Default Outlook Express

  Kernow999 10:20 07 Jul 2005

I have just had a new pc installed, upgrading from 98 to XP.
My old hard drive is running along-side the new one, to keep old info.
I reinstalled Mailwasher, but it said that I do not have a default mail client.
I use Outlook Express, which is receiving and sending fine.
I go to Control Panel and Internet Options, Programs, and OE is not against the e-mail box and there is no option for it.
I have gone to OE 'Tools', 'Options' and 'Make Default' but that does not work.
Could the other users set up options affect things.
I am lost again!

  bretsky 14:20 07 Jul 2005

Got this from click here

Why can't I set OE as the default email client? Why can't I Reply to Author in newsgroups? Why do I see a Choose Profile window when I Reply to Author in newsgroups?

All of these problems indicate that OE is not properly configured as the default email client on your computer. To be sure OE is the default 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.

Now click Start| Settings| Control Panel, double-click Internet Options, then click on the Programs tab, and verify that OE is now the default email client. (You can also get there from the IE Tools| Internet Options menu). Then open OE and click Tools| Options, and at the bottom of the General tab, verify that OE is set as the default. If it is, the "Make Default" button will be greyed out. If not, click the button.


bretsky ;0)

  Kernow999 00:28 08 Jul 2005

Wow, it worked. Excellent. Many, many thanks.

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