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Default email program

Postby tfm1 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:40 pm

exactly how do I go about changing the default email program? In my 3.4 version of openoffice when I hit the "send as email" key it automatically goes to a now defunct email provider. no help in the help manual.
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Re: default email program

Postby RoryOF » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:04 pm

Change settings in /Tools /Options /Internet /email

Note that Options is under Preferences on a Mac
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Re: default email program

Postby tfm1 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:39 pm

sorry tried it. typed in the new email address but I think this page is asking for my address but is not selecting the new email provider as a new default still goes to the old default provider.

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Re: default email program

Postby RoryOF » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:52 pm

Some email systems do not work - I can't reliably tell you which these are. I cannot help further; I have no experience of this as, being old school, I attach a file to an email using a dedicated email program on the very rare occasions I need to send a document.
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Re: default email program

Postby Bill » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:05 pm

@tfm1: What operating system are you using? In Windows, the default email program is set in Windows. There shouldn't be an email program setting in OpenOffice.
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Re: Default email program

Postby KristopherB » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:09 pm

Can we change it to gmail?... i think so
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Re: Default email program

Postby keme » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:51 pm

KristopherB wrote:Can we change it to gmail?... i think so

Yes, and no. You do not select Gmail directly in the operating system settings(*).

There are two steps required:

In the operating system you set the default installed program to use for email. This may be the mail client integrated in the OS, MS Outlook, Thunderbird, or any of a legion of others.
In the chosen mail client you set the default mail account to use. This may be the mail service provided by your ISP, Gmail, Outlook/hotmail, or any of a legion of others.

The specific procedure to change these settings depends on the particular solution chosen.

(*) Insofar as ChromeOS is an operating system, my claim may be false, depending on how deeply the mail functionality is integrated in the operating system. Also, command line versions of Unix/linux have a "mail" command integrated in the system. For setups I know and use, the above describes the situation accurately (although the installed mail client may in some cases have the menus available in system dialogs so they appear as system settings).
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Re: Default email program

Postby Isobel22 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:48 am

KristopherB wrote:Can we change it to gmail?... i think so

I think no. The integrated email software with the OS will be the default provider. And in the default email apps you can set your default email address and it can be gmail, hotmail, yahoo, yandex or anything.
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