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How Do I Remove Thunderbird As My Default Mail Client??

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WebGarv
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2008, 11:24 am

Hi,

I cannot remove Thunderbird from imposing itself as my default mail client. The “use Thunderbird as the default mail client” will not remain unchecked when I click OK in Thunderbird. I would like to use Outlook 2007 as my default mail application, and that option is selected in Outlook as well as in Internet Explorer and ‘Internet Options’ in the Control Panel. Everytime I double-click on the little envelope to check my mail in Internet Explorer, it opens Thunderbird.

I am using Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8, and Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 (20080914).

Please help!

--WebGarv

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2008, 12:55 pm

Read this.... http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_mail_client

You may need to use the more aggressive suggestions in that article...
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Post Posted October 10th, 2008, 12:30 pm

I am having the same problem and have not had any success. Any additional suggestions?

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Post Posted October 10th, 2008, 12:36 pm

The only thing I suggest to everyone in my network is to stay as far away from Microsoft as possible if you want to stay clear of malicious code attacks.

Only use Explorer when absolutely necessary to perform a task and never leave it open when finished. Active X is a dangerous thing!

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Post Posted October 10th, 2008, 12:54 pm

cyberpitboss... What does this have to do with the topic at hand ? .... Please only post if you have anything ON TOPIC to post..
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Post Posted October 10th, 2008, 4:08 pm

Just wanted to save the folks lots of trouble in the future.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2008, 4:20 pm

That's commendable but does not change the fact that it was off topic. Please post only comments or suggestions that relate to the subject of the particular topic.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2009, 10:16 am

Even though this is an old question, there is still no answer for how to remove Thunderbird as the default email client/handler. Any new ideas?

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Post Posted November 8th, 2009, 2:55 pm

In your operating system -- just set as your default whatever other email program you wish to use.
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Post Posted November 8th, 2009, 8:05 pm

Which is the guidance that steviex offered in the first reply in this topic.

Locking this thread due to the age of the original posts.

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