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When on a job search website,I'm trying to click a link to e-mail my resume and it's pulling up my windows messaging.I don't use that and don't know how to.It used to go straight to my outlook, something happened and I don't how to fix it.Please could some one give me some advice?
 

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First thing to try if you're using Internet Explorer is in Internet Explorer, go to Tools>Internet Options>Programs tab and make sure your email program is showing in the "Email" field. If it's not, use the drop-down list to select the correct program. Click OK.
 
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Well, not sure exactly how that happend, but I can tell you that older versions of Outlook 95/97 REQUIRE Windows Messaging in order for Outlook to run. I was forced to uninstall my Windows Messaging because it was interfering with OE 6. (I could send messages but could not receive them.) I had never used Outlook 97, but realized that I could not open Outlook 97 once Windows Messaging (a.k.a Microsoft Exchange was uninstalled.) My OE 6 problem appears to be solved howvever with the removal of Windows Messaging.

Please note also that Windows Messaging, which was primarily used as a FAX utlity was discontinued by Microsoft following the release of Windows 98. In fact, a query that I performed about the software says that no updates were done to it since the early days of Windows 95! What Microsoft doesn't tell you, is that Older versions of Outlook 95/97 require Windows Messaging to run!

If you need Windows Messaging back again, would this be found on the Office 97 CD ROM or on the Windows 98 CDROM? I asked this, because when I reinstalled Office 97 last year, the Office CD asked if I wanted to keep or dump Windows Messaging during the installation. I would assume that if you use a more current version of Outlook (2000 or higher) you don't need Windows Messaging for Outlook. (is this true guys?) Since Windows Messaging is not a part of WIndows 98, 2000, ME, or XP, I would only keep it if you use an older version of Outlook or like the FAX utility on it. However, I am sure that there are better more reilable FAX programs for download than what they give you for Microsoft Exchange.

What version of Office do you have? Do you guys think that uninstalling Windows Messaging will screw up this users Outlook? If not, I would uninstall Windows Messaging. (Especially since you said you don't use it.)

Jack
 
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