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This entry has been published on 2017-01-11 and may be out of date.

Last Updated on 2017-01-11.

[:en]In some cases, Windows 10 seems not to create “Send to e-mail recipient” context menu entries, even if Outlook (e.g. version 2010, 2013, 2016) is installed and the default Windows e-mail application is set to Outlook.


  1. Run command “shell:sendto”
  2. You should be able to see your SendTo items folder.
  3. Create an empty text file called “Test.MAPIMail”. The extension is important. Make sure there is no .txt extension saved at the end.
  4. Now if you right-click a file, you should see your new SendTo mail entry “Test”.


You might want to deploy this setting to your whole LAN workstations.

Open the group policy object of your choice and open User Configuration.

Open the “Files” area and create a new entry. Place the original .MAPIMail file on an at least readable network share.

As destination file, enter “%SendToDir%\Test.MAPIMail” (without quotes). For an overview of variables, press F3 key in the textbox.



%SendToDir% only works in the GPO.

%APPDATA% does NOT work in GPO.

So do not use e.g. %appdata%\microsoft\windows\sendto or paths like %userprofile%\AppData\roaming\Microsoft\windows\SendTo\E-Mail-Empfänger.MAPIMail.

If you are using redirected user profile folders, note that the SendTo folder is NOT redirected, even if it seems like, because it’s under \Roaming\. It stays in the appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows subdirectory of %userprofile%.



“Send to Desktop (create shortcut)” works similar. Simply create a file “test.DeskLink” in your SendTo folder.[:]