Why does YM use outlook express to send Emails & How can I change that?

It seemed like older versions of YM would use my Yahho email account when I tried to send emails to messenger contacts directly thru YM. But now everytime I try to send an email to a contact in YM it always tries to go thru outlook express! Why? Is there a way to avoid using outlook express altogether from YM? Why isn't YM tied directly to my yahoo email when sending emails like it is when I receive them?

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  • hutson
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    You probably have Outlook Express set as your default email. To make Yahoo! Mail the default email application for your computer, click Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Programs tab (or Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab) > under E-mail click the down arrow and select Yahoo! Mail > click Apply and OK.

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