ymmapi.dll Instruction [was: Setting Yahoo as default mail]
- Source: http://www.chaoszone.org/when/2004/06/707
[Use at your own risk]
The best way to install Yahoo as the default email handler probably is the Yahoo Mail Handler ActiveX control, which used to be available http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/ext/ext-11.html but Yahoo seems to have pulled it.
So here’s a fallback method –
a) Download this file http://download.yahoo.com/dl/mail/ymmapi.cab (Winzip can open it)
b) Using Winzip, extract the files to C:\WINDOWS (it’s important to use this folder name)
c) Open a command prompt, and ‘cd’ to C:\WINDOWS
d) At the C:\WINDOWS> prompt, type “regsvr32 ymmapi.dll”. A dialog box saying “DllRegisterServer in ymmapi.dll succeeded” should appear.
e) Save this file: http://www.chaoszone.org/misc/ymail-reg.txt file to your desktop.
f) Click Start > Run > “regedit”
g) Choose File > Import. In the File Open Dialog, choose “All Files” from the Files of Type dropdown and go to your desktop. Choose ymail-reg.txt and choose ‘Open’.
h) A dialog box saying “Information from file was successfully entered into the registry” should appear.
i) At this point close all browser windows and then open IE and try to click on any mailto: link
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