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How to Use Outlook Express with Opera


Opera comes with a useful email client itself, but you may still want to use Outlook Express with it, so that clicking on a mailto: link opens a new message in Outlook Express.

Use Outlook Express with Opera

To specify Outlook Express as Opera's email client

  • Select File | Preferences... from the menu.
  • Click on the E-mail tab.
  • Select Use external client.
  • Use the file selection dialog (accessed via ...) to locate the Outlook Express executable.
    • Most likely you will find it at "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe".

For Outlook Express to handle mailto URLs specifying the program location is not enough, however. Outlook Express needs a special command line parameter: /mailurl:mailto:%. The full path consequently should read: "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe /mailurl:mailto:%".

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