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changing default to outlook express from microsoft outlook

Q: changing default to outlook express from microsoft outlook


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I had installed Microsoft office upgrade to 2007 and also updated to microsoft outlook and lost function of respond on the email client. I was into windows live and sending a message, the client asked to have my email changed to outlook express which i agreed to. So now my email client it express but lost all the emails that were on the Microsoft outlook with all the addresses.

Anyway that I can retrieve my address book from Microsoft outlook through maintenance option

I had tried to save the address book yesterday but the copy paste function was greyed out. The default change was kind of spontaneous. Any help available for this. I was using the MS outlook due to work online. Using windows XP professional

Thank you and Happy New year to everybody!

A: changing default to outlook express from microsoft outlook

Use the "Import" feature of Outlook Express. if you choose to import "All" folders, it will include all messages and contacts data. or you can choose to import only contacts and not messages.

Obviously, it requires that both Outlook & Outlook Express are currently installed on the same PC.
Go here for a short tutorial:

However, it must be pointed out that, for backup purposes, it's much easier to back up data in Outlook than is the case with Outlook Express.

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Yes, I just recently installed Microsoft Office 2010 Pro onto my computer. I have run into a bit of a problem. I wanna make Microsoft Outlook 2010 the default email client for my user side and I wanna leave Outlook Express as default for another user on my computer. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this because once you pick a default email program on one user desktop it also makes it the default for other users on the computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Microsoft Outlook 2010 defaul email/Outlook Express default for other

Sorry, that can't be done because the default email application is "global" (All Users).

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How do I make Microsoft Outlook the default email program? I make the change in IE version 5, but when I reboot the system (Win 98), Outlook Express is once again selected as the default email program.

I read in a previous post about using the following sequence for making Outlook Express the default. Is there anything similar for Microsoft Outlook? :
To make Outlook Express your default e-mail client:
Close OE, click Start/Run and enter this command line, complete with quotes, spaces and the /reg switch:

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

Thanks very much,

A:Switching from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook as email default

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For reasons that escape me, Outlook Express is changing my default font from Arial 10 (my selection under Tools/Option/Compose) to Arial 12. I do not have any stationary selected to override the font default. This is driving me nuts and I've never had it happen before and don't know why it is happening now.

Any help appreciated.

Bob Setzer, Jr.

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Hi, I previously had 2 different identities set up on my Outlook account and I could choose which E-mail account I could access, however, I don't seem to have that option on Outlook 2007, does this option still exist and how do I activate it? Thanks

A:Changing from Outlook Express to Outlook 2007

If you have more than one email account set up, there should be a ICON on the Outlook tooplbar, with a drop down list , that you can select for the different accounts.

I do not have Outlook on this machine I am trying this by memory.

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I just installed Microsoft Outlook on my new 64 bit Laptop running Windows 7.

I am trying to import my previous emails from Outlook Express6 which is installed on another computer running Windows XP

I copied all account settings from my old computer to my new Laptop

When I start import/export wizard it gives me the following error.

No Internet Accounts were found to Import

I want to transfer all Email account settings, messages, emails and contacts from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook.

Can anyone tell me how can I do it?


A:How to import Emails Accounts Settings from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook?

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gang I found an old post here that describes my situation, something I caused but don't know how to undo.
The system in question has Windows XP Professional, and MS Office 2000 Professional, the main reason for which is OUTLOOK. When Outlook cranks up it triggers an error message which is in my subject line:
"Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater....". The system of course also has OE6 on it which we don't use, but it does work etc.

The issue is me: I use autoruns to shut off everything non-mandatory, and, as another thread-poster identified, there is something in the list of goods that I have disabled that OE is dependent on, if I understand the old thread properly. The problem is that the poster [OP] in that thread said he found the key, but he didn't NAME THE ENTRIES
Thus, I dunno which ones he reversed that made the issue go away.

if anyone knows, pls let me know, so I can fix my goof.


A:Solved: error: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater

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I am using Vista Home premium 32 bit and i am using windows mail for all my emails. I also have office 2007 with Microsoft Outlook.

Problem is that i want to use microsoft Outlook but i can't transfer/export my email accounts from Vista Windows mail to Microsoft Outlook or even outlook express for XP. I have forgotten 3 critical passwords so I cannot recreate the email accounts in Outlook....

How can I export my email accounts to microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express from Vista Windows mail??? please help.



A:Exporting Email accounts from Vista to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express

Hello again kapilkaaiser,
I think you need to import the required info into Outlook 2007 -

In Outlook 2007, click File > Import and Export > Make the appropriate choices
> & hopefully the Import / Export Wizard will oblige.

Post back with your results.

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Hi all at Techguy, I hope someone can help me!!!

My outlook express has changed to Microsoft outlook! This has also caused me problems with Word and Excel.
I cannot open any ‘e’ mails in outlook express as it says there is an error. I can go back to a restore point fro a few days ago and all is fine, a day later it changes again to Microsoft outlook and the same problems occur.

When I try and open a word or excel document it says preparing to install!!

I can not open attachments in my outlook also!!

I have AVG as my Anti virus protectiion
I run SpyBot on a daily basis
I run Ad-Aware on a weekly basis



A:Solved: outlook express has changed to microsoft outlook with PROBLEMS!!

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I have got a new email through my uni powered by microsoft outlook. When i login to Windows live messenger and click on the emails icon it goes to outlook express which i have never used how do i get it to go to my inbox at the right address?


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Recently I have noticed my Dell Vostro laptop has been very slow in booting to a point where I can actually do something with any speed.

I had been reading various forums regarding the problem and the general consensus was that removing unnecessary start-up programs would assist. This I did, and included in it was the removal of Outlook Express as a start-up as I never use it.

I was rather startled to find that the next time I started up Outlook I get the message indicated in the title. When acknowledging the message, Outlook still opens and functions correctly as far as I can see, but this message always coming up is getting a little tedious.

Why would a company require the lesser of two programs to be loaded and started in order that their more powerful program should work? Amazing thought processes at MS.

I have seen answers for this question elsewhere and I have tried their solutions but to no avail. That includes setting IsInstalled in registry key 881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a to a Dword value of 1.

