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Win Live Messenger connects to outlook express instead of microsoft outlook help

Q: Win Live Messenger connects to outlook express instead of microsoft outlook help

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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Preferred Solution: Win Live Messenger connects to outlook express instead of microsoft outlook help

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I realised once these updates are installed:

MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978)
Security update for Windows XP (KB920213) (KB923980) (KB924270)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - November 2006 (KB890830)

I have problems with using MSN Messenger 7.5, Windows Live Messenger 8 (I upgraded from 7.5 to 8 and the problem persists) and Outlook Express.

When I start Windows Live Messenger, instead of showing my normal display picture with my e-mail address there (so I can just type my password and
login), I see a 'generic' display picture with no e-mail address. Windows Live Messenger lags tremendously. When I type my e-mail and password (subject to huge lagging), Live Messenger will just display an error message "Service temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

When I start Outlook Express to check my Hotmail account, it shows an error while trying to connect to Hotmail servers.

Upon system restore to a state prior to Windows Update, everything is fine.

Once update reapplied, everything reappears, with exact reproducibility.
System Restore returns to state where everything is fine.

Any ideas of what is happening? If it's a real error, can anyone bring this up with Microsoft?

A:Updates on 18 Nov incompatible with Win Live Messenger and Outlook Express

Welcome to TSG....

If this problem began as the result of a Windows Update:

Microsoft Security Product Support Policy

Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338).

There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates.

International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

From the:
Microsoft Security Bulletin - Summary for August, 2006

Call them. They will be familiar with what update may have caused it and the resolution of the problem.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all at Techguy, I hope someone can help me!!!

My outlook express has changed to Microsoft outlook! This has also caused me problems with Word and Excel.
I cannot open any ‘e’ mails in outlook express as it says there is an error. I can go back to a restore point fro a few days ago and all is fine, a day later it changes again to Microsoft outlook and the same problems occur.

When I try and open a word or excel document it says preparing to install!!

I can not open attachments in my outlook also!!

I have AVG as my Anti virus protectiion
I run SpyBot on a daily basis
I run Ad-Aware on a weekly basis



A:Solved: outlook express has changed to microsoft outlook with PROBLEMS!!

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I am running OS Xp Pro with Office Xp Pro.With OS 98 I was able to add new contacts in Micrutlook and they would also be in Outlook Express automatically.I have looked everywhere on XP to share contacts etc but cannot get the same result.I have to export/import to get the new contacts into Outlook Express.Thanks for help.T

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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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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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Thank you for having this service available.

I had installed Microsoft office upgrade to 2007 and also updated to microsoft outlook and lost function of respond on the email client. I was into windows live and sending a message, the client asked to have my email changed to outlook express which i agreed to. So now my email client it express but lost all the emails that were on the Microsoft outlook with all the addresses.

Anyway that I can retrieve my address book from Microsoft outlook through maintenance option

I had tried to save the address book yesterday but the copy paste function was greyed out. The default change was kind of spontaneous. Any help available for this. I was using the MS outlook due to work online. Using windows XP professional

Thank you and Happy New year to everybody!

A:changing default to outlook express from microsoft outlook

Use the "Import" feature of Outlook Express. if you choose to import "All" folders, it will include all messages and contacts data. or you can choose to import only contacts and not messages.

Obviously, it requires that both Outlook & Outlook Express are currently installed on the same PC.
Go here for a short tutorial: http://www.ehow.com/how_6374425_import-outlook-outlook-express.html

However, it must be pointed out that, for backup purposes, it's much easier to back up data in Outlook than is the case with Outlook Express.

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I just installed MIcrosoft Office that comes with Outlook email. I was using regular Outlook express. My question is which is better I know the Microsoft version has a few more features but also should I unistall regular outlook express now that I have the Microsoft version?

A:Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 vs OUtlook Express

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My friend just had her computer reformatted after a bad virus contamination. It is still running EXTREMELY slow but has at least been running correctly. She is running XP

Yesterday I installed Microsoft Office 2003 for her with Microsoft Outlook and now her email doesn't seem to be working. She uses Outlook Express as her mail default rather than Office Outlook but keeps getting the error message that it can't find the POP3.

I also installed AVG for her and have shut off the email plugin to see if that is part of the problem.

