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[SOLVED] MailTo Link error, opens dozens of windows

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When I click on an embedded e-mail link I get the error message "could not preform this opperation because default e-mail client is nor properly installed" when I close the error message box, It opens at least 40 browsers, sometimes crashing my computer. My defaut e-mail is Outlook Express, and it had been and still seems to be fine. I tried changing it to Outlook, but the same thing happened. I read at another forum that this seems to be an IE glitch. They sugessted a download from dougknox.com OErepair, which I tried to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Re: MailTo Link error, opens dozens of windows

Try this (for Win XP):

Click Start, Run and type control inetcpl.cpl
Select the Programs tab
From the E-mail dropdown list, choose another mail client and click Apply
Redo the procedure and set your preferred email client again

Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\mailto
(if not exist URL Protocol string) From the Edit menu, select New, and then click String Value.
Type URL Protocol as the name of the new String Value
Exit the Registry Editor

Start Regedit.exe and navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\mailto

On the Edit menu, click Permissions
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab
Under Change owner to, click the new owner (your user account)
Place a checkmark near Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
Click OK

Start Regedit.exe and navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\mailto
On the Edit menu, click Permissions
Configure the permissions as mentioned in the table below:
Object Permissions
Creator Owner Full Control
Administrators Full Control
Users Read
System Full Control

If an object name is missing, click the Add button to add an user or group.
Click the Advanced button
Select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects checkbox.
Deselect the Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here checkbox.
Click Apply, and then click Yes when you are prompted to continue.
Click OK, and then click OK again.
Exit the Registry editor. :wave:
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Re: MailTo Link error, opens dozens of windows

Thanks, but I have a new computer now, with Windows Vista. So fat it's liks work!
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