Windows 10: Anyone using OE Classic for email?

Discus and support Anyone using OE Classic for email? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; A friend just made a big jump from XP to 10. He had been using Outlook Express for his POP mail. OE Classic seems to be a great replacement, since it... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by okanagan, May 28, 2016.

  1. okanagan Win User

    Anyone using OE Classic for email?

    A friend just made a big jump from XP to 10. He had been using Outlook Express for his POP mail. OE Classic seems to be a great replacement, since it opened all his dbx files, complete with the folder structure he had set up in Outlook Express.

    Our problem is, I can't find a way to make OE Classic respond to mailto links. He's using Chrome.

    Settings>System>Default apps>Email - gives only 3 choices: Chrome, Mail, and look in the appstore

    Settings>System>Default apps>Set defaults by app - OE Classic does not appear in the list of programs.

    OE Classic is installed and works fine, and it's not a portable, it does show up in the add/remove programs list.

    I'm guessing this is a problem with OE Classic. Any thoughts?

    okanagan, May 28, 2016
  2. Phz777 Win User

    backup email Windows 10

    Try OE Classic as a replacement -

    OE Classic has export tool for backing up your emails and contacts as well. But you don't really need it - because backing up is as easy as making a copy of your store folder to another disk location which makes a backup of the entire store folder data (messages,
    folders, contacts, settings...). It also supports identities like Outlook Express.
    Phz777, May 28, 2016
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    Like I said before, that is about it. It is more of a mail preview app, the way it is now.

    If you want more you need to look elsewhere. I use the free version of OE Classic (Outlook Express clone) as that is what I grew up with in Windows 98 and XP. It too is still in development but it is slowly getting there.
    BeefRWijker, May 28, 2016
  4. derekimo Win User

    Anyone using OE Classic for email?

    Have you tried setting the default for the .eml file type instead?

    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Anyone using OE Classic for email? [​IMG]
    derekimo, May 28, 2016
  5. okanagan Win User
    He got a new PC with Win 10. I took the hard drive from the XP machine and it's a second drive for him now. He's certainly enjoying the performance boost but he wonders why he's losing functionality. With XP, Mailto links opened in Outlook Express.
    okanagan, May 28, 2016
  6. okanagan Win User
    Seems like a long shot, since we're not opening .eml files but I would definitely try it. He's a half hour away so I have limited chances to work on it.

    Why don't we get the same options when setting associations for protocols?
    okanagan, May 28, 2016
  7. derekimo Win User
    Yeah, I don't think my idea is what you want, sorry about that.

    I have no idea why you don't get those options, I just tried the paths you mentioned above and there is no option like you said.

    Looking at this thread,

    Mailto: in Browsers not working - Windows 10 Forums

    That person somehow got thunderbird as the program. So it either used to be or still is capable, but not working.
    derekimo, May 28, 2016
  8. derekimo Win User

    Anyone using OE Classic for email?

    Have you tried using control panel instead of the settings app?

    Anyone using OE Classic for email? [​IMG]

    That's just an example from the same tutorial above.
    derekimo, May 28, 2016
  9. What pgm launches, if any, when you click on this L:
    Are you given the option to choose? If you get "look on this pc..." navigate to the OE Classic install folder and pick the executable. Not sure you'll get the offer though.

    The issue is that OE Classic is not properly registered. This happens with a few of my freeware pgms and it is an installer issue. Take a look here for an idea of what's involved - don't take any action yet.

    I suppose you could brute force the mailto protocol with a registry mod. I think there are 4 or 5 keys for each bit depth - I don't have exact instructions, so hold off on this too.
    Slartybart, May 28, 2016
  10. okanagan Win User
    derekimo: Yes, I tried going through control panel. OE Classic does not appear on the program list.

    Slartybart: I can't click on the fake email address in your post, it's not recognized as a link. I think you are right about OE Classic not being properly registered.

    I got a reply from OE Classic support and they are aware of the issue and it's a high priority to be fixed in a future version. I think we'll hold tight and copy-paste email addresses while waiting, rather than try anything drastic. Thanks for your help.
    okanagan, Apr 5, 2018

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