When you click on a link on a website like Craigslist, it is a mailto:
link, and it should open your default email program.
If you prefer using Hotmail or Yahoo webmail, maybe the following links
may help.... (I can't vouch for them)
If you wish to use Windows Live Mail (WLM) and your Hotmail email account,
it's pretty simple.
Open Windows Live Mail.
Click on "Tools" - "Accounts" - "Add.."
Click on "Email account"
Click on "Next"
Enter your Hotmail email address and password in the correct boxes...
Enter your name as you would like it to be shown...
You won't need to enter any server names or settings..
Click on "Next"
Click on "Finish"
Now make sure that WLM is the default email program...
Click on the Vista "Start" button - "Default Programs" - "Set your default
highlight "Windows Mail", then click on "Choose defaults for this
click on "Select all" to make sure the MAILTO is selected
click on "Save"
Now it should work.
Windows 7 beta
"Susan" <Susan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have a new lap top with Windows Vista also and after 15 years of using
> internet I have never had a problem sending a simple email via the web
> (Craigslist, real estate search engine, etc.). I am getting the same
> I have hotmail and downloaded Windows Live (again) per the Windows website
> and it still gives me the same Pop 3, is not compatible error message when
> try to respond to an add. What in the world is wrong with this Vista
> that you can't perform normal, simple web based functions without some
> of fix and what is the fix?
> Thank you,
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>> Do you have a preferred email service provider?
>> How do you normally send email?
>> Do you get an error message when you try to send or receive? If so,
>> right-click on your error message, copy, then paste it into a reply here.
>> We can't do much troubleshooting without the complete error message.
>> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
>> "Malinda Morris" <morrismalinda@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >i have the same problem
>> > "julie Stillson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > news:email@example.com...
>> >> I keep getting a pop up saying it's not the right server. I have
>> >> windows
>> >> mail and I have put my eMAIL and server for the email I have and it
>> >> still doesn't work. I'ts vital I get this fixed, the jobs I'm looking
>> >> for have been on craigslist and I can't send a reply. HELP!
>> >> --
>> >> julie Stillson