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I have set the Mail app from Microsoft (WinRT) as the default application for mail in Default Programs. However, when I right-click on a file, and select Send to > Mail recipient I get a message box saying:
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 Programs control panel.

Is there a way to get this action working with Mail?

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The Send to ... Mail Recipient uses the MAPI\Send Mail association, or the Send mail command.

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The Microsoft Mail app only contains an association for the MAILTO protocol, so you can't set it as a recipient of the Send mail command.

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Yes. If you have Outlook or Live Mail installed, it will hook into those programs. It's odd, and one of those omissions in the Mail app that people complain about. However, it's just the way things stand, right now. –  Ben Richards Mar 18 '13 at 19:38

Wild idea : I wonder if this is a case of a metro app not available from the desktop.

If this is the case, you would need another mail client.

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Have you set it up as the default program?

  • Click on start -> Default Programs.
  • Then select Set program access and computer defaults.
  • Then click Custom and select your default e-mail.
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Yes, that was the first thing I checked. –  Louis Sep 3 '12 at 17:44

This is because you can't use metro applications from the desktop as of right now. You will either have to switch to another mail app or use a metro based file explorer to do this.

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