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Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

  1. #1


    Eddie Guest

    Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    Hi,
    I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my wifes
    PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail program:
    1. In the " tools - options " menu of incredimail, check the "make default
    mail program " box, which results in an error "you do not have administrator
    rights etc" (I am logged on as Administrator.)
    2. in the control panel : default programs, I choose "non Microsoft"
    programs & check Mail program. It does not make incredimail the default AND
    I lose the use of Internet Explorer.
    I hope someone can help, as when using the "send to > Mail reciprient or
    when downsizing photos, Windows mail starts instead of Incredimail.
    Many thanks,
    Eddie

    --
    Eddie

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  3. #2


    MaHaBone Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my wifes
    > PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail program:


    Installing Incredimail is a very, very, very bad idea!! The bells and
    whistles are not needed and are misleading. Sooner or later your wife's PC
    will slow down to a crawl.
    My advise: stick with the built-in WinMail, additionally you may wish to
    consider the usage of G-Mail.


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  4. #3


    Stephan Rose Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    MaHaBone wrote:

    > "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi,
    >> I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my wifes
    >> PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail program:

    >
    > Installing Incredimail is a very, very, very bad idea!! The bells and
    > whistles are not needed and are misleading. Sooner or later your wife's PC
    > will slow down to a crawl.
    > My advise: stick with the built-in WinMail, additionally you may wish to
    > consider the usage of G-Mail.


    As much as I partially agree, I wouldn't want that e-mail program on any one
    of my machines, I don't see anything particularly harmful about it. I see
    plenty annoying about it, but nothing harmful.

    So why should he *not* be able to use that program as his default?

    It's his pc...it should be his choice, not MS'.

    --
    Stephan
    2003 Yamaha R6

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    君のこと忘れたときがないから

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  5. #4


    huwyngr Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    Indeed -- there are other email programs like Virtual Access that I use
    to access the newsgroups here.

    I'm not puffing it but I've seen queries elsewhere about not being able
    to get Windows Mail to accept something else as the default.

    Any thoughts on his basic problem?


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  6. #5


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler


    1: This is because you did not right-click "Run as Administrator" when you
    ran Incredimail. Try that and it should work.
    2: You should find it slightly easier to use the Set Default Programs
    registration if they registered for that - it doesn't sound like they did...
    ? Did they register for the Set Program Access and Defaults registration?

    It doesn't sound like Incredimail is very Vista-compatible - you might want
    to check with them about this. The steps they need to do are fairly easy,
    but it does require some level of vendor support. MSDN should cover how
    they can register for the Default Programs options.

    -Zach
    --
    Speaking for myself only.
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    --

    "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my wifes
    > PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail program:
    > 1. In the " tools - options " menu of incredimail, check the "make default
    > mail program " box, which results in an error "you do not have
    > administrator
    > rights etc" (I am logged on as Administrator.)
    > 2. in the control panel : default programs, I choose "non Microsoft"
    > programs & check Mail program. It does not make incredimail the default
    > AND
    > I lose the use of Internet Explorer.
    > I hope someone can help, as when using the "send to > Mail reciprient or
    > when downsizing photos, Windows mail starts instead of Incredimail.
    > Many thanks,
    > Eddie
    >
    > --
    > Eddie




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  7. #6


    Eddie Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    Thanks Zach. I tried your suggestion, without success ( incredimail locked
    up) I wonder if this should have been done at the original installation
    rather than now. I am reluctant to uninstall and reinstall as I dont wish to
    lose the email data.
    --
    Eddie


    "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

    >
    > 1: This is because you did not right-click "Run as Administrator" when you
    > ran Incredimail. Try that and it should work.
    > 2: You should find it slightly easier to use the Set Default Programs
    > registration if they registered for that - it doesn't sound like they did...
    > ? Did they register for the Set Program Access and Defaults registration?
    >
    > It doesn't sound like Incredimail is very Vista-compatible - you might want
    > to check with them about this. The steps they need to do are fairly easy,
    > but it does require some level of vendor support. MSDN should cover how
    > they can register for the Default Programs options.
    >
    > -Zach
    > --
    > Speaking for myself only.
    > See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    > --
    >
    > "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > > I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my wifes
    > > PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail program:
    > > 1. In the " tools - options " menu of incredimail, check the "make default
    > > mail program " box, which results in an error "you do not have
    > > administrator
    > > rights etc" (I am logged on as Administrator.)
    > > 2. in the control panel : default programs, I choose "non Microsoft"
    > > programs & check Mail program. It does not make incredimail the default
    > > AND
    > > I lose the use of Internet Explorer.
    > > I hope someone can help, as when using the "send to > Mail reciprient or
    > > when downsizing photos, Windows mail starts instead of Incredimail.
    > > Many thanks,
    > > Eddie
    > >
    > > --
    > > Eddie

    >
    >
    >


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  8. #7


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler


    That sucks - usually you can get away with reinstalling over the top of the
    existing install, but if you don't want to go that route, you should point
    the Incredimail people to:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969375.aspx
    , which covers how to register for Default Programs. It's actually really
    easy to do.

