Cannot send email from an open Word doc using WLM

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by peterbodea, May 15, 2009.

  1. peterbodea

    boomjabba Guest

    This requires adding entries to the registry and isn't that difficult even for you not-so-savvy users.

    Click: Start menu > Accessories > Run
    Type: regedit
    Click: OK and Yes if Account Control pops up

    In the left pane browse to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows Messaging Subsystem

    The right pane should contain/look like the following:

    Name Type Data

    (Default) REG_SZ Windows Live Mail
    CMC REG_SZ 1
    CMCDLLNAME32 REG_SZ Mapi32.dll
    OLEMessaging REG_SZ 1

    ***Caution, if there are different entries in your Windows Messaging Subsystem write them down, take a picture or print screen and paste into Paint...something just incase you need to change it back***

    Right-click (Default) > Modify...
    In the Value data box type: Windows Live Mail
    Click: OK

    To add the other items right-click in the empty space in the right pane: New > String Value
    Name the new item as stated above
    Once again right-click > Modify...
    Enter the corresponding value
    Rinse and Repeat for all items. Then exit registry.

    This has worked for me on three separate systems. Now the "send" function in both Word and Excel opens a new message from WLM.

    I also read in another forum (but didn't try it) where someone suggested chagning the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Clients > Mail

    from (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)

    to (Default) REG_SZ Windows Live Mail

    Note: For users who wish to email as PDF or XPS (it's not available by default), simply search for: "office 2007 save as pdf" and download the small 1mb file and run. The link is currently:

    Hope this helps. Goodluck!
    boomjabba, Jul 23, 2012
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