Windows 10: "Send to Mail Recipient" not associated with Mail app?

Discus and support "Send to Mail Recipient" not associated with Mail app? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Hello all, I remember this being a problem in Windows 8.1 and to my surprise, it's still present in Windows 10. When right-clicking a file (e.g. an... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by JohnnyGui, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. JohnnyGui Win User

    "Send to Mail Recipient" not associated with Mail app?


    Hello all,

    I remember this being a problem in Windows 8.1 and to my surprise, it's still present in Windows 10. When right-clicking a file (e.g. an image) selecting "Send To" and then choosing "Mail recipient" Windows would say that there isn't an e-mail program associated with this option and that I'd have to select one in the Standard Apps settings. However, when I go there and view the Standard apps per protocol, I can clearly see that the "Mail to" protocol is already associated with the Mail app.

    How to fix this?

    :)
     
    JohnnyGui, Oct 2, 2016
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  2. GoHawgs Win User

    EMail

    I right click on a "pdf" file on my desktop. I then select "send to" and "mail recipient." I get an error there is no program associated, yada, yada, yada. I've read the forums and MS just basically indicates set default programs to mail. I don't want
    to use mail. I want to use GMAIL. Does anyone in this plane of existence know how I can make right click, send to, mail recipient open GMAIL? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I have tried everything I can think of with no luck. In any case,
    have a great day!
     
    GoHawgs, Oct 2, 2016
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  3. Send to mail recipient

    It says Outlook then my e-mail address, however , my desktop says the same "Outlook then email address", and it has no problem with "send to mail recipient".Please reply *** Email address is removed for privacy ***.
     
    EricSmith_479, Oct 2, 2016
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  4. "Send to Mail Recipient" not associated with Mail app?

    Hi have you tried sending what you want via the insert app found at the top of your e-mail app.
    So how I do it is put in the e-mail address you want to send it to then fill in subject.
    then what I am sending them.
    Then use the above mentioned
    I use that when I want to send a file or document, or photo, as an attachment.
    Works every time for me and believe me I send out over 100 of them a day for my daughters and grand daughters business
     
    hTconeM9user, Oct 2, 2016
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  5. EJB986 Win User
    I have exactly the same problem.
    If I open my emails I can attach whatever is required....but that isn't my particular problem the same as the OP.
    The right click and select mail recipient....states that no programme is available.
    I use IE 11 and all it's defaults are available?

    If I misunderstand the Q and A I apologise!!
     
    EJB986, Oct 2, 2016
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  6. lx07 Win User
    You could try deleting everything from %appdata%\microsoft\windows\sendto and then restoring them back from your recycle bin. Or copy them elsewhere, delete them and then copy them back. It seems some corruption here stops the "send to" opening your mail client.

    Windows 10 send to mail link broken - Windows 10 Forums
     
    lx07, Oct 2, 2016
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  7. JohnnyGui Win User
    Just tried it and it doesn't fix the issue unfortunately. Does it work normally in your case? If so, what Mail app have you associated with the option?
     
    JohnnyGui, Oct 2, 2016
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  8. lx07 Win User

    "Send to Mail Recipient" not associated with Mail app?

    It works fine for me but I use Outlook. Hopefully someone using the Windows 10 mail app will try it out.
     
    lx07, Oct 2, 2016
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  9. JohnnyGui Win User
    I think that's indeed the reason why it works in your case. Don't know if you're willing to do that but perhaps you can try and associate it temporarily with the Mail app in the "Standard apps per protocol" settings and check if it would work or not.
     
    JohnnyGui, Oct 2, 2016
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  10. I have got the same problem. Has anyone fixed this yet?
     
    Cornishman, Jun 4, 2017
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  11. Edwin New Member
    'Send to ► Mail recipient' works for me with 3rd party client as defaulted;

    for Windows Mail, the 'Share' link works.
     
    Edwin, Jun 4, 2017
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    Cornishman, Apr 5, 2018
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