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Outlook Express as Default Mail Program

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by toujours, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. toujours

    toujours Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I'm having trouble with designating Outlook Express as my default email program. When I go to Tools>Internet Options>Programs Tab, under Email, I am only given the option of choosing Microsoft Outlook, nothing else. I use Outlook Express as my main mail program, I never use Outlook. I have also attempted to make Outlook Express my default email program by clicking Tools>Options>General Tab and then clicking "Make Default" while in Outlook Express, but it doesn't stick. Even when I click "apply," or "ok," it doesn't carry through.

    Also, when connecting to one's ISP for the purpose of accessing one's email, does one check "use my phone line" or "use internet explorer or third party dialer?" I use a modem 56K from home, by the way. One thing that seems to happen is that I get connected using a "local host" (I'm assuming this is a LAN), even when I have NOT checked this option. I've gone back to change this several times, typing my pop3 incoming mail server, but something changes it to "local host."

    Please help, I'm at my wits' end!

    Thank you.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Here's a simple way too 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

    Of course change the path if you installed OE elsewhere.
    Works every time!

    Good luck,
     
  3. toujours

    toujours Thread Starter

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    Thanks yet again, Tony, your advice worked right away and now Outlook Express is the default mail program. :D
     
  4. sabledog

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    open ie.. go to internet options... go to programs..... and choose outlook express for your email...

    sd
     
  5. SavvyLady

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  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    But the problem has already been solved !

    :D

    Grtz.
     
  7. sabledog

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    other people read these to find solutions as well... that i why i still post...

    have a great christmas..
    sd
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    And to you and yours as well!
     
  9. toujours

    toujours Thread Starter

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    Hi Sabledog: I had already tried the IE>Internet Options>Programs Tab to designate OE as the default mail program, but it didn't work. It wasn't until I typed what Tony said that the problem was corrected. I don't know enough about pc's to know what was causing the problem. This is what's frustrating about pc's in my opinion, that even when you follow logical instructions as outlined by a book or Help in the Menu Section, things don't work out as they should. Unless you have a technical background in computer science, you have no way of knowing how to fix things. But I do appreciate your input, believe me.

    Hi SavvyLady: thanks for the links.

    Toujours
     
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