What I have found, is the key {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C} and {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02} in registry directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\AutorunsDisabled. As the first refers to Outlook Express 6 and the other to Address Book 6 I assume that this may have something to do with my problem.

If they are the problem, is there a way of moving these keys out of AutorunsDisable and back into Instal... Read more

A:Solved: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater.

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This morning as I trawled the spam queues a sense of deja-vu descended on me when this subject line caught my eye:
Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)
Didn?t I see this a while ago and didn?t it contain a rather nasty Trojan?
The format of the October version differs slightly in that it includes a link to a website from which you may download the ?Microsoft/Outlook/Outlook Express Update? rather than an attached executable.

Malicious update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) | SophosLabs blog

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My friend just had her computer reformatted after a bad virus contamination. It is still running EXTREMELY slow but has at least been running correctly. She is running XP

Yesterday I installed Microsoft Office 2003 for her with Microsoft Outlook and now her email doesn't seem to be working. She uses Outlook Express as her mail default rather than Office Outlook but keeps getting the error message that it can't find the POP3.

I also installed AVG for her and have shut off the email plugin to see if that is part of the problem.

The thing is, it happened yesterday right after I installed these programs for her but then a minute later her email worked just fine. Now she just restarted her computer and the mail won't work again.

Is there something wrong with her computer or is it at the server?

I hope this all makes sense.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Outlook vs Outlook Express?

Is she receiving any error messages?
If so, please post the exact message.

Is the Firewall allowing Outlook Express access to the Internet?

How does she connect to the Internet?

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I just installed MIcrosoft Office that comes with Outlook email. I was using regular Outlook express. My question is which is better I know the Microsoft version has a few more features but also should I unistall regular outlook express now that I have the Microsoft version?

A:Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 vs OUtlook Express

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What's a good alternative from Outlook 2000/2002/2003 and Outlook Express?

My uncle is having problems with Outlook Express and would like something non Microsoft to use. It needs to have Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, deleted items etc.

A:Alternative To Microsoft Outlook And Outlook Express

Mozilla ThunderBird could use ~i know the browser sucks, thiers nothing wrong with the mailor G-mailgmail

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Dear Friends;

I have been currently working with Microsoft Outlook. I and other people which work with Microsoft outlook, frequently face the problems during receiving or sending the mails while my other friends in office, work with outlook express never face such problems. Now I am thinking to switch to Outlook express. Is it possible to transfer my old mails from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express?

A:Switching from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express

Signode said:

Dear Friends;

I have been currently working with Microsoft Outlook. I and other people which work with Microsoft outlook, frequently face the problems during receiving or sending the mails while my other friends in office, work with outlook express never face such problems. Now I am thinking to switch to Outlook express. Is it possible to transfer my old mails from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express?Click to expand...
It is possible and you can either export from the File menu in Outlook or import the same way using OE. However, if you already have problems, it may be that your data file is too big for Outlook to handle. Check this by opening My Computer and from the Tools menu, select Folder Options then View. Tick to "Show hidden files an dfolders" and untick "Hide protected system file and folders". Click Apply, accept the warning and OK your way out.

Next, navigate to Documents and Settings>{yourusername}Local Settings>Application Data>Microsoft>Outlook and if your Outlook Data File (type .pst) is larger than 2Gb, go back into Outlook and delete anything you can to trim it down.

Outlook Express will also suffer an overstuffed data file but if you can't do without your historic e-mails, Mozilla Thunderbird can handle up to 4Gb.


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Hiya Guys - hope the title makes sense.

I have 1 pc and 3 users. 2 users want to use MSOutlook as their email client, the other wants to use O.Express.

Problem - how can I get OE to be the default email client for the other member.

If he sends email from new mail in the client, either MSO or OE, the recipient gets it no problem.
If he sends it from a web link to email, it opens MSO by default and it is returned a short while later - delivery failed.

I have tried changing his email client via IE browser options to default to OE but it doesn't hold. I.e., Change it to OE, apply, ok. re-open options and it has reverted back to MSO.

I have also tried via Outlook Express to make OE the default client.

Nothing seems to be working.

Any ideas/guesses would be gratefully received.


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I am using xp home service pack 2.

I have recently changed the outlook express deault so that all mail would default to the outlook folder.I do not like outlook and would like to change back to the original settings.I am not a 100% sure on how to change the setting and I do not want to loose what mail is in outlook express.Could someone please help me...I see where to click the button to change the default but it is very critical that I dont loose what email I have in the folder...can someone advise me on how to do this without loosing what is saved.....

Thank You.....

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Right now i using Outlook Express to check my mail..

Then now i using new PC using Microsoft Outlook to check my mails..

How can i transfer over Outlook Express mail to Microsoft Outlook

From what i know - Outlook using .dbx files while Microsoft Outlook using .pst format..

From what i know i do have -


Can i just transfer inbox.dbx over to Microsoft Outlook or i need any TOOLS to convert
the .dbx to .pst ..


A:Outlook Express to MicroSoft Outlook

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i have two pc's hooked up on a network. one pc uses outlook express and the other one uses microsoft outlook. is there a way i can get the email that's going to the pc with outlook express to also go to the pc that uses microsoft outlook?

all the info is the same in both programs; same account name and password, same pop3 and smtp, etc.

so in short, is there a way to get those two different programs to share? Thx.

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My ex PC was installed with Win2000. My email application was Microsoft Outlook 2000.
My new PC is installed with WinXP Pro and Outlook Express 6. I tried to find a way to import my old emails (pst files already exported from old PC) into OE6 but without success. If this is not possible, what other options do I have?

A:Microsoft outlook Vs Outlook express

What method did you use to import the old emails?

C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

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how do i uninstall these programs. I cannot get my printer or scanner to mail from those sites. i have a pd hotmail acct and also gmail and windstream acct. i use incredimail too. I went into tools and selected my incredimail acct for emails but for some reason they are going to the outlook programs and will not mail from there. i tried to set up new email accts from both but they will not mail.. I have tried to email from my excel program too and the same is happening.. my office is from 2003 and my out look express is from 2004. i have windows xp. thank u for your help in this matter

A:outlook express and microsoft outlook

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Well here's a switch! Doc's needs everyones help for a change.

