To follow up, I accidentally stumbled over the solution.
In Vista, Default Programs shows that WLM has 4 possible defaults,
and one of them, the Start Menu link, had come unglued. Once I
corrected that, it started working properly again.
Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:upq6NGfOIHA.4476@xxxxxx
> Thanks. Something is not right on my PC. But I have bigger fish to fry
> at the moment, so I'll live with it for now.
> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
> "Peter.R" <Peter.R@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:BD362BEB-120A-429A-B47A-67741E3BCBE9@xxxxxx
>> Mine still opens WLMail Gary.
>> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
>> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uBlPmbdOIHA.4752@xxxxxx
>>> This only started happening recently. On my Vista PC, when I click on the top-most shortcut
>>> labeled "E-mail Windows Live Mail" on the main Start menu, it brings up a Live Hotmail page:
>>> The other WLM shortcuts, under Programs and on the QuickLaunch bar, work properly.
>>> Anyone else seeing this? WLM is my default e-mail program.
>>> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]