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    Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    Hi All,

    I have been researching a way to make Outlook Web Access the default mail client. I have found the following registory key, but it dose`t seem to work. Has anyone got OWA to work as their default mail client? (without using ActiveSend) I need this to work for mutiple users so i can not hardcode username, and of course %Username% will be taken as Username.

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA]
    @="Outlook Web Access"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA\shell\open\command]
    @="\"%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://SERVER/exchange"
    Thanks

    Andy

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    We have OWA configured so that it opens whenever you click on a mailto link. What it doesn't do though, is create a new, blank message and put the recepients address in.

    Activesend is, unfortunately the only way I've found to achieve this.
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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    Thanks for the quick reply jwood, if i manage to get something working i`ll send you the details. Activesend would be far to expensive for us.

    Andy

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    If the registry entry works if you hard code the username, could you not add this to the logon script, to enter the appropriate username at logon, as you can use the %username% variable in a script?

    Steve

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    You just need to get the variable for the email to:
    If you get that then just use the following URL and OWA will put the address in:
    http://{SERVER}/exchange/?cmd=new&mailtoaddr={EMAIL ADDRESS}

    I found a link at:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Soft..._21190734.html
    showing a potential way to get the email address to substitute as well.

    On a side note this piece of software may be nice to use anyway with OWA:
    http://www.envador.com/OWANotify/

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    The problem with using full Outlook is staff don’t know how to use it, and will inevitably find a way to break it.

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    Someone posted a VBS that does registry keys on that experts exchange link I posted (you need to login to see solutions).
    I know what you mean about staff and Outlook use.

    I have attached it anyway (untested)
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Using OWA 2003 as the Default Mail Client

    I think i have found the page your talking about:

    http://www.leederbyshire.com/OWAMailtoE2K3.asp

    This works just can not cope with a@b.com?subject=test. If i find a way i will post it.

    Andy

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