My mom's computer cannot send and recieve mail on either M/O & O/E. Problem started this yesterday morning some time and I cannot seem to put my finger on the problem.

She runs XP Pro and lives 8hrs away from me, so anything I do is via "remote desktop" and she only has "dialup". Talk about a painful process!

When I click on send and recieve it appears that a connection is being made to the server and infact it even tells me how many messages are there to download. It then starts to download (or appears to) and then suddenly stops and posts an error message stating that the connection to the server was interrupted.

I ran a test on my computer by configuring my M/O using here inbound settings and such and was able to download all her mail without a problem. That leads me to believe the problem is not the server but, infact on her machine.

I have checked all the basic things that I can think of but, at the moment "I'm stumped"



A:Microsoft Outlook & Outlook Express

If she's running an antivirus package that does a virtual IP proxie for the incoming/outgoing email AV check, then that might be the source of the problem. Try disabling virus checking for email and see if the behavior changes (This is a known bug in Norton, McAffee, and Avast, but it's rather rare. Usualy only happens for large outgoing attachments).

Also, since this is Dialup, I would check the actual modem to see if there's a problem on the line (or wityh the hardware). To much noise on the line can lead to droped packets and/or decreased bandwidth.

Try using Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 and see if there's still the same problem under that.

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Hi all

I've tried searching the threads for an answer but can't find anything for my issue so i've had to resort to creating a new thread.

I have a problem in Outlook 2010. I've set my signature settings and stationary settings as i'd like.
When i create a new message, the fonts and signatures are as i'd expect.
When i do a reply, the signature is as i've set, but the font colour for the text keeps changing back to the default colour. I have gone into Options/Mail/Stationery and Fonts, and in the section for Replying or forwarding messages, i've gone and and changed the colour to 0,0,128 (RBG). I click ok all the way back out and then i do a reply and it works fine. But as soon as i close outlook and restart it again, this setting has changed back to the default 31,73,125 (RGB) for replies and forwards.

Can anyone help me to get this fixed so that it stays at the same colour that i choose it to be?


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Can someone please give me advice - where do I go to change my name in Outlook Express? I can't find that option anywhere I've looked.
I have XP w/sp2 update.
Thanks in advance.

A:changing my name in Outlook Express

Hi there,

Hope this is what you are looking for. Open outlook then click on the "Tools" menu then Accounts.

You should see a list of accounts, find your mail account then click on it once so that it is highlited.

There should be a coupple of buttons on the right had side of the window. Click on the properties button.

Another windows will show and the first tab of this windows has your name and email address. Change your name then click the OK button at the bottom.

Close the accounts screen by clicking the x on the right top corner and that should do it.


Gary Sparg

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When saving emails in Outlook, would like to change the default from .msg to html
Is there a way to do that? We are using XP Pro with Office 2003.
Thanks, Skyie

A:Changing Default 'Save As' option in Outlook

Hi Skyie, Welcome to TSG !!

When you select Save As, a box opens

At the bottom you should see a Save as type box
Click the down arrow to the right of that box and select .html

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Is it possible to change the default storage location for Outlook 2000? I would like the pst files to be on a different partition. I can do this with Outlook Express but cannot find similar instructions for Outlook.



A:Outlook 2000 changing default storage

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Cannot set Outlook Express as default e-mail. I go to Tools, Options, General tab and tick Make Default box. I log out of Outlook Express and then log back in, it has reset to "This application is Not the default mail handler. If I go to My Computer, Change a setting, Internet Options, Programs, under e-mail, there is no Outlook Express option (used to be along with other installed e-mail programs).

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Outlook Express (default)

Try Start>Control Panel> Add\Remove Programs>Set Program Access and Defaults.

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Installed Gmail so as to read emails when I am away, it works but the problem is its set as default. I like my Outlook Express and want that as the default. Tried O/E tools, options, general and clicked the default at the bottom but no joy. If I send an email to myself from O/E it arrives in O/E.
Cheers Degs.

A:Outlook Express default

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Look over this, they give you a few ways to set it

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I can't send outlook express e-mails because my old server is still listed in the ENTER NETWORK PASSWORD box in grey and won't delete or change. How do I change it to the correct one?

A:changing server name on Outlook Express

Welcome to TSG!

Please only start one thread per problem.

I have closed the other one.

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I have just changed my password with with my internet provider but when I tried to change it on outlook express it is not accepting this. I would be most grateful if someone could run me through this. My os is xp and I am fairly new to computing.
cheers - Muckster

A:Outlook Express - changing password.

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums​Is this what you tried? If not post back with a detailed description of what you tried and what kind of error message(s) you get.

In OE->Tools->Accounts->Properties. On the Servers Tab, you type in your new password. Check off Remember this password. That password is only if you are using email from your new ISP. If it is an old POP3 email account that is still active, you would not change your password.


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When 'composing', if I want to underline, or change the font (having hit 'Format', then 'Font'), I get a box that sez:

An Error has occured in this dialogue

Error: 501
Permission denied

This didn't use to happen, and I'm not aware that I changed any settings....

Help please???


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Whenever i close outlook express, it changes to
And, it changes the smtp thing from 995 to 110
It gets really annoying to keep changing the settings everytime i wanna check my mail

A:Outlook Express 6 Changing Settings

Attention this is a registry tweak!!!! Back up your registry PLease look at this guide How to back up your registry prior to doing soKlick

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I can't send outlook express e-mails because my old server is still listed in the ENTER NETWORK PASSWORD box in grey and won't delete or change. How do I change it to the correct one? I have windows xp

A:changing server name on Outlook Express

You can't change it in the password box that pops up. You need to go into the account settings and modify it there. Should be able to find it by clicking on tools, then accounts

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I shall be changing my ISP over the coming weekend. How can i save all my Outlook Express inbox emails so that I will beable to view with my new provider.
I would be grateful for any help
Thank You
Jack Stoddart (Silver Surfer grappling with unfamiliar technology)

A:Changing ISP Query Outlook Express

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My computer seems to want it to be the year 2003. It seems to have automatically defaulted to it with New Years...and when I switched it to 2002, now my Outlook Express does not save any emails I have sent to the sentbox. (it is checked to save to sentbox in tools)...but when I switch it back to 2003 it will save my sent items. Any idea how to change this setting within Outlook Express or wherever else. I am using version 6.0 Thanks!

