"Joel Poudrier" <Joel.Poudrier.email@example.com> wrote in message
> When/if you get an answer on how to get rid of/disable "Windows Mail"
> in Vista, please CC me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know it's part of
> the Vista OS and won't let you set any other mail program (such as
> Thunderbird) as default. You can try! But when you go to Windows Mail
> options, it won't let you "un-select" as the default email. Another
> case of microsoft trapping you with a crappy program. I still use
> Thunderbird all the time, but I get that irritating default question
> every time I open it.
All you need to do is set Thunderbird as the the default email/News/RSS
application if that's what you want & delete the shortcuts to Windows Mail
from the start menu.
Thunderbird will then open when you click on Mailto: links etc.
I have done this myself on other systems.
If you look at Thunderbird, or any other email app for that matter, there is
usually a choice to make that app the default.
There aren't many apps ( I can't think of one right now) which have the
option to "unassociate" that program as default..you normally change the
association by choosing another app as the default.
You can also change the settings vis the IE options.