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Q: Outlook Express loading prob

I recently started using outlook express to check my hotmail account along with my student email account. It ran just fine for the first few days. Then I removed MSN messenger from my computer and since then the prog has been acting a little silly. It takes a long time to load up in comparison to the rest of my software. Also, from what I can tell, whenever I receive and email I always get two copies of it. Any advice?

I'm running XP Pro and from what I understand the full blown version of Outlook is on the Office XP Pro discs and I have all of those.

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A: Outlook Express loading prob

You may have deleted a file that was being shared by both. Try reinstalling msn messenger and then uninstalling it again. When it prompts you that there is a file that may be in use by another program do you still want to delete it select no. This is probably the simplest solution to test though I can not guarantee it will work but you've got nothing to lose in trying it.

You can download msn messenger at this link:


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Sometimes when I click on a folder to read the mail that has gone in there it closes OE instead. It's only a minor irritation but I was wondering if there's an easy fix?

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Is the folder that you're clicking your Inbox or another folder? Also, which version of Windows and Outlook Express are you using?

It sounds like it may be a corrupt folder, so we'll also look at your Hijack Log, just in case:

go to http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.


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Outlook Express 6. Can't get on my server. Prompts me to enter logon and password, and loops me through this. Never problem before. Get error password was rejected. Ideas? I am online as IE works fine. Thanks.

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Assuming it's not something obvious like a mistyped password, a uppercase/lowercase problem, etc....

Sometimes this can be a sign of your ISP mail server being down for maintenance or misconfigured. Has the problem been going on for very long, and is there a way you can check on the status of your ISP's mail server?

I've noticed my OE 5.5 does this sometimes, too, and a few times it's actually been that the stored password became corrupted. Try retyping it if you haven't already.

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I sent an e-mail and accidentally put in the wrong e-mail address. Everytime I open Outlook Express I get a "Mail Undeliverable" error because of it. This keeps happening. Is there any way to stop getting this error? Will it just time out eventually?


A:Outlook Express prob

Go into your outbox and delete the e-mail from there.

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I have been using outlook express 5.0 since it came out for my e-mail with no previous problem. For some reason it will no longer load, the busy icon works for a few seconds then shuts down with no error message. I tried reinstalling the program with no effect. I am running win 98 with 128 megs of RAM.


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Running XP sp2 and OE is running very very slow when I want to access my messages ,also when I want to write a message. Found the fix in this forum but DO NOT have the following keys in my registry to modify.


Uninstalled and reinstalled IE 7 and still have this problem.Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

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How can I add these keys to the registry and would that work?

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I use Outlook Express..It has been happening since morning that after I click on send/Receive, all mails - the new ones and the ones which I had recieved & already read before - all are being saved.. Like generally I recieve 10-15 mails daily.. Now it's receiving around 5000 mails..What should I do?

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It takes forever for OE to load. Its OE 5 and I'm using WinME if that helps. Any ideas?

A:Outlook Express: Loading Slow

How many emails are stored in OE? The more emails stored, the slower OE is to open.

Use DBXtract to save emails OUTSIDE of OE as eml files. Say you've got a folder in OE named Business. The actual location of this "folder" is in the C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{bunch of alphanumerics}\Microsoft\Outlook Express folder, as the FILE named Business.dbx.

The single FILE actually contains all the emails you've saved in the FOLDER within OE. Extracting the emails so that each one is a separate eml file will allow you to store them "off-site", so to speak and speed up OE opening. In addition, if your OE is set up correctly, then double-clicking on an eml file will cause OE to open the file and display the email message.

Obtain DBXtract here:


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OE is being a pain, yet again. When I open the program, it loads fine, however the emails do not. Nothing shows up in the body of the email (but the mouse pointer has the hourglass, as if it is loading when I place the cursor over it) yet nothing ever happens. Thoughts or suggestions?

A:Outlook Express not loading emails

I am having this same problem... I just came on here to look for a solution and saw this so I just said it in here.

