Message: "default mail client is not properly installed.

I deleted several programs to get more system memory. I tried to restore my system to an earlier date, that date of was not available for a restore. Then when I click on the email toolbar icon I get an error message "could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed". What should I do to restore this ability? My OS is Windows XP Professional.

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Control Panel | Add/Remove programs. Set Program Access and Defaults. Custom + down arrow | Select the option for Outlook Express. Also in Add/Remove Windows components, make sure OE is checked.
 

Making OE the default e-mail client:
http://www.oehelp.com/oedef.aspx
 

For the links in the email:
http://www.oehelp.com/oelnk.aspx
 
 

Restore OE to e-mail clients list in Internet Options
http://www.dougknox.com/XP/scripts_desc/oe_client.htm
 

If you have installed MS Outlook, see also #13:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#13 
 
 

 

 

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