When you try to send a webpage or link by email via the File – Send menu in Internet Explorer, the options Page by E-Mail… and Link by E-Mail… may be dimmed/grayed out. This happens if a default mail client is not correctly set. Use the instructions below to reset the default mail client.
Follow these steps to resolve the problem.
1. Open Control Panel, Default Programs
2. Click Set program access and computer defaults
3. Click Custom, and select your mail client (for example, Microsoft Outlook)
(If User Account Control is enabled, you’ll be prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation after following the step 2 above. When the prompt appears, type your password, or click Continue.)
4. Click OK
Note: Windows 7 and higher versions doesn’t include a mail client by default. You need to install a mail client such as Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook (not free) separately in order to use the Send To – Mail feature.
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