program

When click on an email link in Internet Explorer, it does not open the default email program, but a new page opens up asking to add an email account instead.   Can this be fixed so that the default email program is opened?
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Shimshey RosenbergSysAdminCommented:
Sounds like the default mailto: protocol has been modified, can you check what the mailto: is associated with?

Search for "Default Programs" in the Start Menu and check there
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
this worked, thanks a million.
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Shimshey RosenbergSysAdminCommented:
Glad I was able to help :)
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