Windows Live Mail and Outlook Express link?

  enonod 17:47 24 Jan 2009

I did not use Outlook Express. From a new XP Pro sp2 install I then added Live Mail.
Every time I start Live Mail it suggests that OE is not my default, do I wish to make it so.
On replying No I then receive a window Internet Connection Wizard that is trying to set up an email account presumably in OE because I have my accounts in Live mail.
On cancelling that window I get 'do you want to exit the wizard?'
On replying Yes, Live Mail starts and all is OK.
If I remove the tick to check every time, the first part does not happen but the latter does.
This happens every time and is irritating to say the least.
I removed the tick for check every time and I simply get the wizard each time.

I haven't much hair left to pull out, please save what is left.

  lotvic 19:03 24 Jan 2009

This tutorial shows you how to make Windows Live Mail the default email program click here (from

  enonod 19:28 24 Jan 2009

Thank you lotvic, but it is already set as default, by using the Live Mail Options.

  enonod 19:31 24 Jan 2009

lotvic, you have in fact solved it indirectly and thank you.
The mail was indeed set to Live Mail but newsgroups were set to OE.
Thanks again lotvic!!!

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