Saturday, January 10, 2004 6:59 AM bart

Use OWA as your default mail client

This is a great tip I found on Bink's website (www.bink.nu). Can be pretty cool to have it on your pc especially for those who are using OWA very frequently...

HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access your default mailer:

1.  Add the following to a .reg file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA]
@="Outlook Web Access"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" http://server/exchange/alias/"

2.  Import it into the registry by double-clicking the .reg file  (Please know that mucking with the registry is potentially dangerous and can make your system unstable).

3.  Boot IE

4.  Go to IE's Tools / Options...  Programs tab

5.  Choose “Outlook Web Access” from the E-mail dropdown.

6.  Hit OK.

Now when you hit the “Mail” button on your MS keyboard you get OWA coming up automatically.  You can also add OWA to the Start Menu now, just right+click on it and choose Properties, then click the Customize start menu and choose “Outlook Web Access” from the E-mail dropdown

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