Just because a program is listed as 'default' does not mean it has been
assigned all of its possible default actions or protocols. Try this:
Go to Default Programs, which you can access either from the Start menu
or via the Control Panel, then click the first item: "Set your default programs."
After a few seconds a list of programs comes up. Click on Windows Mail.
If it doesn't respond with "This program has all its defaults" then fix it by
clicking on the option indicated by the first green arrow.
Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
"jazzperson" <jazzperson @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7ED1D8BF-A45F-410A-A27B-02D12D4B1970@xxxxxx
> In Windows XP ,with Outlook Express wheneve, when I clicked on an email
> contact link on a web page Outlook Express would automatically open to send a
> message I cannot get Windows mail to do this with either Firefox or Explorer
> . I have Windows Mail set as the default mail. Any help would be appreciated.