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#1Postby papanonna » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:24 pm

When I click on an email address on the ward directory it tells me "there is no email program associated to perform the requested action, and that I need to create an association in the Default Programs control panel. For the life of me I cannot find that control panel. I would really appreciate some help. Thank you.
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#2Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:26 pm

That may not be the best way to solve the problem. Are you using a webbrowser for your email instead of program installed on your computer? That's frequently the case with users of gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc. You may want to Google around for a small program you can install that will direct the 'mailto:" protocal to your web mail system.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.
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#3Postby jdlessley » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:35 pm

When sending an e-mail from either the classic LUWS or the new directory you need to have an e-mail client application registered on the computer you are using. The directory e-mail feature uses your personal e-mail client rather than a Church provided messaging system. If you provide your operating system we can give you instructions on how to do this. If you use a web based e-mail service you have limited options. I believe certain web base e-mail services such as Gmail can be set up for use with web e-mail links.
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#4Postby crislapi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:41 pm

As a preliminary example, read this page. It provides instructions for several operating systems.
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#5Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:13 pm

crislapi wrote:As a preliminary example, read this page. It provides instructions for several operating systems.


Although it's intended for users of Thunderbird and/or SeaMonkey.

Here is a resource for Windows/IE users.

I'd suggest using your favorite web search engine to find "default mail" for the OS and Email service you use.
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#6Postby geowizrd » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:42 am

if you are using web based email, instead of trying to find and install a local email client, it is very simple to just use your web based email without any modification instead, as follows:

1- right click on the email address (or group email link), and then click on "copy email address".

2- paste the email address(es) into the "to:" (if one person) or "bcc:" (if many persons) fields in your web based email, and you are ready to go!
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