"Application Not Found" Error in Windows Mail when Clicking a Link

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by CatChase, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. CatChase

    CatChase Guest

    I've read all the posts regarding Windows Mail and not found the answer.

    When I open an email message in the most inept version of Outlook Express
    ever devised, Windows Mail, I am not able to follow any link within the
    email. Each click on a link results in an error message that reads:

    "http://whatever_the_link_address_is.ext" then "Application not found."

    I have ensured that the phishing options are unchecked. I have IE7 as my
    default browser (it's the only browser). I have the images unblocked in HTML
    emails. My security level is just below medium as I am the only user on the
    computer and don't need to worry about someone going to an unknown website.

    These links are accessible on a separate computer using Outlook Express and
    Outlook 2003. These links are accessible using www.my.yahoo.com (AT&T email
    on the web after it bought out sbc, which bought out snet).

    The only email program that will not permit access to the links is Windows

    (No, I am not interested in downloading another free email software because
    I have a free one that should work considering the cost of the whole package.)
    CatChase, Sep 22, 2007
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  2. CatChase

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Control Panel (Classic view) > Default Programs > "Set your default programs"
    link, highlight Windows Mail and Internet Explorer and press the top green arrow
    to assign all defaults to them.

    P.S. Stop whining!

    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    Cal Bear '66, Sep 22, 2007
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  3. CatChase

    CatChase Guest

    By the way: that didn't solve the problem.

    CatChase, Sep 22, 2007
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    flyakite Guest

    I had this problem and a lot of things didn't work.
    1.I went to Control Panel (Classic view) > Default Programs > "Set your
    default programs"
    2. clicked on an internet browser and then pressed Set This Program As
    3. Close windows mail down, and restart just to make sure.
    Interesting to note my IE7 doesn't work on my user account. So I
    select FireFox.
    Try installing Firefox or another browser. Then select it in Control
    Panel Default Programs and set defaults as described above.

    Hope this helps.
    flyakite, Dec 28, 2008
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