Hotmail on Outlook express

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jarlin

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I am working in a school environment and Hotmail has been blocked to the students for productivity reasons. Some of the students have been accessing hotmail through outlook express. Is there a way to block this from happening?
 

jarlin

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Which issue and what is the name of the article!! We are running windows 2000
 
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just a thought... what if you add hotmail to the hosts file, would it deny OE access as well?
 

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How to Remove Outlook Express

We've had a few readers ask whether it's possible to uninstall Outlook Express (OE), after having problems trying to do so with the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. You can manually remove OE 5.x or 6.x, but it's an involved process and you need to first back up any data (address book entries, mail) that you want to save and configure Windows Explorer to show hidden and system files. After you've done that, log on with an administrative account and do the following:

Right click Start and select Explore.
Navigate to the following folders and rename each of them (by right clicking and selecting Rename), adding "old_" to the beginning of each folder name:
C:\ Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Identities
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
Thus, the folders should be renamed to old_Stationery, old_Identities and old_Address Book.
Click Start | Run, type regedit, and delete the following registry keys by right clicking each key and selecting Delete:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WAB
HKEY CURRENT USER\Identities
HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express
HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{7790769C-0471-11D2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}

Use the Explorer search component to search for and rename each of the following files in the same manner you renamed the folders (by adding "old_" to the beginning of the file name): Inetcomm.d l l, Msoeacct.d l l, Msoert2.d l l, Msoe.d l l, Msoeres.d l l, Msimn.e x e, Oeimport.d l l, Oemiglib.d l l, Oemig50.e x e, Setup50.e x e, Wab.e x e, Wabfind.d l l, Wabimp.d l l, Wabmig.e x e, Csapi3t1.d l l, Directdb.d l l, Wab32.d l l, Wab32res.d l l
Whew! After reading all this, you might just decide it's easier to keep OE around after all.
 
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