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Posted: 01/07/21 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1492 wrote:

I have no issue having both MS Outlook 2019 and Mozilla Thunderbird in WIN 10. I use TB for personal accounts, including some legacy email on AOL and GMail. Can't really say if the issue is with earlier versions, though working for me in Office 2019.

I did have to go to Default apps in WIN 10, and select Thunderbird as default Email application which did work for me.

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I am assuming the OP had tried this fix..

Worth a try if they didn't..

If they did, might be a issue/quirk/"feature" with 2016 Office..

I have 2016 Office installed on one PC, but that PC is not used on the wobbly web so I have never setup the email client..

I did check to see if one could remove just Outlook..

NOPE.. No option, just get option to remove all Office products or "repair" existing products..

When I installed it, I was a bit flabbergasted when I realized it gave no options on what to install like older versions.. Sort of like if you know you will never use "Access Database" then why install it?

Figure, most folks will only use Word, Excel and Power Point.. So why install everything?

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Posted: 01/07/21 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP said he did try to do so in Office 2016, but didn't work. Did work for me in 2019.

Clicking mailto: links, or directly emailing an MS Word 2019 open file sends it to TB as default client.

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Posted: 01/07/21 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DD716TED wrote:

I just updated my DW's computer to Microsoft Office Pro 2016. It works fine except that we cannot get Thunderbird to be our Default email client.

If this were me, I'd backup my Thunderbird (TB) profile files and uninstall TB completely including existing profiles. Make sure to restart WIN 10.

Re-install TB with the latest version, but "don't" setup any email accounts. Go back into WIN 10 default apps, and set TB as default email client. Click on any "mailto:" link and check if it brings up TB client? There won't be any accounts, so TB will ask you to set one up? You can then transfer your saved TB profile files and modify .ini file if necessary, which will restore your email accounts. Or set them up again following TB prompts. TB profile instructions on Mozilla's site.

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Did the OP look into Thunderbird's settings for this:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mak........kb/make-thunderbird-default-mail-client#

Force Thunderbird to check if it is the default

Thunderbird can be configured to check if it is the operating system's default mail client each time it is started.

At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu and select Options, or click the menu button and choose Options.
On the Advanced panel, select the General tab.
Make sure that "Always check to see if Thunderbird is the default mail client on startup" is checked.
Click Check Now to check if Thunderbird is set as the default mail client immediately.

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