MS Office Outlook keeps replacing OE

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Mutti

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I don't know what keeps causing this; is there a way to make OE my permanent email client? If it matters, I'm using XP.
 

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Let me guess. You applied Windows Updates recently. This is a bug with Office that when it's updated, it reverts to the default e-mail client. I've tries several "fixes" I've found on the web, and nothing's worked. I have to manually change it back to Outlook Express after applying updates.
 

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I don't know about Windows Updates, but I can tell you *when* it happens: when the other people who use this computer switch desktops -- this despite the fact that they don't use any email program. Is there any way to uninstall Outlook?
 

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Yes. Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it. However, this will affect everyone who uses the computer, and if you share the system with others, you might want to discuss it with them first.
 

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Hmm, Outlook doesn't show up under Add/Remove Programs, neither does OE for that matter. Nor under Add/Remove Windows Components. Something under Administrative Tools maybe?
 

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Outlook is probably installed as part of the Microsoft Office suite. You'd have to select the option to modify installed Office components in Add/Remove Programs.

Outlook Express is part of Windows, and I don't believe it can be removed.

Again, use caution in messing with an application on a shared computer. Does this system belong to you? Or is it a company computer? Do you have the Office install disks to reinstall if something goes wrong?

Having multiple user accounts with different e-mail settings should not cause the problem you're experiencing. There's probably something else going on with the system.
 
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