While surfing, you might come across information that makes you want to fire off an email.
It's easy to do with the email button, which is found in IE's standard toolbar. Choose the email button, and then click New Message. A new email window opens, and you can compose the message without opening Outlook Express.
But this won't work unless you've configured a default email editor. First you have to make sure that Outlook Express is your default email editor (or at least that an email program is selected.) To do so:
Once this has been set, you'll be able to use the Mail button in Internet Explorer without incident.
It's possible, though unlikely, that you don't see the Outlook Express option, even though you've got it installed. If that's the case, there's a value missing in this registry key:
To fix the problem, you can take the following countermeasure:
These two registration commands should restore the proper entries in the Registry and thus restore Outlook Express in the list of potential email clients in Internet Explorer.