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Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

  1. #1


    Fuzzy John Guest

    Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows Live.
    WHY???

    Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to log
    in. I feel like I am held hostage.







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  3. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    Are you talking about the initial sign-in? You can disable that:
    Tools, Options, Connection, "Stop signing in".
    You can configure WLM to be as web-unaware as you want,
    but you lose some benefits.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eruiV5kgJHA.5956@xxxxxx

    > On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    > out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    > If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows Live.
    > WHY???
    >
    > Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to log
    > in. I feel like I am held hostage.

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  4. #3


    Fuzzy John Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    I am talking about the sign-in web page that opens up when I attempt to send
    a link by e-mail from Internet Explorer 8. If I do not sign-in I cannot send
    the link.

    Yes, I know I can copy and paste.



    "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#92T9LmgJHA.3456@xxxxxx

    > Are you talking about the initial sign-in? You can disable that:
    > Tools, Options, Connection, "Stop signing in".
    > You can configure WLM to be as web-unaware as you want,
    > but you lose some benefits.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eruiV5kgJHA.5956@xxxxxx

    >> On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    >> out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    >> If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows
    >> Live.
    >> WHY???
    >>
    >> Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to
    >> log
    >> in. I feel like I am held hostage.

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  5. #4


    Sterling Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    Do you want to use Windows Live Mail to send links and/or pages? If yes,
    then I think this -- the greyed out options -- might be related to WLM not
    being the default email handler in IE. In IE, go to Tools | Options |
    Programs and see if Windows Live Mail is set as the default program, if not
    then select WLM to be the default Email and Newsgroup program.

    Sterling

    "Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eruiV5kgJHA.5956@xxxxxx

    > On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    > out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    > If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows Live.
    > WHY???
    >
    > Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to
    > log in. I feel like I am held hostage.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    Fuzzy John Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    IE8 in Windows 7 does not show the defaults as earlier versions of IE did.
    However it will take you to where you set the defaults.
    There, to me, it looks like everything is set correctly.
    By the way, "mailto" doesn't work either. When I click on a "mailto" link I
    get a message that the mail client was not installed properly. So far I did
    at least 5 CLEAN installations of Windows 7 followed by Windows Live, all
    with the same results.



    "Sterling" <Sterling@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9286BD56-3402-417A-9BBF-656C60C61B2D@xxxxxx

    > Do you want to use Windows Live Mail to send links and/or pages? If yes,
    > then I think this -- the greyed out options -- might be related to WLM not
    > being the default email handler in IE. In IE, go to Tools | Options |
    > Programs and see if Windows Live Mail is set as the default program, if
    > not then select WLM to be the default Email and Newsgroup program.
    >
    > Sterling
    >
    > "Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eruiV5kgJHA.5956@xxxxxx

    >> On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    >> out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    >> If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows
    >> Live. WHY???
    >>
    >> Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to
    >> log in. I feel like I am held hostage.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

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  7. #6


    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)



    "Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ewtwKUtgJHA.5844@xxxxxx

    > IE8 in Windows 7 does not show the defaults as earlier versions of IE did.
    > However it will take you to where you set the defaults.
    > There, to me, it looks like everything is set correctly.

    > By the way, "mailto" doesn't work either. When I click on a "mailto" link I
    > get a message that the mail client was not installed properly.

    What about just entering mailto: in the IE Address bar?


    > So far I did at least 5 CLEAN installations of Windows 7 followed by Windows Live, all
    > with the same results.

    Try some diagnosis?

    In a cmd window what do you get from this command pipeline:

    ftype | find /I "mail"

    or in particular what do you see after entering just:

    ftype mailto

    BTW note that you could try simulating that action by copying
    the command it implies into your Run... dialog (Win-R)
    and trying to execute it. Just delete any parameter strings
    (e.g. %1) if necessary. (I don't think it should be necessary
    but it might help.) Doing that might give you different symptoms
    or more insight on the ones that you are already getting.
    Also, you could try tracing the execution with ProcMon
    (assuming that still works in W7. <w>)


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---



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  8. #7


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    Windows 7 Beta Support Forums
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Fuzzy John wrote:

    > On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    > out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    > If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows Live.
    > WHY???
    >
    > Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to
    > log
    > in. I feel like I am held hostage.

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  9. #8


    Fuzzy John Guest

    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    You mean this has nothing to do with Windows Live Mail???


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:Of#L3p9gJHA.4880@xxxxxx

    > Windows 7 Beta Support Forums
    > http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    > AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    > DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
    >
    > Fuzzy John wrote:

    >> On the Page menu, Send Page by E-mail and Send Link by E-mail are grayed
    >> out. Instead I have to use E-mail with Windows Live.
    >> If I select E-mail with Windows Live it wants me to log into Windows
    >> Live.
    >> WHY???
    >>
    >> Maybe I do not want to sign up for Windows Live. Maybe I prefer not to
    >> log
    >> in. I feel like I am held hostage.
    >

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  10. #9


    das

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    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    Download window mail live
    install, import address book & old messages if you want
    works just like windows mail but with calender

    then set as defult email program
    1 start 2 default programs 3 set program access & defaults 4 custom 5 set windows mail live. your send page link from explorer 8 will now work

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    Re: Send Page or Link by E-mail (IE8 in Windows 7)

    HELP....I have exactly the same experience with the file/send/"page or link" by email being unuseable/greyed out. I followed the suggestions above and restarted but all that has changed is my desktop icons have re-arranged themselves!
    Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    Sorry I should have mentioned I have a new Acer 64 bit Laptop with Win 7 Home Premium
    ...also looks like I need to reregister to Win7 forum as I see my Vista in profile?

    Well after much frustration and reading other posts I finally found the answer!
    Under Custom set up: UNselect "use current web browser" and SELECT IE8.
    Yay...thanks all, you guys are the best!

    Last edited by Eister; 19 Dec 2009 at 07:10 PM. Reason: update
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