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20-Jul-2011, 09:27 PM #1
create an association
on craigslist , when i respond to a post , i get this message,
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.
how do i do this.
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20-Jul-2011, 09:34 PM #2
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about > help > replying to posts

To reply to a post via email:

Most posts display an email address in the upper left corner, below the title and date, that is formatted in one of two ways:

A regular email address, such as janesmith@yahoo.com (replies are sent directly to the poster's email address)
An anonymous craigslist email address, such as sale-abcde-1234567890@craigslist.org (replies are forwarded by craigslist to the poster's actual email address)

To reply, you can either:

Click on the highlighted email address, which should open your email application, or
Copy the address (usually by right-clicking and selecting "Copy Email Address") and paste it into your email application.

For posts in the personals you will see a "Reply to This Post" button. To see the addresses to reply to the post, click on this and fill out the captcha.

Note: When you reply to a post, your email address will be visible to the recipient. If you prefer to remain anonymous, consider using an email address that does not contain your name or other identifying information. (Many users set up web-based email accounts through providers like Yahoo! or Gmail for this purpose.)


Alternative contact methods:

If the poster does not wish to be contacted via email, you may see "Reply to: see below" in place of an email address.

Look for a phone number, fax number, website address, or street address in the body of the posting.
If the post does not contain any contact info, you can notify the poster by clicking the "send note" button at the bottom of the post.


Troubleshooting Tips:

If you get an error message when you click on the highlighted email address, or if you do not recognize the email program that opens when you click that link, simply cut-and-paste the email address into a new message in your usual email application.

If your reply comes back to you with an "undeliverable" message, please check the following:

Is the ad still posted on the site? The anonymous craigslist email address will forward email messages to the poster only while the ad is active; once an ad is removed from the listings, replies will bounce back.)
Did you spell the email address correctly? (Common typos include omitting the hyphens, jobxxxxxxxxxx instead of job-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx, or forgetting the 's' after craig and entering craiglist.org instead of craigslist.org.) Copy and pasting email addresses helps prevent this kind of error.
Did you include a large file or image in your reply? (Attachments sent to a craigslist email address cannot exceed 7 megabytes.)


Still have questions? try our help desk discussion forum or send us a note.
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