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Windows 8: E-Mail Send To Options Broken

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, Windows 8

AJM from Illinois writes:

Under the File Menu, the Send To Options for-Page by email & Link by email are greyed out on my Windows 8 PC. I have this feature on my old Vista PC. How can this be corrected? Thanks.


It sounds to me like there is no default e-mail client set up and configured for your Windows 8 installation. You can use the integrated mail program to send and receive mail in Windows 8. If you have a mail program set up but the option is still greyed out, you may need to restore it as the default mail application.

Start by clicking on the Charms Bar (lower right corner of the screen) and clicking “settings,” then “Control Panel.” In “Control Panel” click on “Programs” then “Default Programs.” Click “Set your default programs.”

Choose your e-mail program from the list that is displayed, then click “Set this program as default.” and click OK. You should now be able to use the send to option to send page and send link via e-mail.


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2 Responses to “Windows 8: E-Mail Send To Options Broken”

  1. Kevin says:

    I have Vista 64 and the same things are greyed out on my machine, I tried using the tip provided and they remain greyed out. Any other thoughts?

  2. Jeanette WArd says:

    I followed the directions for changing my default email ( changed to Incredimail), but the greyed-out areas for sending a link or page in the “page” drop-down menu on IE are still greyed out. My email comes to Incredimail via my Frontier mail service. Could that be the problem? Can you help me with this please?

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