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Send scanned file to an email

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by mwredt, Mar 8, 2019.

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  1. mwredt

    mwredt Thread Starter

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    On a computer running Windows 8.1, scanned a paper copy to computer then tried to send that file to an email address but get this error message:

    "There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if there is already one installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

    We use email on this computer so I assume there is an email program on it. But how do I create an association in the Default Programs control panel? What do I have to create an association to?
     
  2. dlipman

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    What email client do you use ?

    If you use a web browser to access email then that is not an email client and can't be easily set as the Default Email associated to the "MailTo" URI or be used as an application with a scanner.

    If it is web mail, save the object as a Disk File ( PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc ) and then use the web browser, access your email and then attach that disk file to a New Message.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  3. TerryNet

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    Control Panel - View by small or large icons - Default Programs - Set your default Programs - Select your email client - make the appropriate settings.

    Or maybe instead or in addition ....

    Control Panel - View by small or large icons - Default Programs - Set program access and computer defaults - make settings as desired.
     
  4. mwredt

    mwredt Thread Starter

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    Attaching the disk file to a new email did the trick. Thank you.
     
  5. dlipman

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