A:Changing Year/Outlook Express


Have you checked to see if you have a virus on your system:

Also, what is your OS? Did you change the date from rightclicking the clock and changing the time/date?



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A friend, a "newbie", recently purchased a new desktop with Windows XP. His ISP is Cox. He set up his e-mail program in Web Mail. Later decided to set up in Outlook Express. When so doing he typed his user name incorrectly -- i.e., inconsistent with what he had set up in Cox Web Mail. Accordingly, after completing the Outlook Express set up when he went he sent his e-mail he got an error message that the server did not recognize the user name. Upon closely reviewing he saw that it did not match exactly his Web Mail user name. So, he contacted Cox and they walked him through removing the old user name and adding the new user name in Outlook Express. Still got the error message. Since then he has Googled changing user name in Outlook Express and avers that he has tried everything but continues to get same error message: user name is not recognized by server, and the error message continues to show the typographical incorrect user name, notwithstanding his having changed. And Cox has quit on him, suggesting that he should contact Microsoft. He is in Atlanta and I in Louisiana, so I can only offer assistance via e-mail.

He is so frustrated that he has asked if there is someway he could just wipe out everything in Outlook Express, start over and hopefully get Outlook Express consonant with Web Mail ... and then live happily ever after.

Does anyone have any suggestions that may help me to help my friend?

Red Boy

A:Changing User Name in Outlook Express

Hi Red Boy

It should be as simple as deleting or removing the e-mail account and creating a new one.

Hopefully the following will help:
Have your friend create a new Identity in Outlook Express, this will give him a clean slate.
Open Outlook Express,
File > Identities > Add New Identity
Name the Identity.
When asked: Do you want to switch to (New Identity Name) User Account Now?
Click Yes

Outlook Express will close and restart with the New Identity.
When the Internet Connection Wizard appears,
either Cancel out of it or choose Create a new Internet mail account avoid the option to use the previous unusable mail account.

Let us know if that makes a difference or not.

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Hi everyone

Does anyone know how to change the default appointment time in Outlook 2007 please. Set at 30 minutes but I'd like to change to 1 hour if possible. Thanks


A:Changing default time period in Outlook 2007

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Couldn't find the answer in searches so hopefully someone has performed this function and can offer help.

Have an office machine running Win XP w/ Outlook 98. Want to change the default attachment "Save As" folder to the Desktop. Can this be done and of so, what are the steps?

Thanks much!

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I cant seem to find a fix for this. Hope you can help. I have a friend that I was helping over the phone installed Office XP on thier Windows XP SP2 machine. They had Office 97 and was having trouble with Outlook Express 6 spell check. I found a posting that said Office 97 didn't like XP SP2. So I had them uninstall Office 97 then install Office XP.
They normally use Outlook express 6 as their default email account. When we went to Internet Prop. to change Email default to Outlook Express there is no drop down. I had them do SP3 for Office XP but still didn't help. Trust me I have tried to switch them to Outlook but they won't do it. They are use to Outlook Express and some old dogs you just can't teach new tricks.
Does anyone know of a fix.

A:Outlook Express 6 as the default email

They are running windows XP, do you know how they have the PC set up? do they have it setup for users or just a single person???? Otherwise, if I am understanding you correctly you are tyying to set the default mail in IE. You should just be able to go to Tools --> Internet Options --> Programs tab, and it should be listed there....

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Is there a way to change the default in Outlook Express 6, so when I want to insert/embed an image into the body of the email, I can change Files of Type: from the defaulted "GIF and JPEG {*.gif, *,jpg} to "All files" {*.*}?

In-other-words, can I make initially default to "All files" instead of "GIF and JPEG?"

Hope this makes sense. I realize I can use the drop-down menu, but I was looking for the lazy man's way


A:Outlook Express Default Question.

Hi jnibori

What folder is Outlook Express defaulting to when you click on the Attach button?

Do you save attachments to the folder Outlook Express is defaulting to?

Mine defaults to My Documents with the All Files of type showing.

I have been looking for a Registry setting but no luck as of yet.

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Hey there...I'm using XP...

Everything was fine and now all of a sudden when i try to send attachments using the "e-mail this file button" option from the task menu it opens up my browser and asks me to sign in to hotmail to do so.

Outlook express used to be my default for sending attatchments.

I have double and triple checked that i have selected oe as the default mail handler.

I just installed the new AVG Anti-Virus and recently removed msn messenger 4.7...possible causes for this change ?

Any suggestions would be very helpful...Thanks

A:Outlook Express not default for attachments

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I am have trouble setting Outlook Express as my mail server. I told Outlook it is the default but when I go to set it in IE Outlook is not an option in the dropbox. Nothing is in the box. Any help?

A:Solved: Outlook express as default

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I needed to reinstall Win2Kpro and while doing so, i upgraded to IE 6. I cannot open Outlook Express from Internet Explorer but it will open from the desktop or from the Start/Programs shortcut. In Internet Option/Programs, the line for e-mail is blanc, yet in OE options, it shows that OE is the default mail handler. Does anyone know a way to reassociate OE as the default mail handler. Regestry tweak or other would be appreciated.

A:Win2K-IE6 Outlook Express not Default

Try this from either start/run or from a command prompt. This will register OE as the default email handler.

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

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would like to change main password ,issued by ISP and used to access email in O E to a more memorable one of my own choosing .I can't figure out how to change this . My isp is NTL and using XP Pro . NB I do know my password

A:changing password in outlook express and isp connection

you will need to do this on the NTL website if its possible at all (which i guess is virgin now)

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The Help option in OE suggests the following to change the font, style, and size of text for all outgoing email messages in OE 6.0:

To change the text style for all messages

On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the Compose tab, click Font Settings.