    Incredimail is a fun program. =)

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    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    --
    "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:96CA01CD-4BDE-47A6-92B6-D4D5774A30DF@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Zach. I tried your suggestion, without success ( incredimail locked
    > up) I wonder if this should have been done at the original installation
    > rather than now. I am reluctant to uninstall and reinstall as I dont wish
    > to
    > lose the email data.
    > --
    > Eddie
    >
    >
    > "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> 1: This is because you did not right-click "Run as Administrator" when
    >> you
    >> ran Incredimail. Try that and it should work.
    >> 2: You should find it slightly easier to use the Set Default Programs
    >> registration if they registered for that - it doesn't sound like they
    >> did...
    >> ? Did they register for the Set Program Access and Defaults
    >> registration?
    >>
    >> It doesn't sound like Incredimail is very Vista-compatible - you might
    >> want
    >> to check with them about this. The steps they need to do are fairly
    >> easy,
    >> but it does require some level of vendor support. MSDN should cover how
    >> they can register for the Default Programs options.
    >>
    >> -Zach
    >> --
    >> Speaking for myself only.
    >> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my
    >> > wifes
    >> > PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail
    >> > program:
    >> > 1. In the " tools - options " menu of incredimail, check the "make
    >> > default
    >> > mail program " box, which results in an error "you do not have
    >> > administrator
    >> > rights etc" (I am logged on as Administrator.)
    >> > 2. in the control panel : default programs, I choose "non Microsoft"
    >> > programs & check Mail program. It does not make incredimail the
    >> > default
    >> > AND
    >> > I lose the use of Internet Explorer.
    >> > I hope someone can help, as when using the "send to > Mail reciprient
    >> > or
    >> > when downsizing photos, Windows mail starts instead of Incredimail.
    >> > Many thanks,
    >> > Eddie
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Eddie

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  9. #8


    Skip Bremer Guest

    Re: Make Non Microsoft mail handler the default mail handler

    It looks like fun, but if you decide to switch and of course want to keep
    your old emails, try this:
    http://email.about.com/cs/incredimai...t/et012403.htm

    If you do switch, I'd recommend Gmail.

    "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:96CA01CD-4BDE-47A6-92B6-D4D5774A30DF@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Zach. I tried your suggestion, without success ( incredimail locked
    > up) I wonder if this should have been done at the original installation
    > rather than now. I am reluctant to uninstall and reinstall as I dont wish
    > to
    > lose the email data.
    > --
    > Eddie
    >
    >
    > "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> 1: This is because you did not right-click "Run as Administrator" when
    >> you
    >> ran Incredimail. Try that and it should work.
    >> 2: You should find it slightly easier to use the Set Default Programs
    >> registration if they registered for that - it doesn't sound like they
    >> did...
    >> ? Did they register for the Set Program Access and Defaults
    >> registration?
    >>
    >> It doesn't sound like Incredimail is very Vista-compatible - you might
    >> want
    >> to check with them about this. The steps they need to do are fairly
    >> easy,
    >> but it does require some level of vendor support. MSDN should cover how
    >> they can register for the Default Programs options.
    >>
    >> -Zach
    >> --
    >> Speaking for myself only.
    >> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Eddie" <Eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:917F7B5D-3A38-4471-96E6-B64E81762682@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > I have installed a non - microsoft mail program (incredimail) on my
    >> > wifes
    >> > PC. (Vista Business) and have tried to make it the default mail
    >> > program:
    >> > 1. In the " tools - options " menu of incredimail, check the "make
    >> > default
    >> > mail program " box, which results in an error "you do not have
    >> > administrator
    >> > rights etc" (I am logged on as Administrator.)
    >> > 2. in the control panel : default programs, I choose "non Microsoft"
    >> > programs & check Mail program. It does not make incredimail the
    >> > default
    >> > AND
    >> > I lose the use of Internet Explorer.
    >> > I hope someone can help, as when using the "send to > Mail reciprient
    >> > or
    >> > when downsizing photos, Windows mail starts instead of Incredimail.
    >> > Many thanks,
    >> > Eddie
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Eddie

    >>
    >>
    >>



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