The thing is, it happened yesterday right after I installed these programs for her but then a minute later her email worked just fine. Now she just restarted her computer and the mail won't work again.

Is there something wrong with her computer or is it at the server?

I hope this all makes sense.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Outlook vs Outlook Express?

Is she receiving any error messages?
If so, please post the exact message.

Is the Firewall allowing Outlook Express access to the Internet?

How does she connect to the Internet?

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Dear Friends;

I have been currently working with Microsoft Outlook. I and other people which work with Microsoft outlook, frequently face the problems during receiving or sending the mails while my other friends in office, work with outlook express never face such problems. Now I am thinking to switch to Outlook express. Is it possible to transfer my old mails from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express?

A:Switching from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express

Signode said:

Dear Friends;

I have been currently working with Microsoft Outlook. I and other people which work with Microsoft outlook, frequently face the problems during receiving or sending the mails while my other friends in office, work with outlook express never face such problems. Now I am thinking to switch to Outlook express. Is it possible to transfer my old mails from Microsoft outlook to Outlook express?Click to expand...
It is possible and you can either export from the File menu in Outlook or import the same way using OE. However, if you already have problems, it may be that your data file is too big for Outlook to handle. Check this by opening My Computer and from the Tools menu, select Folder Options then View. Tick to "Show hidden files an dfolders" and untick "Hide protected system file and folders". Click Apply, accept the warning and OK your way out.

Next, navigate to Documents and Settings>{yourusername}Local Settings>Application Data>Microsoft>Outlook and if your Outlook Data File (type .pst) is larger than 2Gb, go back into Outlook and delete anything you can to trim it down.

Outlook Express will also suffer an overstuffed data file but if you can't do without your historic e-mails, Mozilla Thunderbird can handle up to 4Gb.


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What's a good alternative from Outlook 2000/2002/2003 and Outlook Express?

My uncle is having problems with Outlook Express and would like something non Microsoft to use. It needs to have Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, deleted items etc.

A:Alternative To Microsoft Outlook And Outlook Express

Mozilla ThunderBirdhttp://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/You could use Aol.com/mailhttp://www.aol.com ~i know the browser sucks, thiers nothing wrong with the mailor G-mailgmail

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okay, i've got one for you! i couldn't find anything in the archive. i have outlook express 6, msn messenger, and aol messenger installed on my puter. i know what your thinking... why does a hermit have two messengers, but that's irrelevant. in oe6 under tools, options it has an option "automatically log on to msn messenger". well recently i downloaded the newest version of aol messenger and then when i loaded oe6, aol messenger would loaded. so i go to oe6, tools, options, and now it say "automatically log on to aol instant messenger". so this irritated me, so i reinstall msn messenger, now my msn messenger loads with oe6, (like i wanted) but here is the thing... in oe6, tools, options, it still says "automatically log on to aol instant messenger" even though it controls my msn messenger. now i know this is being pretty picky, but how do i make it say "automatically log on to msn messenger" like it did originally?

info: i have Windows 98 (4.10.1998)

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Well here's a switch! Doc's needs everyones help for a change.

My mom's computer cannot send and recieve mail on either M/O & O/E. Problem started this yesterday morning some time and I cannot seem to put my finger on the problem.

She runs XP Pro and lives 8hrs away from me, so anything I do is via "remote desktop" and she only has "dialup". Talk about a painful process!

When I click on send and recieve it appears that a connection is being made to the server and infact it even tells me how many messages are there to download. It then starts to download (or appears to) and then suddenly stops and posts an error message stating that the connection to the server was interrupted.

I ran a test on my computer by configuring my M/O using here inbound settings and such and was able to download all her mail without a problem. That leads me to believe the problem is not the server but, infact on her machine.

I have checked all the basic things that I can think of but, at the moment "I'm stumped"



A:Microsoft Outlook & Outlook Express

If she's running an antivirus package that does a virtual IP proxie for the incoming/outgoing email AV check, then that might be the source of the problem. Try disabling virus checking for email and see if the behavior changes (This is a known bug in Norton, McAffee, and Avast, but it's rather rare. Usualy only happens for large outgoing attachments).

Also, since this is Dialup, I would check the actual modem to see if there's a problem on the line (or wityh the hardware). To much noise on the line can lead to droped packets and/or decreased bandwidth.

Try using Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 and see if there's still the same problem under that.