In doing this is there a way to access all the basic colors as shown in the attached screen capture not just the 16 that show up when attemting to do the above?

As always thanks in advance for any help,


A:Changing font colors in Outlook Express

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Hi peoples

I would like to change the default player from Nero to WMP for my Attachments of my emails. At the moment I have to save any movie attachment before I can play them. This has only happened since I installed nero 7.

Thanks Marc

A:Outlook Express 6 Changing Attachment Player

Verify that Windows Media Player is the default player for the file types of interest.In Windows Media Player 11, right-click on "Windows Media Player" in the title bar. Click on Tools, Options..., then click on the File Types tab, and make any necessary changes there (e.g., click the Select All button). Click Apply, then click OK.

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Could some kind person tell me how I can change my E-Mail Programme (currently windows mail in Vista Home Premium) to Outlook Express ?

Thank you in anticipation


A:Changing from Windows Mail to Outlook Express

Hello Znord, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Did you mean MS Office Outlook instead, or to convert your messages for Outlook Express in XP? Windows Mail is the new Outlook Express in Vista.

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In Outlook Express (ver 6 I think), typing in the To: box throws up some autocomplete email addresses. Normally, fine, but most of the suggestions are old emails.

(How) can I edit these entries, so that the defunct suggestions are no longer suggested? It may be registry-related but if not too difficult, I'd like to get a solution


A:changing autocomplete behaviour in Outlook Express

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I'm hoping that someone can help me with changing the default internet email account in MS Outlook 2000 Corporate/Workgroup. In the regular Outlook 2000, there is a button in the service box for set as default. However, this does not exist in my program. I am running two internet email accounts, and I would like the second one that I installed to be the default for sending messages. I know there must be a way to do this, but I just can't remember/ figure it out. Thanks!


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I have a Win2K machine with Office 2003 installed on it. The problem I am having is that I want to use Outlook Express as my default email handler instead of Outlook. I have set it as the default (although I had to use a run command to set it), but when I try to send an email it fails to use OExpress. Instead, a box comes up trying to set up a MS Exchange profile from Outlook.

I removed Office 2003 completely trying to get Outlook Express to become the default for other programs. I checked IE (IE6, completely updated btw) program settings and Outlook Express is listed as the default, but other programs still want to set up an Exchange profile.

I had Office '97 installed, but I removed that install before putting on '03. I usually hit cancel when it tried to set up a profile, but when I hit OK a message appeared that I was missing WMSUI32.dll

Please help.


A:Programs not using Outlook Express as default email

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I have been working with a client for the past couple of days on a very strange issue with Outlook Express. When she opens Outlook Express it asks if she wants to set it as the default email problem. She clicks the check box for yes and gets into Outlook normally. When she closes out and gets back in, it asks her again.

I had her go into Internet Properties and click the Programs tab and Outlook Express is missing from the drop down menu for Email.

-I have verified that she does NOT have Netscape installed.
-She is using XP SP2.
-She did install Mozilla but that was after the problem started so it should not be related.
-IE is selected as default browser
-Reset all web settings to default
-She has reinstalled IE already
-Had her run SFC /scannow which took about 30 minutes to complete. That usually means it is fixing something but it didnt help
-Tried modifying the registry to reset IE and Outlook Express, no go
-I had her check for spyware, it did find some and she removed it but it did not help.

Im all out of ideas. Please help

A:Cannot set Outlook Express as default email program

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I have been using Monster.Com and lately when I try to send an email to someone the computer tells me it cannot locate microsoft express. I know it is loaded as I am able to check my emails and it is in my stall/uninstall file. Someone said I have to fix my registry??? Can anyone help. Think I created this problem by loading then unloading Microsoft Office 97.

Thank You

A:{SOLVED} Outlook Express not Default Email

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start>control panel>default programs

Chose default email program:

I go here and i wanna change to Microsoft Office outlok and I press ok.
When I open again it's back on use my curenty email program. So I can not change that.

And when i go to acrobat reader to sen a file it says like U don't have any default email program....

Thx in advance

A:Cannot set Outlook Express as default email program

When you select set default programs, click on Microsoft Office Outlook, and then click on choose defaults for this program, are any of the options selected? Specifically, look under protocols and see if MAILTO is checked.

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I have a new system, running XP. I have been trying to make Outlook Express the default mail handler. I open OE, tools, options, where it tells me that OE is NOT my default. So, I click to make it the default, click apply, ok, then exit, and restart the system. When I return, it tells me that OE is NOT my default mail handler. The system will not let me make a change. I tried another approach...going to Control Panel, internet options, to the Programs tab, where the only option under the drop down e-mail selection is Microsoft Outlook.
I want OE...what can I do?

A:Outlook Express as default mail program

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For some reason I can not make outlook express my default mail handler any more. I go to tools -> options and click the make default mailer button then click apply then ok. I then immediately go back to tools -> options and it says at the bottom that 'This is NOT the default mail handler'.

If I click on a 'mail to' link on a website I get 57 blank web pages.

Anybody any clues.

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hi i have outlook express and i have noticed that i never get anything in the in box...whereas b4 i usedto have to clear the inbox cos it was full of junk mail..i have recently had bother with my computer and had to have it wiped clean as i had viruses in the system and since i have had it back i am not able to use internet explorer as hotmail is my defaul email. before my problems i was able to use both .but mainly hotmail. can any one help and explain in easy to follow instructions how to get both of them working like i had b 4..i am using xp as my o/s... many thanks

A:outlook express isnt default email

You will need to configure Outlook Express to recieve your email. Go to Tools>Accounts and under the Mail tab click Add>Mail and follow the prompts.

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I am trying to find a way to make Adobe 7 the default viewer for Outlook Express. We have a new laptop that only has Adobe 7 installed, however when the user opens Outlook express to check email and has an attachment that is a pdf document, the document is opened with Adobe 5.0. The bad thing is, if the user prints document, the print is white on black (a negative look). I looked for a setting to switch but there is not General setting for adobe 5.0.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Setting Adobe 7 as default for Outlook Express

If the laptop only has Adobe Reader 7 installed, it cannot possibly use Adobe 5 to view a document? They are separate programs.

