HotMail (Or Windows Live BETA) as default E-Mail program in IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by DuckRyder, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. DuckRyder

    DuckRyder Guest

    On my XPSP2/IE6 machines I can set HotMail as the E-Mail program so that
    anytime a "mailto:" link is clicked it opens HotMail.

    I cannot seem to find this setting in VistaRC2/IE7?

    Has the option been removed, or is it just hidden somewhere?
     
    DuckRyder, Oct 18, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Forwarded to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general via crosspost.
     
    PA Bear, Oct 18, 2006
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  3. You can add this setting manually through the registry. Navigate to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail

    and create a new subkey, called Hotmail. Then use rundll32.exe
    url.dll,FileProtocolHandler to redirect IE to hotmail:

    ----------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail]
    @="Hotmail"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto]
    "URL Protocol"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
    @="rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler
    http://by104w.bay104.mail.live.com/mail/mail.aspx?Control=EditMessage"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell\open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell\open\command]
    @="rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler
    http://by104w.bay104.mail.live.com/mail/mail.aspx?Control=EditMessage"
     
    Semjon Katatschkow, Oct 18, 2006
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  4. DuckRyder

    DuckRyder Guest

    I ended up downloading "Windows Live Mail Desktop", then I can change the
    program defaults.

    I'm not really comfortable manually editing the registry, although I'm sure
    it would work...
     
    DuckRyder, Oct 18, 2006
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    DuckRyder Guest

    I ended up downloading "Windows Live Mail Desktop", then I can change the
    program defaults.
     
    DuckRyder, Oct 18, 2006
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    onclejon Guest

    Must be a Vista problem it is working fine out of the box on my XP pro
    system
    John
     
    onclejon, Oct 18, 2006
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