Probably asking a stupid arse question here but...

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (18 posts)
  1. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    anyone know anything about outlook express? When I try to reply to someone on my website this is the email service that pops up. I dont want to use this service does anyone know how to change it to yahoo or gmail?

    It will not pop up the window to where i can just copy the email nor will it let me set up a connection at all so i need to change this because i have no way of responding to anyone that visits my site.

    HELP! please and thank you

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I get this too.  All I do is right click the link instead of left-clicking it, and choose "Properties" - then I can see the email address and copy it.  Then I open my yahoo account and send the email.

      It is more fiddly so maybe the google toolbar is the way to go!

    2. Dense profile image73
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To change to gmail, ie make it auto pop up by default:

      1. Dense profile image73
        Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Apologies. The article above is not out yet. sad
        Try these methods instead:
        1. Get Google Talk, an IM by Google
        2. Get Gmail Notifier
        There are other ways like Google Toolbar as mentioned by Marisa above but I always stay away from toolbars which are a security concern. Also, you can tweak Firefox to do it but you will have to google for it. smile

    3. profile image0
      pburgerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe your solution is to tell your operating system to stop using outlook express as the default email service. The exact steps will depend on your OS...

      I may have the steps if you use Windows XP or Vista...

  2. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Sorry Pinky I have no idea but wanted to say hi.

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol hi

  3. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    So everything (other than your E-mail) going ok?

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah everything is great .. i'm getting a new kitten tmw YAY!!

  4. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    I have been too lazy to fix this myself - I think somewhere in the past I made it my 'default' browser and need to go back and change it to Firefox. smile

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my default browser is firefox and has never been outlook so i have no idea what the heck is the deal

  5. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Do you have another mail program on your computer other than outlook? If not you can get a free one here.

    If you have two it will give you a choice of default.
    Thunderbird is good. It is made by the same company as Firefox.
    Thunderbird like outlook is not a browser, it is mail client software. It will also handle your gmail accounts if you want it too. Totally free, probably one of the best. smile Good luck!

    1. Ign Andy profile image56
      Ign Andyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will recommend Thuderbird also, and please be careful with outlook express, this application has small limitation email database and easily crash.  You better do periodic back up.

  6. profile image0
    jarlaxle180posted 8 years ago

    I don't know for firefox, but for Chrome, there's an extension here: … ljbbgaiboc
    that just replaces all mailto links in the document with gmail composition links.

    There is probably a similar extension for firefox -- you'll have to do some browsing (tools --> add-ons).

  7. Lynda Gary profile image53
    Lynda Garyposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sure if this was answered, so I'm adding:

    You need to change your default setting for your email.  Change it from OE (which I happen to love, by the way) to whatever it is that you use.

    Use your help feature and search, "How to change default email address."

  8. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    If you get the google toolbar, or the gmail windows notification program you should be able to set gmail as your default email service!

  9. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Ditch O/E and follow Earnest's instructions.... An excellent, user friendly program... good luck smile

  10. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    thanks for all your help ... wouldnt you know as soon as i ask for help i lose internet but i will def be trying these suggestions


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)