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For some reason, OE is not opening up on boot. It is still in my startup folder, and the OE logo will appear on boot briefly, but will not open up. Thanks papat

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Opened Oulook Express with a few other app's
Outlook frozed, so I ended task by: alt ctl del to end Outlook, then my system crashed.

Re-started and scanned disk, now my Outlook Express won't open..??

I've shut down completely..still the same..

A:OUtlook Express (not loading/opening)

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Hi everyone,

Outlook Express V.6 SP1 keeps on crashing all the time while loading with the following message:

Unhandled exception in msimn.exe (directdb.dll)

I reinstalled Internet Explorer to no avail.

I reinstalled Outlook Express to no avail.

I reinstalled Windows XP to no avail.

I tried to rebuild the registry for Outlook Express to no avail
(i.e. "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg)

I tried Microsoft's file checker to no avail
(i.e. >sfc /scannow)

What do I do next? Buy a new PC perhaps?

I think the registry is corrupted but is there a way to bypass the registry checking?


A:Outlook Express crashes while loading

I've removed all the *.dbx files from the Outlook Express folder and Oultlook Express is now working OK. It appears the *.dbx files became corrupted.


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I have OE 6, and recently it has been loading emails really slow, I have a spamfighter but I seem to get about 300 junk emails a day and they first load to my inbox and then after about 5 seconds they automatically go to the spam folder but it takes about 20 mins to load emails everytime I open outlook to check mail.

H E L P please

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i am running xp home, and my outlook express will not receive new emails. the error message says the following:

your pop3 servier has not responded in 300 seconds. would you like to wait another 300 seconds to see if it responds?

i will attempt this for 3-4 times, but the same thing happens. i then get a new error stating:

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: '******', Server: '****, Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '+OK', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10053, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

any ideas?

A:outlook express not loading new email messages

THis is straight from the horse's mouth.


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I recently ran Norton Systemworks One Button Checkup and after that Outlook Express is taking about 45 seconds to load. I have had no problems that are like this in the recent past. The problems that were found with the check up were......

Program Integrity....Missing Files...DotNetInstaller.exe cannot access a necessary file....mscoree.dll. Twice.

Virus Definitions....I ran the fix and it started fixing and then stopped like 5 times and told me to run it again. It never completed and I figured that it was because I have and outdated Norton program and didnt buy the new one.

Any help is appreciated.

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I am an old guy. I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I finally got it customized in terms of text size and layout the way I like. I am used to it. But, it seems to have some kind of fatal flaw - that every year or so MS OUtlook Express's InBox gets corrupted and makes either or both sending or receiving email no longer possible. It is as if after working properly for a year or two the InBox file gets to a certain size and goes haywire. Is there any remedy for this? Is there a more stable version of Outlook Express or another mail program that is very similar but more stable than OE that I can import my settings into?

A:Alternative to Outlook Express?I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I fina

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can anyone give me a step by step description, how i can export my Emails and the Address book from Outlook Express 6 to another Computer which runs also Outlook Express 6?
I tried already to export the Address book but it only allows me to export it as a *.csv-File and after i put the data on my usb stick and try to import it on my new computer by File - Import - Addressbook, the program keeps asking me for a *.wab-File? (btw: i can only use the: "Text File (Comma Separated Values))" Option, when exporting the address book.

Export and Import from email messages doesn't work either.

Has anyone a really step-by-step description how to do this??

Thank you very much in advance for your help


A:Solved: Import & Export from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook Express 6

Hi wizzle2003

When you are ready to Import the .csv file on the destination computer,
In Outlook Express,
File > Import > Other Address Book
You should then be given the option to choose a Text File (Comma Separated Values)
Then Browse to the .csv file to complete the Import.
Enable Show Hidden Files and folders:

Open My Computer,
Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
To locate the directory where Outlook Express keeps it's message store:
Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder
Note the location, then Cancel out of the window.

Navigate to that directory, copy all the .dbx files to a folder on the Desktop.
Copy those files to a folder on the Desktop of the destination computer.
If you are using a Flash drive to transfer the files, it may take a couple of transfers to complete.

