The Bottom Line
- DefaultMail allows every Windows XP user to choose their own default email program
- Sets up mailto: link handling and MAPI calls
- DefaultMail does only work with Windows XP
- The "Read Mail" button in Internet Explorer cannot be configured per user
- DefaultMail allows you to set the default email program on a per-user basis.
- DefaultMail sets the program used for mailto: links and MAPI calls.
- You can also make your favorite the "Start" menu choice and use it to send pages and links in IE.
- DefaultMail lets you revert to the default system settings easily, too.
- DefaultMail supports Windows XP.
Guide Review - DefaultMail 2.2
If Tina prefers Eudora while Tom likes Outlook better, they run into problems, however. There can only be one default email client used when you click on a mailto: link in a browser, in the "Start" menu or when a program calls email functionality.
Whatever one user chooses is also the default for all others. If you have been plagued by this Windows oddity, you can employ a crude hack to the registry to fix it. Or you use DefaultMail.
DefaultMail lets you choose a personal favorite from the email programs available on the computer quite comfortably. You can also have DefaultMail register that program as the email choice in the "Start" menu or revert to the system default, all with a few clicks.
DefaultMail is not the most beautiful application in the world, but it does this job reliably and in a straight forward manner.