Open the Default Programs applet, 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
"Melinda" <Melinda@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:B4F5DCCF-8296-4DB6-8A54-64F50EB673DE@xxxxxx
> When I use Internet Explorer 7 (Vista) and double click a link on the page to
> send an email via Windows Mail, it doesn't work. Message is "This application
> is not the Default Mail Handler." When I go into Windows Mail Tools, Options
> and click "Make Default" where it says "This application is not the Default
> Mail Handler", it doesn't work. The button goes from black to gray and then
> when I exit and come back in, the change has not been made.