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Why am I being asked to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links?

This new interface is ugly and confusing. Why am I being asked now to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links, and what does that mean?

This new interface is ugly and confusing. Why am I being asked now to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links, and what does that mean?

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Why am I being asked to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links?

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@d7green  wrote:

This new interface is ugly and confusing. Why am I being asked now to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links, and what does that mean?


 

 

It's not as nefarious as it seems. Basically what it is asking is, when you click on a link on a website to send email to someone, do you want to automatically bring up Yahoo web mail so you can send the email.

 

If you currently use a third party email program/client like Outlook, Windows Mail, Opera, Thunderbird, etc, just say no to the prompt. There may be a check box to tell it not to ask again.

 

If you decide to try it, reversing your choice can be done (in Windows Vista/7/8) by going to:

Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Default Programs -> Set Default Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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@d7green  wrote:

This new interface is ugly and confusing. Why am I being asked now to add Yahoo as an application for mailto links, and what does that mean?


 

 

It's not as nefarious as it seems. Basically what it is asking is, when you click on a link on a website to send email to someone, do you want to automatically bring up Yahoo web mail so you can send the email.

 

If you currently use a third party email program/client like Outlook, Windows Mail, Opera, Thunderbird, etc, just say no to the prompt. There may be a check box to tell it not to ask again.

 

If you decide to try it, reversing your choice can be done (in Windows Vista/7/8) by going to:

Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Default Programs -> Set Default Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




__________________________________________________________
How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

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