Does VA use the Windows Registry?

The simple answer


The real answer

VA does not itself use the Windows registry, but it does create the registry entries necessary for Windows to recognize it as a mail and news client. If you want VA to be the default mail or news client this information must also be recorded in the registry.

The relevant section of the registry is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail (or it's 64-bit equivalent). This is the only part of the registry that VA touches.

VA itself never reads the registry information once it has been set up, but VA's helper applications may look at the information in the registry to discover where VA is installed. The SendToVa.exe program does this, for example.

See also:

- Why am I always asked whether to make VA the default mail client?

vaosfaq/reguse.txt · Last modified: 31.10.2007 16:32 by daniel
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