Once all the .dbx files are on the Destination computer,
Open Outlook Express,
Tools > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next
Select: Import mail from an OE 6 store directory
Click: OK
Browse to the folder containing the .dbx files on the Desktop.
When you reach the Finish button,
You should see a "Congratulations Your data was successfully imported"

If there is more than one Identity in Outlook Express, switch to the other Identities in Outlook Express and repeat the steps above.

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Hi guys
Last night i have turn off my desktop computer and 2day i wanna use it but i face to this prob need Help,
windows not loding when i start the computer its asking me 2 pree shift+F10 to configure and also i try to use the safe mode option also not working i mean when i pree safe mode its start but not loading its asking me to pree Esc if i do so windows restart agine and agine same thing if not the page stop on the press Esc .so what i wanna do its just to backup my important stuff from there then i can install fresh window ,
the point is how to back up??????????????/ please guys help me

A:Windows loading prob

Ok, first try go into your cmos settings (by pressing del or maybe f2 on startup) find an option to 'reset your settings to default'. if that doesn't work, hit F8 to show you start up options, click on 'Last Known good Configuration' and start up windows. if it still doesnt work, then your system files (possibly *.ini of *.exe) are corrupted. only other thing i can think of is a repair installation (find a xp installation disc that is bootable)

Good luck!

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I am a student trying to install Visual Basic Express and it won't install because it says I need Service Pack 2 which I can't get cause Microsoft says I my XP isn't authentic (I bought this computer from a company that was upgrading their systems). I believe this is authentic.

Then I found that I didn't have SP1 in order to do SP2. So, I finally I tried to dl SP1 and was told I didn't have PROPLUS.msi. Then I dl'd that from Billynda (Thank you).

Then that says I need OFFICE1.cab. I downloaded that from Billynda but OFFICE1.cab went to a screwy temp file that I cannot seem to point to and now I can't get rid of it to try to put it somewhere manageable... I'm very confused.

My OS is XP and I need a lobotomy at this point... Please is there anything I can do?



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okey...heres whats happening....every time i open my pc...i keep on restarting a few times just so i could use my pc..cuz it somewhat freezes at startup...well not really freez...but doesnt stop loading...i can move my mouse though....

any ideas why??

A:new prob!...Startup doest stop loading...

A little info on the machine would help.
Make and model?
amount of RAM?
Low RAM could cause slowness because of programs grabbing the memory while loading and forcing other programs to wait until some memory is released.
What all is on your Startup list?

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We want to import our emails and folders from our old computer which uses Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6 (our new computer that uses Windows XP). The problem is when I click on import, I get the wizard which prompts me to click on the 'old email program'. There is Outlook Express 4 and Outlook Express 6...no 5 to choose!!!! So how do I import these files!!

Please help!



A:How to import files from Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6?

Hi Melissa, Welcome to TSG! First, make sure you can view hidden files and folders and do a search for your OE5 .dbx files. Find > *.dbx
Remember the location!

Then to import from OE5 into OE6, click
File > Import > Messages > OE6, then select "Import from an OE6 store directory" and Browse to the folder containing the OE5 *.dbx files. Make sure they are not set to 'read only'.

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Dear Forum ;-)

One of our artists is going to be moving from a Mac to a PC (Windows XP), and we need to be able to move his existing Outlook Express messages from the Mac to the PC version of Outlook Express. I did catch this thread:


but the link to the "OE Exporter" is broken. It looks like it worked, too. Does anyone have any suggestions, or a new link to OE Exporter?

Thanks in advance.

Marc Hoffman

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Hey Folks

I am trying to import OE5 .dbx files from a Win2k machine to a completely different machine (Win2003) with OE6. Everytime I try to import the DBX files I get an error message stating:

"No messges can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open..."

The thing is I have even tried copying the DBX files from the old machine to the new machine and importing them from a directory on the new machine. I stil get the same message!

Another strange thing is the impor facility on OE6 does not provic an option import OE5 files, only OE4 & OE6.

I've already imported my mail accounts and address book, just not my messages.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thx in advance.