Unless you actually have Adobe 5 installed of course...

Uninstall Adobe 5 (you may need to reinstall Adobe 7 after that I have found)

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When I open my address book in O.E., it defaults to the main identity's (on all 3 accounts) contact list. We always have to switch to "Shared Contacts" which is what we keep up to date. How do I make "Shared Contacts" the default folder?

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I have installed windows xp pro a month ago.
When I installed Office 97 Pro, it installed MS Outlook as well.
During the installation, outlook was set as the default email program, removing outlook express. When i went to internet options and checked the list of available email programs, the 2 listed were PocoMail and MS Outlook. Outlook express was not on the list at all. This was the case with all the user accounts on my computer.

I wanted outlook express to be the default mailer so i set it to do so using the option available in it. However, it did not show up on the list of available email clients and was not set as the default mailer. All the action resulted in was removing the existing default.

I tried to reset web settings in internet options but keep getting the message 'Unable to restore internet settings'. I have uninstalled MS Outlook and PocoMail but still Outlook express cannot be set as the default mailer.

How do i set Outlook express as the default mailer now?

A:Setting Outlook Express as default mailer

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Just recently, I reinstalled MS Office 97, and tried to give Outlook a go for handling email. I didn't like it, 97's version of Outlook is too dated and doesn't work as well as Outlook Express. Anyway, ever since, when I click on an email address in my browswer, it tries to bring up Outlook instead of Outlook Express. Of course, it doesn't bring Outlook up all the way, it asks for a profile, etc. etc.

Anyway, I thought this would be easy. I checked in Express's options and clicked the button to make it the default mail handler. It nows says it's the default mail handler. I clicked Apply and OK, closed the program, reopened it, and low and behold, back in the options, it says "Outlook Express is NOT the default mail handler."

How can I get it to quit trying to bring up Outlook and bring up Outlook Express?

A:Outlook Express not default mail handler

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I have set my order "sort by" to be "received" and "descending" in the inbox in Outlook Express. and periodically it resets itself to "from" "descending" I imagine there is a quick key or key sequence that changes, but does anyone know what it is?


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In Outlook 2007 Calendar, the default reminder time is 15 minutes. That is, Outlook will remind you of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

In Tools\Options..., I've tried to set the default reminder time to a shorter interval. But no matter what I set it to--10 minutes, 12 minutes, 5 minutes--Outlook keeps reminding me of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

In Tools\Options..., there's a checkbox called "Default Reminder:" Whether I check it or leave it unchecked has no effect on the reminder time either--Outlook keeps reminding me of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

Any ideas what could be happening here?

A:Outlook 2007: Changing Calendar default reminder time has no effect


No, but you should be able to repair outlook: How to Repair Microsoft Outlook 2007 |

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I just installed office professional and it want to make Outlook the default mail client. I want to keep Outlook Express as my default client for e-mail. How do I do that?
Jim Harding

A:How make outlook express default mail client

when you open outlook express does it ask youto make default ??

open outlook express

at the bottom of general tab - should ahve option to make default

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I have searched everywhere and can't fix this problem... any help will be greatly appreciated.

Windows XP Home SP2 and Outlook Express 6.0 both up to the latest updates. IE 7.0.5730.11

I have three "USERS" on my system.. "B", "L", and "C", generated in that order and all have administrative control.

"B" can and has made OE the default mail handler. "B" works fine!!

"L" and "C" cannot make OE the default mail handler and experience these same symptoms..

When an e-mail link is clicked the system generates multiple windows and either hangs or an error window comes up and states that the mail handler is not installed correctly.

When OE is opened and the "tools>options>general tab" is selected, it states that OE is NOT the default mail handler...then when the "Make Default" button is clicked and then either "apply" or "OK" is clicked, an hour glass appears for a few seconds.. then the hour glass goes away like all was normal but if the tools>options>general tab is reselected is continues to state the OE is NOT the default mail handler.

I have tried to re-boot before looking at the tab again.. no help.

IE Tools>Internet Options>Programs shows OE as the e-mail default.

I tried "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg - no help.
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I'm using outlook express 5, last night i changed the store folder for outlook express. next time when i opened the outlook express all my mails and mail folders were gone, i even checked the folder that i used as the new store folder and all the datas were replaced by the default outlook files.

how can i retrieve my lost mails in the outlook express?

A:mails lost in outlook express after changing the store folder


Outlook stores its folders as DBX files, the path to them is

C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxx\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook, where xxxxxx is the name of the account.

Look there and see what folders are listed and the size, blank folders are usually 1k or 2k, folders with stuff in will be bigger, it may be a good idea to search other users outlook settings in case something went screwy with XP, a quick cut and paste of the folders into the right directory shoud resolve the issue.

However if you cant find any DBX files of the right size then there is a good chance that the mails are gone.


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Hi there, I have a Dell dimension 2350 with XP. I used to use outlook express with dial-up, but now have broadband. I have tried following the help topics on outlook express but don't seem able to get it to work with my broadband connection. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Problem changing outlook express from dial up to broadband

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I've been on this quest now for several days.
In Internet Exploret 6/Tools/InterNet Options/Programs/Internet Programs/EMail, you are supposed to be able to set (in my instance) Outlook Express as the default mail handler.
Mine is blank , with no option to insert Outlook Express as my email handler.
The same thing happens in Outlook Express, where I can not make Outlook Express my default email handler.
Help please


A:(Solved) Make Outlook Express default mail handler

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I have an irritating problem with Outlook Express in that it won't collect mail from my BT Internet account without manual interference . The problem is that when I input the name of the server for incoming mail i.e. it won't stay there and everytime that I close and re-open my PC this reverts to a numeric "name" which BT obviously wont accept ( The same number appears for my Supanet mail which happily gets delivered . Every day I have to re-enter the hit the "apply" button and OK ( on the "Servers" panel ( Tools/Accounts/Properties/Servers) and while I'm cionnected , the mail comes through OK .

Somewhere there is an overriding default problem but how do I get the system to accept my instructions on a permanent basis ??

