Even though you don't use OE, you might try a couple of things to sort of turn it off. Did you ever use it? If you did, open OE and see if you have any old Identities there. You can delete them. Or...go in the OE options and make sure you've un-ticked check for messages automatically. Check IE's properties, Programs Tab. See if OE is there as your default email program. In the drop down, your preferred email program might be there. Change it.
I haven't been into components in a long time (in Add-Remove). But there might be a place to "uninstall" OE. It doesn't actually remove it, but it might turn off any triggers for it.
Also, in Add-Remove, you can use the Set Programs and Default to change things there.
Edited by mommabear, 13 November 2008 - 06:30 AM.