A:(Solved) Outlook Express 5 import to Outlook Express 6

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anyone know why when i hit the spell check button in outlook express using xp a box comes up saying configuring microsoft picture it publishing 2001. i hit cancel button and try to stop then it trys the same thing again. then after hitting the cancel button the third time it stops and say error cant complete spell check? any ideas? I'm lost!

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I have a dell running vista,when I open outlook emails and folders show but when i click on any of them they highlight but do not open at all. I looked for hrs and still can not come up with answer. thanks for any thoughts towjon

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I have a dell running vista,when I open outlook emails and folders show but when i click on any of them they highlight but do not open at all. I looked for hrs and still can not come up with answer. thanks for any thoughts towjon

Try re-installing the program.
Do you receive any error message when you try to open the emails and other item?

Lemme know about it ..

Thanks and Regards

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Does anyone know my XP outlook will not let me click through on a link? I have to copy,paste in the browser than it takes me to the page. Thanks, Majik

A:Outlook link prob.

See if this helps.
Right click IE on the desktop and select Properties
On the Programs tab, ensure that Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser is enabled. Make sure that Microsoft Outlook is the email program
Click Apply and OK.

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Hello -

Having a strange problem with Outlook. (Outlook 2003 running with Windows XP).

For the last week, occassionally when I go to open Outlook, instead of opening with my personal folders, email, etc. I get a message that says Outlook is not configured on my computer and the set-up/configuration Wizard.

The first time it happened I cancelled, retried a couple of times, (not reconfiguring since I'm guessing this could erase existing data) then shut down my computer and took it to a local service guy to take a look. He got it back running (not sure how) and re-imported all my Outlook data.

I had been very bad about archiving, so had an enormous amount of stuff in inbox/sent folder/etc. On the local techs recommendation, I deleted almost everything, archived some things, and then compacted the files using the data management options in the Outlook menu.

everything was fine, until a few days later when the same problem happened again. I took it back to the tech and he could not recreate the problem -- Outlook opened fine.

now what seems to be happening is that when I open Outlook fresh from booting up my computer, it works. When I've had it closed, but my computer has been running, logged in, and then try re-opening it, i get the configuration wizard.

any thoughts?

thank you.

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I want to export messages from Outlook Express on my old machine to Outlook Express on my new machine. How do I do it if I don't have Microsoft Exchange server or don't want to export them to Outlook. I'm using Micosoft Office Pro 2003. Thank you in advance.

A:exporting Outlook Express to Outlook Express

The files you are looking for are in a folder called Outlook Express and will have the extensions .dbx

They will be in a directory path similar to the one I've include below except for the number enclosed in braces. If you don't find a path similar then just do a search for the directory Outlook Express.

C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{F71B2263-58F5-45EF-8A2D-B337C0C73961}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Just replace the .dbx files on the new machine with the .dbx files from the old machine.


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My OS crashed this morning (a corrupted NTOS exe file), and I couldn't boot, so I tried to boot from the installation CD and wound up installing W2K Pro again. In the process, all my mail messages were erased/displaced. I actually have a copy of the .dbx files in another folder.

I have imported OE mail messages (dbx files) before, several times before when I changed systems and HDs and have done so successfully. However, on this day, I cannot seem to 'get it right'. Here is what I did:

I copied the dbx message files to a folder on the C-drive (mail mesages 0523105). I then opened OE and under File, clicked on Import, then messages, them OE6, then OE6 store directory, then Next....The process imported only 12 of the 42 folders I had on the list, and no matter what I did, it only imported mail from those folders and none others.

Is there anything I am doing wrong, or should do in addition to what I have already done? Is there another method for importing OE6 mail messages to another OE6 application?



A:Importing Outlook Express into Outlook Express

I have done some experimenting since I posted the first message.

I created several .dbx files from the list of dbx folders I have for the messages. It doesn't seem to matter which folders I include in the dbx files, the same identical 12 folders show up as mail folders to be imported....even if they are not included on the list I created.

Apparently, there is a default list of folders that has not changed, or does not change when I select the mail folders to be imported. I guess I need to find out where these are and change them.



