To start with your question, kb931768 is for IE7 not Office. 890830 is malicious software thing, and 930916 is general windows patch. None of the patches you mentioned are Office. The patches that got pushed my way were:
Windows: KB 931261, 930178, 931784, 932168, 930916
Junk mail: 934708, malicious removal 890830
Office general and product specific: 934180, 933666, 934181, 933669.
I use Office2003 Pro. So it's Outlook 2003, not express.
Ok, I've been doing it slowly and not completely following Oldf@rt's instructions. So I'll end up being sorry
1. I uninstalled Office
patch 934180, the general M$ Office fixes. Not sufficient.
2. Then I uninstalled 934181, a Word patch (Word is default editor in Outlook) - that fixed being able to reply to all mails with the exception of those which arrived under this new patch regime
. Actually, that's not completely tru - there are few older emails to which replying is painful. May be related to Windows patches, I don't yet know (see pt.5)
3. I uninstalled 934708, the junk mail patch, just for the heck of it. No change.
4. I did not uninstall 933666 (Excel) and 9333669 (PowerPoint), I see no point doing so. I'm not sure why Word patch had an effect, since I use plain text messages.
5. I did not uninstall Windows
Please remember that some of these aren't even May patches (which I installed without wanting to) but April ones.
So with most Office patches gone, I need to watch it a bit more. If trouble continues, I will uninstall the Windows patches as well. But I don't think it will be necessary. I'll be back.Review
of patches before installing has always been my method, but as I said in the first post, this was a mistake. But when you think about it, M$ gives very cryptic advice. They certainly do not say "it'll break your ability to type more than 1 character every 2 seconds"
Edited by tos226, 13 May 2007 - 10:12 PM.