registry key for default email program
mailto registry_key

  Registry-key mailto
>I automatically get my browser (IE 5) booting up, which upon opening
>displays an error message and then my mail package opens (in this case
>Outlook Express) and opens a new email message. Is there any way I can get
>the email message to open without (at least) the web browser opening up as

On windows you could try to identify the default mail prog via the registry. 
Apparently the path to the default mail prog lives at


At least thats the place where i found it on 3 or 4 different pcs. Please let 
me know if this works for you.

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