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#1 Klink

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:35 PM

Cannot set Outlook Express as default e-mail. I go to Tools, Options, General tab and tick Make Default box. I log out of Outlook Express and then log back in, it has reset to "This application is Not the default mail handler. If I go to My Computer, Change a setting, Internet Options, Programs, under e-mail, there is no Outlook Express option (used to be along with other installed e-mail programs).

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:45 PM

Try Start>Control Panel> Add\Remove Programs>Set Program Access and Defaults.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:20 PM

Thanks acklan-
No go. Outlook Express seems to have disappeared as a default setting. I installed Thunderbird and it sets as default OK.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:23 PM

Though it is very unlikely:

If you have re-installed outlook express from a backup CD made by copying only the program files, it is possible that Windows simply doesn't see any registry entries indicating that Outlook is even installed.


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:46 PM

This all happened after I had installed Outlook 97 and was playing with it, then deleted it. Apparently part of Outlook Express went with it. I think I'll try a system restore.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:51 PM

That sounds like a good idea. It is quite likely that some shared registry entries and/or dll file's were deleted upon the uninstalation of Outlook 97.

You might also consider re-instaling Outlook Express if a restore is not what you have in mind.

Good luck,
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Edited by WlkingMan, 27 February 2006 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:29 PM

Problem solved. Well, not solved but fixed. System restore set all straight again.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:32 PM

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:49 AM

You're welcome. Im glad that your problem has been fixed.

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