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i have installed microsoft office 2007 and whenever i restart my system the outlook 2007 setup comes up and i dont have any other choice to redo the settings for my email account and everytime it download the emails but next time i restart they are gone and it gives a pop up to redo the settings

A:microsoft outlook 2007 prob

Couple of possible fixes for you.

1) Under Control Panel/Mail/E-mail Accounts make sure that your email accounts are listed there and being saved to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsfot\Outlook\Outlook.pst
2) Repair Office with the install disk.
3) Reinstall Office.

Also if you have any sidebar gadgets related to Outlook you might want to remove them. See if any of those options work

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I seem to be having some Outlook 2000 calendar appointment problems. We run a microsoft business server, and I think that might be causing the problem, but i'm not sure. Here is what happens:
Whenever somebody posts and appointment on their personal calendar on outlook, the appointment stays there for only about 2 days before it dissapears. I thought it might be an archive problem, but I have deactivated the auto archive on all the computers in the office.

A:Outlook 2000 Appointments Prob

Ok. The only thing I could think of since I saw this post the first time....

are these people synching with handhelds or anything?

The behavior sounds whacky.

It's not really appropriate to "broadcast" your email address on the web. Ever hear of a "webcrawler"? That's what they do. Find strings like [email protected]...

Jest like yours.

And this board automatically emails you a notification when you get a response. As you will very shortly see after I hit Submit reply.

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I have noticed that over the past couple of days....anytime i try to get anti spam to either identify received email as either spam...or not spam....it ends up freezing. This happens in both Outlook and Outlook Express. This may have corresponded with my subscribtion renewal. Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12248 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.20), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907376 MB, Free - 1815405 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NW73C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Could someone please help me or direct me to a link, so that I may import my Outlook Express Contacts (XP) on one pc to Outlook (Windows 8) on a new pc? The other pc is a Dell Dimension 4700.

A:Importing/Exporting address book from Outlook Express (XP) to Outlook (Windows 8)

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In Win7x64, Google email in the form of HTML source becomes mangled in Office Outlook (which I've substituted for incompatible Outlook Express).

To replace Outlook Express, I first tried Thunderbird, and then Eudora. Only Office Outlook, which is part of MS Office, had all the functions and options of Outlook Express that I like, plus formatting and organization features.

I could use Web Mail with Gmail or ATT-Yahoo, to which I have access, but I prefer getting my mail to my PC and keeping it there.

Austin D

A:Win7x64 HTML Problem w Office Outlook substitute for Outlook Express

You failed to mention Windows Live Mail which is Microsoft's free replacement for Outlook Express for Windows 7: Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Download free Microsoft programs The web installer for Live Essentials will let you download just "Mail" if that's all you need for now. You can always go back to the install file to download other parts of the suite when you want.

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I am using Vista Home premium 32 bit and i am using windows mail for all my emails. I also have office 2007 with Microsoft Outlook.

Problem is that i want to use microsoft Outlook but i can't transfer/export my email accounts from Vista Windows mail to Microsoft Outlook or even outlook express for XP. I have forgotten 3 critical passwords so I cannot recreate the email accounts in Outlook....

How can I export my email accounts to microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express from Vista Windows mail??? please help.



A:Exporting Email accounts from Vista to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express

Hello again kapilkaaiser,
I think you need to import the required info into Outlook 2007 -

In Outlook 2007, click File > Import and Export > Make the appropriate choices
> & hopefully the Import / Export Wizard will oblige.

Post back with your results.

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Yes, I just recently installed Microsoft Office 2010 Pro onto my computer. I have run into a bit of a problem. I wanna make Microsoft Outlook 2010 the default email client for my user side and I wanna leave Outlook Express as default for another user on my computer. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this because once you pick a default email program on one user desktop it also makes it the default for other users on the computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Microsoft Outlook 2010 defaul email/Outlook Express default for other

Sorry, that can't be done because the default email application is "global" (All Users).

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gang I found an old post here that describes my situation, something I caused but don't know how to undo.
The system in question has Windows XP Professional, and MS Office 2000 Professional, the main reason for which is OUTLOOK. When Outlook cranks up it triggers an error message which is in my subject line:
"Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater....". The system of course also has OE6 on it which we don't use, but it does work etc.

