Cannot set Hotmail as default mail client in IE RRS feed

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  • I would like to set Hotmail as my default email client like I could in past Windows versions.  I use it alone and I don't want to download another application to get to my email.  When I click a mailto: link in the past, it took me to Hotmail and started a new letter, all addressed and ready to go.
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:27 PM


  • I may have found the answer in another section of the forum.

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    About the ONLY way to do it would be to install Windows
    Live Mail from the Live Essentials pack or Outlook
    (pick your version) or another email app and setting
    it up with your hotmail account info. Windows 7, natively,
    does NOT support the mailto: protocol until something that
    can handle it is installed.
    • Marked as answer by Roy Beaulieu Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:37 PM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:36 PM