A:Outlook Express - default problems in accessing incoming mail

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Hi Gang,

My present problem did not exist earlier. I am unable to increase or decrease the font size in Outlook Express stationary mails. I am able to change the font (Ariel to times etc.) but not the size.

I am aware of "tools, options, compose". In fact it's presently set for size 20. I get size 12.

When I copy from Word or Word Pad a larger font to test it, it converts to size 12.

I can highlight, hit format, change the font this way and it remains default 12.

When I change the format size, initially, the cursor appears changed to the new font size in the mail (say size 36), but once I type a letter or hit the space bar it reverts to the default size 12.

Something is reverting it to the default 12. It's driving me crazy.

It seems to have occurred when I upgraded Opera. May not be related but I grasping for straws.

Any help? Thanks,


A:Unable to change default font size in Outlook Express


I don't know if any of this will apply to you, but here goes:


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I am running Windows XP Pro SP3. I have IE8 installed. Every time I open Outlook Express, I am informed that it is not my default mail client. I have no other mail clients, so this confuses me. The Mail link on my start menu opens my internet options (for IE) as if I opened the Internet Options on the Control Panel.

I click 'yes' (to make OE default) and leave the tick box marked to check every time, and every time I get this pop up box. Any suggestions?

EDIT: Discovered that Internet Explorer does not have Outlook Express set as the default client for email, and nothing shows up in the drop down box for Email in internet options.

EDIT 2: Problem solved. Had to re register Outlook Express as an Email client with /reg.

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Installed Windows ME. Since then I am unable to send email from outlook express. The program just freezes. No changes were made.

What gives?

A:Microsoft Outlook Express

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Can anyone help with this one?Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Subject 'test', Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0FMy email won't go out due to the fact that this is coming up.Thanks,(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:Microsoft Outlook Express

Have you tried this?

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Before I reinstall win98se, I would like to backup all my data files including my email messages. How do I backup the outlook express email files? I have attempted to use the export function, but that results in moving the email files to outlook,part of Office2000. I have also attempted to copy the .mbx files in the applications data folder, but that did not work. There must be an easy way to backup/transfer email files. I need the how-to-instructions so that I may copy the appropriate files onto a CD. After a clean-install of win 98se, I plan to copy the email files into the new OUTLOOK EXPRESS program installed by win 98se.

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How I do it is to create a backup folder in Outlook Express. File>New>Folder. Name it “Backup”. You can right click on any item and select move or copy to folder and send it to the backup folder. To back it up just copy the folder. I store all my important e-mails semi-permanently in the backup folder to keep my inbox clear.

There are several easy ways to find it so you can back it up. You can do a search for .dbx folders and just copy the backup folder from there.

You can go Tools>Options>Maintainance>Store folder. It will give you a path to the store folder. To restore a backup just paste your backup into that store folder. You have to create the backup folder in your new Outlook Express so you can overwrite it to restore. I change the location of the store folder to something I can find easily.

You could copy the entire store folder or just the inbox. It seems it would be easier to restore to a fresh Outlook Express by just pasting in the backup folder. All my important e-mails are there where I can easily access them and I don’t clutter up my new inbox.
[Edited by slipe on 05-28-2001 at 12:09 AM]

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Hello all..
I am in a serious problem.. u know one of my cleint pc(Infact its my principal's Pc) is got 3 calenders in it.. one in personnel folder (which she was using before we start using the exchange server) and 2 in exchange mail box one original and another copy as she wanted to give full access to the calender to her PA, now the problem is whenever she is updating calender the reminder is coming from 3 calenders which is obviously a brain crack for her... and she is behind of me... all iknow is that 3 calneders are there so we cant avoid that... but she want to get out of that, and she is infact updating only on her exchange mail box calender....
can anyone help me out??? i want the reminder to be popped up from only one calneder......

We have win xp installed and outllok is office 2007 with exchange server 2003

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suddenly, we can't E-mail from our pictures. Upon trying we get a box saying Microsoft Outlook Express Not Implemented. Can anyone tell me what to do? Did someone here delete something in error? Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

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I have Windows Vista and Microsoft Outlook Express for my e-mail. I can open my e-mail and read messages sent. However, when I hit "reply" or "compose", I get a blue screen in the body of the message with no text in it and I cannot type a message. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a Dell desktop with the VISTA operation system. When using outlook express I receive this message everytime I send e-mail to the person below.

"Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

'[email protected]' on 3/7/2007 2:42 PM
550 <[email protected]> No such user here"

The address is my secretaries and the domain is the same as mine. The e-mail is correct. I have no problem with other e-mail addresses, Just this one. She can e-mail me but I can't e-mail her. No one else has a problem mailing her just since the purchased VISTA.
I also installed Mozilla Thunderbird an e-mail server and the problem still shows-up

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Help!! I set up a small office with an internal network with a 10. scheme. loaded anologx free proxy server on to the NT 4.0 machine with service pack 6a. Their isp is a dhcp dsl line into a dsl modem then into a high card in the server. The workstations go into a hub then into a local card. They are all connecting to the server and getting the Internet through the proxy to the dsl high card. They all can ping anything on the local network but cant ping out the high card. My problem is I cant get the outlook express to get the mail from their pop3 server. I have followed the directions for the proxy server and for out look express but am at a loss. I don't understand why Internet gets through the proxy but Outlook cannot find the mail server. The proxy server program says pop3 and smtp is on and working correctly. Am i missing something in the network setup? Please anyone with NT experience please help me.


A:Microsoft Outlook Express

Moving to the Networking/NT forum where you are more likely to get help

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
(4/29 free $5 added - free computer headset extended to 5/31!):

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My sister haphazardly installed windows 7 over the top of vista before I had a chance to back everything up. Fortunately there is a folder called windows.old with all of our data. The only thing I can't find is all the emails from Outlook Express. I have searched the entire C drive for ".dbx" to no avail. The contacts were saved in the /username/ directory just fine but no emalis. This is bad!


A:Microsoft Outlook express, where are the emails gone?

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Hi ,
I would like to know if is there any way to protect or make possowrd to my microsoft outlokk express, I share my computer with my friends, and I wanna make my microsoft email personalize by creating password when logging in.


