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How to Make
Yahoo the default e-mail in Internet Explorer
FINALLY GOT A SOLUTION !!!
late 2008, it changed again .
Now you just download Messenger 9.0
it changed again in 2009!!! Now you need the Yahoo toolbar
this document for
current instructions on making Yahoo Mail as the default e-mail program.
you have completed this simple procedure, you will have Yahoo as your
make Yahoo your default?
If you are like me and use Yahoo as your primary way to send and receive
e-mail, you have a problem.
As you surf the web and find a web page that has an e-mail link and
you want to send an e-mail using that link.
If you click it, Outlook or Outlook Express opens. You can tell that
it is an e-mail link by looking at the status bar
on the bottom (provided you have it turned on- View/Status bar). It
will show "mailto" in your IE status bar.
Clicking the link opens whatever program is set as the default in
You can see the default that is currently set by opening Internet
You can get there from Control Panel or by opening IE & using
the Tools menu.
Once there, click the Programs tab & the default e-mail will probably
be Outlook Express or maybe Outlook.
Windows 10 it got easier. There are 2 ways to make Yahoo the default.
You can go to the Mail app on the desktop & select Add. Or you
can just go to the App in the store.
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