The issue is me: I use autoruns to shut off everything non-mandatory, and, as another thread-poster identified, there is something in the list of goods that I have disabled that OE is dependent on, if I understand the old thread properly. The problem is that the poster [OP] in that thread said he found the key, but he didn't NAME THE ENTRIES
Thus, I dunno which ones he reversed that made the issue go away.

if anyone knows, pls let me know, so I can fix my goof.


A:Solved: error: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater

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I just installed Microsoft Outlook on my new 64 bit Laptop running Windows 7.

I am trying to import my previous emails from Outlook Express6 which is installed on another computer running Windows XP

I copied all account settings from my old computer to my new Laptop

When I start import/export wizard it gives me the following error.

No Internet Accounts were found to Import

I want to transfer all Email account settings, messages, emails and contacts from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook.

Can anyone tell me how can I do it?


A:How to import Emails Accounts Settings from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook?

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Hi All,
Well I finally was able to get my Office 07 to install and work, and now I have come to another Hurdle......First let me tell you that this version of office is the Enterprise Edition of Office 2007, It was given to me with my companies permission to install on my home PC as I do a lot of work from home....the reason I tell you this is because I am not sure if the Ent Edition is diferent in any way! So my new problem is that when I try to set up my email accounts in Outlook I go into Tools/Account Settings then New under the email tab....I then get an "Auto Account Setup" Page with a "Manually configure server settings" Checkbox option at the bottom.....So When I try to use Auto setup and input my email account settings, it fails to create the account.....so then when I check the box to manually configure and hit next it opens a "Choose E-mail Service" page that has 3 options with radiel buttons...The first being "Internet Email" (pop, imap...etc) the second is "Microsoft Exchange" and the third is "Other"....My problem is the only option it will let me choose is Microsoft Exchange, and the other two are Greyed Out and unselectable!

BTW I am currently using Windows Live Mail for my default email client, in case this has any bearing on my problem.

Thanks in advance for your help,

A:Setting Up Email Account Prob in Outlook 07

I found this but I don't have the registry keys listed and I am using Enterprise Edition also. Maybe the keys only show up if the customized config file is used. Worth a shot.

Outlook 2007 – Internet email option greyed out

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Folks I have read the MS tech notes on how to get Outlook 2003 [I have it via Office 2003 Professional, full install] to import from OE6. It fails under either option: import from "another program" or "Import Internet Mail....". Under the former it is pointed to the correct folder, but fails with Error: Cannot open,.. another program in use" but there's not... I tried copying the folder to a nice clean location on the C: and checked all the properties, nothing interfering, still won't open the folder.
Under the latter option it just doesn't do anything after directing it to the correct folder. Seems to accept the command, closes the window, but does not import anything. No error messages.

Umm.... do MS teams communicate with one another??

Closely related: If I could just get the FOLDERS I had setup it would be a great asset, or if i could just get the ADDRESS book it would help. Do you know how to import *.dbx folders into Outlook 2003? Or the old outlook Express address Book?



A:Outlook 2003 Will Not Import Outlook Express folders, mail, anything

They are written in two different formats that are uncompatible. The Oulook Express has a file sytem totally unique to it.

I had the same problem about 6 weeks ago going from XP to Win7.
I had to transfer address book to notepad and put it into Outlook one at a time. The old mail sits in the old PC.
I have heard you can transfer the OE mail files over to Windows mail or gmail etc. Then transfer files from the new mail server to Outlook.
File system is changed over with the mail transfer- I haven't tried it though.

I did a Google and found this. I didn't find this page six weeks ago.


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How do I make Microsoft Outlook the default email program? I make the change in IE version 5, but when I reboot the system (Win 98), Outlook Express is once again selected as the default email program.

I read in a previous post about using the following sequence for making Outlook Express the default. Is there anything similar for Microsoft Outlook? :
To make Outlook Express your default e-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

Thanks very much,

A:Switching from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook as email default

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Recently I have noticed my Dell Vostro laptop has been very slow in booting to a point where I can actually do something with any speed.

