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Can I go back to Outlook Express (from Outlook)?

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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:04:49 PM

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We installed Office XP last week, and as a result we now have Outlook
as our email client.

I hate it...all I need for email is the simplicity of Outlook Express.

How do I go back to it, and make it my default email program?
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:04:50 PM

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From Internet Explorer --

Tools | Internet Options...
Click the "Programs" tab
Change "E-Mail: " from Outlook to Outlook Express

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<Mitch@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:g174q09vvli53hfnq0fuieqa2vgl67f8a2@4ax.com...
> We installed Office XP last week, and as a result we now have Outlook
> as our email client.
>
> I hate it...all I need for email is the simplicity of Outlook Express.
>
> How do I go back to it, and make it my default email program?
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:04:50 PM

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<Mitch@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:g174q09vvli53hfnq0fuieqa2vgl67f8a2@4ax.com...
> We installed Office XP last week, and as a result we now have Outlook
> as our email client.
>
> I hate it...all I need for email is the simplicity of Outlook Express.
>
> How do I go back to it, and make it my default email program?

Outlook basically hijacked my OE as the default mail reader also. So I did
the following to get my OE back...

In case other suggestion fails (I can't change it here.), just create
shortcuts to msinn.exe (the mail program) found in the Outlook Express
folder (C:/Program Files/Outlook Express), cut the shortcuts and
strategically place and rename, say, on Desktop, on Start menu, other often
used folders where needed.

This works fine for me and my situation; hope same applies to yours.

Malv
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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:04:51 PM

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Lol...Outlook doesn't "hijack" Outlook Express. That's a strange way of
saying that you don't know how to make OE the default. Especially when
instructions are in both programs' Help files.
--
Ted Zieglar


"Malvern" <thisis@fak> wrote in message
news:41a248b3$0$27771$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
>
> <Mitch@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:g174q09vvli53hfnq0fuieqa2vgl67f8a2@4ax.com...
> > We installed Office XP last week, and as a result we now have Outlook
> > as our email client.
> >
> > I hate it...all I need for email is the simplicity of Outlook Express.
> >
> > How do I go back to it, and make it my default email program?
>
> Outlook basically hijacked my OE as the default mail reader also. So I
did
> the following to get my OE back...
>
> In case other suggestion fails (I can't change it here.), just create
> shortcuts to msinn.exe (the mail program) found in the Outlook Express
> folder (C:/Program Files/Outlook Express), cut the shortcuts and
> strategically place and rename, say, on Desktop, on Start menu, other
often
> used folders where needed.
>
> This works fine for me and my situation; hope same applies to yours.
>
> Malv
>
>
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 10:55:56 PM

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>From Internet Explorer --
>
>Tools | Internet Options...
>Click the "Programs" tab



Thanks!
Anonymous
November 23, 2004 4:20:03 PM

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I followed the so-called "instructions" to the letter. Next boot-up it's
right back to Outlook when I check Options. At least here, OE has been
hijacked as the default. What I suggested is what I did and all works fine
(:

There was a post in another NG that the user is having messages in OE
opening in Outlook . My problem looks tame by comparison.

Malv

"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:#S844IN0EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Lol...Outlook doesn't "hijack" Outlook Express. That's a strange way of
> saying that you don't know how to make OE the default. Especially when
> instructions are in both programs' Help files.
> --
> Ted Zieglar
>
>
> "Malvern" <thisis@fak> wrote in message
> news:41a248b3$0$27771$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> >
> > <Mitch@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:g174q09vvli53hfnq0fuieqa2vgl67f8a2@4ax.com...
> > > We installed Office XP last week, and as a result we now have Outlook
> > > as our email client.
> > >
> > > I hate it...all I need for email is the simplicity of Outlook Express.
> > >
> > > How do I go back to it, and make it my default email program?
> >
> > Outlook basically hijacked my OE as the default mail reader also. So I
> did
> > the following to get my OE back...
> >
> > In case other suggestion fails (I can't change it here.), just create
> > shortcuts to msinn.exe (the mail program) found in the Outlook Express
> > folder (C:/Program Files/Outlook Express), cut the shortcuts and
> > strategically place and rename, say, on Desktop, on Start menu, other
> often
> > used folders where needed.
> >
> > This works fine for me and my situation; hope same applies to yours.
> >
> > Malv
> >
> >
>
>
!