A:Password Microsoft Outlook Express

You can do it when you set up a new identity but its not considered really secure.
This from outlook express's help files:
Identity passwords

You can configure your identity to prompt you for a password when you log on or switch from another identity. This prevents users who do not know your password from logging on as you. The password is also required to delete the identity, or change the identity settings.
Adding a password to your identity makes it more difficult for other users to access your files; however, the level of security the password provides is minimal. Even with a password, it is possible for other users to access your files.

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Hello All,

I was backing up all my e-mails and mistakenly changed all the files (DBX) to open with a XML Editor. How do I restore them all to the original file, the file that you can not open.

Second, after I reformat my drive (XP-Home), How do I "import" them back to my Microsoft Outlook Express ?


A:Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 PROBLEMS

Not sure I can help with the DBX to XML - BUT to backup OE to a new PC -

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just wondering how we can send a large number of emails to different email addresses without pressing ok to send it individually
i have so many to send of it takes to long to wait to send each one off
any ideas?

A:microsoft outlook express (windows xp)

Is this the same message to a number of addressees?

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Situation: Outlook Express - Using Comcast email address.
Never had problems till a few months ago.
Problem is.... when I open my email, it tells me I got new mail (anywhere from 1-3 at a time), yet they are not showing up. Sometimes they do but usually they do not. Seems to be getting worse with time. Rare for anything to actually show up anymore. I do not seem to have a problem getting tons of junk mail but nothing much else.
I have even send myself emails for tests and some times they show up & other times they do not, even though it says new email messages.
Anyone got a clue as to where my emails are going and what I can do to correct this problem?
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions.

A:Microsoft Outlook Express problem

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I'm not sure if this is where to post this but I have Microsoft Outlook Express 5 for e-mail on my Windows XP system. The problem I can't figure out how to correct is that on several e-mails when I attempt to open from the inbox or sent items, I get an error box "Outlook Express has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I've tried deleting messages to free up space and using the system restore - no success.

I would greatly appreciate any ideas for solving this problem.

Thanks so much for any help in advance!

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Alright, I really want to start using Microsoft Outlook to check my e-mail and all that stuff, but I don't really know exactly how to set it up. I currently have a e-mail account with Yahoo and MSN (both free). Can someone please give me detailed instructions on how to set them up to work? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook Express

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I am posting this for my 80 year old father. I visit him about once a week, so any responses to this request will probably not be seen by me for a week. (This may take a while to resolve).

Dad first started having problems with his Outlook Express being VERY slow about a month ago. He doesn't know what he may have done to cause this.

I am not a "techie" by any stretch of the imagination, but I searched around on some different forums and found what I believed to POSSIBLY be the answer. The instructions had something to do with MSN messenger, which may have inadvertently been installed when Dad upgraded to IE 7. The instructions said to do the following:


Re:Outlook Express SLOW at loading

Hi People...Name is Phil and i am noob (5 minutes) to the forum.

Not sure if this problem ever got solved BUT in case it did not
and also for future reference here is a fix.

Here is the reason and the fix.........

Sometimes removing or disabling Windows (or MSN) Messenger causes OE to open slowly. This will be shown by an entry in the system error log:

The server {FB7199AB-79BF-11D2-8D94-0000F875C541} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

To fix this, open Regedit and navigate to this key:


In the right-hand pane, double-click on the (Default) value and delete whatever is entered there, leaving it blank. Click OK. Now perform exactly the same ... Read more

A:Microsoft Outlook Express 6 VERY slow

Hi NokomisEast

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

First, move messages, your Dad wants to keep, to a new folder of his own creation in Outlook Express.
When Outlook Express starts, it will load faster if the Inbox is empty. If the Inbox.dbx file becomes corrupted he could lose all his messages, as Outlook Express will create a new Inbox.dbx file if it cannot use the original one.

After emptying the Inbox folder, compact the Message Store:
Close all windows.
Open Outlook Express
File > Work Offline
Click on the Local Folders folder
File > Folder > Compact All Folders
Walk away from the computer until the process is complete.
Avoid starting this process if the possibility of a power outage is imminent such as a thunderstorm in progress.

Should the compaction process ever be interrupted, restart it before accessing any folders and allow it to finish.
After the compaction process is finished, close Outlook Express, restart the computer and start Outlook Express to see if it loads faster.

Let us know what happens.

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hi guys,

the issue on microsoft outlook express and windows mail that the box for username and pw keep coming on again and again either you tick the box for remember password. also tried removing the acc and re-creating it. it was working all fine before.

come on guys with the solution, i'll appreciate all your help.


A:Solved: need help with microsoft outlook express

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The version of OUTLOOK EXPRESS 5 on my Toshiba Satellite 2805-S301 laptop has become corrupted and I need to reinstall it.

Unfortunately, the recovery disk that came with my laptop does not include this software.

I've gotten super frustrated trying to find it on the Microsoft site. I get all sorts of updates and patches but the only OUTLOOK EXPRESS 5 that comes up when I search their free downloads is a MAC version.

Does anyone have an idea where I can get a copy of this software online?

Many thanks

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I don't use microsoft's outlook because I don't care for it.... but in haste while right clicking to save a image, I have on occasion, clicked send to by accident. This starts a whirlwind of chaos for my computer and often will lock everything up. I know that esc should stop a macro, but in this case it does not. The macro tries to run and I am stuck waiting for windows to attempt to open my email program by opening 20 - 30 new windows! How do I over ride the window's attempt to use outlook and have it instead use my yahoo or aol email program? Or is there a way to disable send to all together?
Thank you for your help in this matter.

A:Microsoft Outlook Express problems

Have you tried Internet Properties > Programs tab > E-mail?


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I am an old guy. I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I finally got it customized in terms of text size and layout the way I like. I am used to it. But, it seems to have some kind of fatal flaw - that every year or so MS OUtlook Express's InBox gets corrupted and makes either or both sending or receiving email no longer possible. It is as if after working properly for a year or two the InBox file gets to a certain size and goes haywire. Is there any remedy for this? Is there a more stable version of Outlook Express or another mail program that is very similar but more stable than OE that I can import my settings into?

A:Alternative to Outlook Express?I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I fina

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