There is no email program associated to perform the requested action error in Outlook

As I have said before in my previous posts, Microsoft Office is one of the best productivity suites I have ever used with my Windows PC. But it happens that sometimes you came across to different kinds of issues with this software. Well, today when I was trying to check the emails via Outlook, I came across a strange error.

There is no email program installed that can perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.

This was the error I came across when using Outlook. The email program is already installed, and it’s generating the issue. How do you fix it using Registry Editor? This was the error I came across while using Outlook. The email program was already installed and was generating the issue. I fixed it using Registry Editor.

There Is No Email Program Associated With Perform The Requested Action

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  • Press Windows Key + Recombination, type put exe in the Run dialog box, and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following location


If you find the Pre-First Run named DWORD (REG_DWORD)or registry string (REG_SZ) in the right pane of this location, right-click it and select Delete.

Now, once more, go to the left pane of this location and find the Microsoft Outlook subkey under the Mail key (see image below):

Now right-click on the Microsoft Outlook subkey and select Delete. This will delete the subkey, so finally, now you can close the Registry Editor and reboot to get the issue fixed.

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