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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

By DaleMiles3000 ·
I have Windows XP and wish to use the "File" / "Send To" / "Mail Recipient" command within Windows Explorer to open a blank email in Outlook 2002 with the selected file(s) attached. Currently, this opens a blank email in Outlook Express, not Outlook 2002. I've confirmed that Outlook 2002 is selected as the default mail handler (and Outlook Express is not). Interestingly, the "Send To" command correctly opens a blank message in Outlook 2002 when used from within an office application, but notWindows Explorer. An explanation or a suggested fix would be really appreciated.

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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

by Mike Jones In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

Check

From Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, URL:Mail to Protocol.

From Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, Programs, Email

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by Mike Jones In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

I've tested this on my PC and the settings you are interested in is the default for Simple mail which is set through Internet Explorer as previously mentioned.

Have you tried settings the options to Outlook Express and then back to Outlook.

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by Mike Jones In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

Also try from within Outlook Express.

On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the General tab, uncheck Make Default next to This application is the default mail handler.

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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

by DaleMiles3000 In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

Thank you very much for the quick reply.

I've confirmed that Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, URL:Mail to Protocol is set to "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%1" with the "action" set to "open". There is a checkmark in the "DDE" box.

I've also confirmed that Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, Programs, Email is set to "Microsoft Outlook".

The issue as noted in the original question persists. Is there anything else that you might suggest. Thanks for your help.

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by BobHo In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

How do you connect to the internet? Some users have reported issues with proprietary connections like Earthlink, Netzero, Juno and the like. If you are using one of these connections try creating your own dialup connection using the phone number provided by your provider and removing their proprietary software. Then go in and reset your default mail client to Outlook. It seems that some of the software provided by these companies will not let you change the mail client to anything but Outlook Express.

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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

by Cactus Pete In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

search your HD for "send to" and make sure that each shortcut in there points to outlook instead of express.

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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

by Cactus Pete In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

by default, the sendto folder is hidden. More info can be found with MS KB 310270 at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310270 [remove any erroneous spaces from url]

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Windows Explorer "Send To" Command

by DaleMiles3000 In reply to Windows Explorer "Send To ...

I tried changing the option setting in Internet Explorer from "Microsoft Outlook" to "Outlook Express," and then back again. The "SendTo" command in Office applications did use either Outlook Express or Outlook 2002 as the mail handler as dictated by the Internet Explorer setting. However, Windows Explorer always used Outlook Express independent of the internet explorer setting. I also confirmed that Outlook Express is not the default mail handler under the options, general tab.

I connect to the internet using MSN. I originally used MSN Explorer, and later changed to Microsoft Outlook 2002 after converting my primary MSN HTTP to an MSN POP3 account. I've also added a second MSN HTTP account (also accessed throught Outlook 2002). I am beginning to wonder if these changes may have somehow caused the problem that I am having.

I did a simple Windows Explorer search and found the "SendTo" subdirectory within my user directory. There were no "SendTo" shortcuts or shortcuts to icons within the "SendTo" directory. However I did find a Sendto.dll file in the "Office10" subdirectory and a sendmail.dll file within the Windows\system32 subdirectory. One or both of these files may be involved in the sendto process.

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