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September 12, 2010 1:49:57 PM

Hello,
I was trying to email a friend a video by clicking onto the email button that accmpanied the video . when I did a box opened up stateing "there is no email program associated to perform the requested action . please install an email program or if one is alredy installed , create an association in the default programs control panel". I already have two email programs installed , comcast.net and gmail.com . I've done this before and it worked now all of a sudden it will not let me do this and this box appears can anyone help me with this?

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September 12, 2010 3:37:51 PM

mako4 said:
Hello,
I was trying to email a friend a video by clicking onto the email button that accmpanied the video . when I did a box opened up stateing "there is no email program associated to perform the requested action . please install an email program or if one is alredy installed , create an association in the default programs control panel". I already have two email programs installed , comcast.net and gmail.com . I've done this before and it worked now all of a sudden it will not let me do this and this box appears can anyone help me with this?



I don't know about Comcast but I suspect it is, like Gmail an e-mail provider and not an e-mail handler. If you use webmail to retrive and send mails, and not a handler such as M$ Outlook, Live Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird, the message is right.

You could set up one of your accounts in Outlook or T'bird but an easier alternative for you is to open the video and save it into your computer, then attach it to a mail you create in the normal way. Watch out though - there are usually limits to what a mail can have attached and video makes for very large files.

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September 12, 2010 4:16:53 PM

I know nothing about the e-mail programs you're using, but for the system to use one of them it has to be set up as the default e-mail handler. You normally do this by running the program and using its configuration dialog boxes.

For example, in Thunderbird you'd do this:

- Select "Tools -> Options" from the menu bar

- Select the "General" tab in the options dialog box

- Make sure the "Always check to see if Thunderbird is the default mail client on startup"
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September 13, 2010 8:35:03 PM

Why not e-mail your friend the link (copy and paste) to the video
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September 13, 2010 9:38:12 PM

Hi Mako4 - Saga Lout is correct. Windows 7 does not come with a default email client as past versions of Windows did. You will need to download Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird (there may be others, but I don't know what they are...). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/looking-for...

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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September 20, 2010 12:11:04 PM

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September 20, 2010 12:20:42 PM

mibix19 said:
Why not e-mail your friend the link (copy and paste) to the video





mibix 19 - That is the way I've been doing it . It works very well , I don't do it often but when I do send a video it's never let me down , and it's quite simple thanks for your advice .
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September 20, 2010 12:35:42 PM

cassandraf_winteam said:
Hi Mako4 - Saga Lout is correct. Windows 7 does not come with a default email client as past versions of Windows did. You will need to download Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird (there may be others, but I don't know what they are...). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/looking-for...

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach



Hello Cassandra - I just installed windows hot mail thinking that would do the trick . But it didn,t , I've been doing what mibix 19 suggested ever since i've learned that sending the video from the program wasn't working anymore . I did at one time but all of a sudden it stopped working and I didn't know why . But the advice you've given me is excellent , once again , THANKYOU !


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September 20, 2010 1:12:45 PM

Saga Lout said:

I don't know about Comcast but I suspect it is, like Gmail an e-mail provider and not an e-mail handler. If you use webmail to retrive and send mails, and not a handler such as M$ Outlook, Live Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird, the message is right.

You could set up one of your accounts in Outlook or T'bird but an easier alternative for you is to open the video and save it into your computer, then attach it to a mail you create in the normal way. Watch out though - there are usually limits to what a mail can have attached and video makes for very large files.



saga lout - extremely good advice , I'll remember that , THANKYOU .


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September 20, 2010 10:19:22 PM

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