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Some of our members have had problems sending emails by
clicking on the email links in the contacts
page of this web site.
If this happens to you too then please read on.
If you are using Firefox web browser and GMail or Yahoo as you web
based mailing system then please click
When you click on an email link you might get an error message
something like this:-
COULD NOT PERFORM THIS OPERATION BECAUSE THE DEFAULT MAIL CLIENT IS NOT
particular, this can happen with the Windows 7 and later operating systems
(which come WITHOUT an email program!!) and where people are using a
web based email system (e.g. Gmail or Hotmail or Yahoo) rather than an
program (in which case they may not have installed an email program).
links on the contacts page are set to operate with an email program and
so will not work if you rely solely on a web based email service
(unless you are using Firefox and
Gmail or Yahoo mail).
The quickest way around the problem is
for you to right click on the email address link and
select a menu item that will be one of these, depending on which
browser program you are using:-
address (Firefox, Safari and
go to your email compose page (in your web based emailer) and right
click in the "To:" field and select "Paste". You should see something
like this appear:-
using Internet Explorer)
(if using one of the others)
If the first, then delete the "mailto:" part and just leave it like the
"position" is shown above, each of the committee and appointed
officer's email addresses will have their own prefix before the
"@hotmail.com" - in this way the same email addresses
will apply regardless of who holds the position.
If anyone still has problems after trying the above then please contact
Using Firefox and Gmail or Yahoo
To set up Firefox to use Gmail or Yahoo Mail when email links are
clicked, follow these steps:-
- In Firefox, go to the "Tools" menu and select
- Click on the "Applications" tab (see
- Scroll down to find "mailto" under the
"Content Type" header
- Click on the down arrow head at the far right
line and select "Use Goolgemail" or "Use Yahoo mail"
- Click "OK" at the bottom of the window.
when you click on an email link, you should be taken to the Googlemail
web site. You may need to log in if you have not previously done so.
After log in you should see Googlemail's compose page.
For Yahoo Mail
you are not already logged in to Yahoo mail then you will be taken to
the Yahoo mail login page and then, after log in, to main Yahoo mail
page, NOT to the compose page. If this happens, then log in to Yahoo
mail and return to the web site's page with the email link and click on
ut again. You should then get the Yahoo mail compose page.
this works with later versions of firefox. I do not know about earlier