I forgot to say OS is Windows 10. Also I need to know EXACTLY what to open to perform the answer.
What don’t you understand in
Windows Start -> Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps -> Email: Thunderbird ? If you don’t understand that refer to Windows documentation or read https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028161/windows-10-change-default-programs
OK, Opaque. For a “helper,” you’ve got a really snotty (or the other “S” word) attitude. I opened “Start” with the Windows logo key then clicked the “Gear Icon” for “Settings.” That took me to “Apps,” and I clicked “Default Apps.” I had ONLY ONE choice next: To replace “Mail” with “Thunderbird.” Your outline instructions DON’T WORK. I read the MS Support page and got the same error from LibreOffice Writer – “An error occurred in sending the message. Possible errors could be a missing user account or a defective setup.” Error code is MAPI_F_FAILURE. So if I screwed up, PLEASE pass my question to anyone who has more patience than you. It’s just not your strong suit.
PLEASE pass my question to anyone who has more patience than you
This is not some kind of a commercial vendor support providing the choice who is responding to your posts. This is a site about users of LibreOffice (e.g. me) answering questions of other users (you).
Anyway: If my instructions did not work for you then the association of Thunderbird as MAPI service did not work on your system. There have been reports that just reinstalling Thunderbird (without any prior uninstall) fixes that.
YES!!! A simple reinstall fixed the enervating mess, Thank you. How do I vote for you?
Vote for my answer - in fact this is the solution to the question “How do I associate email” - the rest is intermediate problem on the way to the solution.
On Windows (you did not mention your operating system)
Two things to consider:
- LibreOffice uses the default Email client defined in the system settings
- Important LibreOffice requires the Email client to support Simple MAPI. This requirement definitively excludes use of Gmail and any other browser based solution (don’t know anything about outlook.com, but this also sounds like a browser based solution). Thunderbird is known to work, since it supports Simple MAPI
Windows Start -> Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps -> Email: Thunderbird
On Linux (you did not mention your operating system)
Tools -> Options -> Internet -> Email and enter the full path in field labeled *Email program:`
Hope that helps.
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