No program associated with this file

Windows Mail is no longer allows me to download attachments or click on a Web site that is located in the body of the email.  It worked fine at first, then one day it started giving me this error message.  It drives me crazy.

Not download attachments that I meant to OPEN attachments and to access websites that are highlighted in the emails I can't do that more. Thank you.

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Make sure that Windows Mail is set as the default e-mail program:

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default

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They may have been written in a program that you don't have on your computer to play with.

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And here is a link to a free package of Office Automation:

http://www.OpenOffice.org/

How to set file Associations:

http://articles.TechRepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html

How do I... Change file extension associations in Windows Vista?

See you soon.

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