Fortunately, the state of dissatisfaction need not be permanent. It will be overcome by making Yahoo! Mail act as your default email program in Windows, which, if you use Windows 95 or later is an easy thing to do.
Make Yahoo! Mail Your Default Windows Email Program
To set up Yahoo! Mail as your default email client in Windows:
- Download and install Yahoo! Messenger.
- Select Tools | Internet Options... from the menu in Internet Explorer.
- Go to the Programs tab.
- Make sure Yahoo! Mail is selected under E-mail.
- Click OK.
Yahoo! as Default Email: Does Not Work under Windows Vista
Unfortunately, Yahoo! Mail as your default email program may be hard-wired to use Internet Explorer instead of your default browser, and it does not work in Windows Vista.
Make Yahoo! Mail the Default Email Composer in Mozilla Firefox
In Mozilla Firefox, you can make Yahoo! Mail handle email links no matter the operating system you use.