Dear Computer Lady,
I am 61 and not computer savvy and have no one to help me.
When I am on a website or email & want to send something I get this message ” There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed,create an association in the Default Progrms control panel.”
I don’t have a clue what it means. Hopefully, you can tell me.
Thank you. Peggy
What this message means is that you don’t have an email program set up on your computer. An email program is a program that you use exclusively to send and receive email messages. Some examples are Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Windows Live Mail.
Since you sent me your question using a yahoo email, you are probably not using one of the email programs above, but instead using the web interface for yahoo, which is not the same as an email program. Some common web based email programs are, hotmail, yahoo, outlook.com, and gmail.
Since you are using a web browser and not an email program, your computer cannot automatically send an email message when you click on a link to send a message.
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