HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access Your Default Mail Agent

Here’s a little off-topic post for you all. 
HOWTO: Make OWA 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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HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access Your Default Mail Agent