I had been reading various forums regarding the problem and the general consensus was that removing unnecessary start-up programs would assist. This I did, and included in it was the removal of Outlook Express as a start-up as I never use it.

I was rather startled to find that the next time I started up Outlook I get the message indicated in the title. When acknowledging the message, Outlook still opens and functions correctly as far as I can see, but this message always coming up is getting a little tedious.

Why would a company require the lesser of two programs to be loaded and started in order that their more powerful program should work? Amazing thought processes at MS.

I have seen answers for this question elsewhere and I have tried their solutions but to no avail. That includes setting IsInstalled in registry key 881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a to a Dword value of 1.

What I have found, is the key {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C} and {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02} in registry directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\AutorunsDisabled. As the first refers to Outlook Express 6 and the other to Address Book 6 I assume that this may have something to do with my problem.

If they are the problem, is there a way of moving these keys out of AutorunsDisable and back into Instal... Read more

A:Solved: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater.

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I have over 13 years of Outlook Express folders and addresses that I desperately need to convert to Outlook 2007. I should have imported them into Outlook before I made the "Easy File Transfer" to the new Win 7 machine, but didn't know I needed to do that. Several years ago I had imported the files into Outlook, although that data did transfer it is now way out-of-date and full of duplicates.

The up-to-date data is still in my old machine and also in an external hard drive backup. I have isolated the Outlook Express personal folders into .dbx format and the addresses into .wab format.

Is there a way this can be reformatted into Outlook? Or is there some other way? I would probably also need to delete what is already in Outlook first, or I would have many more duplicates.

I welcome any suggestions.

Dick Sevier

A:Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

See if this Microsoft tutorial can help.
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

Please note : there is ........
a link for Outlook and OE installed in the SAME computer
a link for Outlook and OE installed in DIFFERENT computers.

Hope that helps.

Editing ...... I don't use Outlook nor did I ever use OE, so I can't help you much other than to offer you the link above.

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This morning as I trawled the spam queues a sense of deja-vu descended on me when this subject line caught my eye:
Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)
Didn?t I see this a while ago and didn?t it contain a rather nasty Trojan?
The format of the October version differs slightly in that it includes a link to a website from which you may download the ?Microsoft/Outlook/Outlook Express Update? rather than an attached executable.

Malicious update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) | SophosLabs blog

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I have got a new email through my uni powered by microsoft outlook. When i login to Windows live messenger and click on the emails icon it goes to outlook express which i have never used how do i get it to go to my inbox at the right address?


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so far i know 2 ways to check that
for outlook you can check the registry to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
depending on os (check default value) if exist user configured outlook means installed
for express u could check for %APPDATA% + "\Microsoft\Address Book\" + %USERNAME% + ".wab" file (adressbook)
if exist user created profile

its working that way only prob now is the profiles are saved on a server
including HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ + document folder (appdata)
means if i login somewhere else and check for both they exist but outlook isnt installed there eg.!?
means i have to find a way to check if outlook is installed
(as msoe is allways installed i have just to check if HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command = msoe then test wab
that way i know its default mail client msoe is installed and default mail client
but mso(outlook) is harder
u could install office or mso single and checking registry for somethings i could use leads me allways to the {guid's}
and i have no clue how to read em
i found on ms website only that article
(1A = Microsoft Outlook 2002 but does that only work with mso2002?
the 1A if it changes it wouldnt help isnt there a easier way to check if outlook is installed on a computer whitout checking for of... Read more

A:Programmatically check if outlook(mso) or outlook express(msoe) is installed?

Welcome to TSG.

I found a registry key at HKLM\Software\Clients\Mail that contains the list of selections on the IE properties programs tab for the default mail client. The main key has a "Default" value which contains the user's selection and points to a subkey by the same name. The Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express subkeys have an "Envelope" subkey which has a "CurVer" value but I'm not sure that means the current version of the program. I found this info just doing a cursory search of the registry -- I don't know how you would determine from this which version you have.

Good luck with your project. Hope this helps.

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