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how do i uninstall these programs. I cannot get my printer or scanner to mail from those sites. i have a pd hotmail acct and also gmail and windstream acct. i use incredimail too. I went into tools and selected my incredimail acct for emails but for some reason they are going to the outlook programs and will not mail from there. i tried to set up new email accts from both but they will not mail.. I have tried to email from my excel program too and the same is happening.. my office is from 2003 and my out look express is from 2004. i have windows xp. thank u for your help in this matter

A:outlook express and microsoft outlook

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My ex PC was installed with Win2000. My email application was Microsoft Outlook 2000.
My new PC is installed with WinXP Pro and Outlook Express 6. I tried to find a way to import my old emails (pst files already exported from old PC) into OE6 but without success. If this is not possible, what other options do I have?

A:Microsoft outlook Vs Outlook express

What method did you use to import the old emails?

C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

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A few months ago I moved my email from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook. I don’t like Microsoft Outlook and would like to go back to Outlook Express. Is this possible? And what is involved? I really would just like to get my mail folders and address book back to Outlook Express. I have searched the Internet and have not been able to find any thing on it or anyone who has done it.

Would it be just a matter of backing up my Microsoft Outlook email and importing it in Outlook Express??? Will OE allow you to do that???

Any help would be appreciated. I am running Windows XP Home.


A:Microsoft Outlook to Outlook Express

Open Outlook Express

Go to File | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook (For emails)
Go to File | Import | Other Address Book (For the address book)

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Right now i using Outlook Express to check my mail..

Then now i using new PC using Microsoft Outlook to check my mails..

How can i transfer over Outlook Express mail to Microsoft Outlook

From what i know - Outlook using .dbx files while Microsoft Outlook using .pst format..

From what i know i do have -


Can i just transfer inbox.dbx over to Microsoft Outlook or i need any TOOLS to convert
the .dbx to .pst ..


A:Outlook Express to MicroSoft Outlook

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i have two pc's hooked up on a network. one pc uses outlook express and the other one uses microsoft outlook. is there a way i can get the email that's going to the pc with outlook express to also go to the pc that uses microsoft outlook?

all the info is the same in both programs; same account name and password, same pop3 and smtp, etc.

so in short, is there a way to get those two different programs to share? Thx.

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1. Can you tell me the difference between Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Outlook Express?
2. Is there a way to automatically transfer a new e-mail address directly to my address book(I use outlook express) when I receive an e-mail from a new correspondent?

Thank You

A:microsoft outlook/outlook express

In outlook Express go to tools and select add sender to address book, as far as differences between the 2 , outlook is a much more featured program than outlook express, I don't use it though, so will let someone with hands on experience tell you , ...Rhett

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Hi all! I have OE 6.0 and recently wanted to have the ability to do more applications. I loaded MS Outlook 2000. My question is can I delete or uninstall OE and just use MS Outlook or will I screw things up if do that? If it can be done, how do I go about it?

A:Outlook Express/Microsoft Outlook

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I find that the headers on messages in Messenger show both the sender's name and his e-mail address in the "From" field while in Outlook Express 5.5 I only can see their name. Is there a way to show both the sender's name and e-mail address in received and sent messages in OE5.5?

A:Outlook Express vs Messenger

Where you see the from, sender and so forth, right click on that toolbar and click customize and add or remove what you want.

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I don't use MSN messenger, and keep trying to rid myself of it (and it's aggravating little icon in my taskbar)
But .....when I try.....I get the message " There are other applications currently using features provided by Windows Messenger"

I'm running XP.....have taken the messenger off using Add/Remove Programs but its not gone!!
Who, what, when, where, how, and WHY? lol

A:[SOLVED] MSN messenger / Outlook Express

I don't have XP but have read that it is a bit more difficult to get rid of with this OS.
Have a look here


It gives you the option of downloading a file to get rid of it or doing it manually.

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hi guys, on my old pc (p2 266 win 98)every time i used to open outlook express an error box popped up at the splash screen telling me that msn messenger had an error and had to be shut down,i clicked ok and the error box went away leaving the outlook express to open and working fine (mind that msn messenger works fine on his own).Now for god knows what reason when the splash screen comes on an the error pops up i click ok but the box won't go away ,as a result outlook express won't come on.when i try to ctrl alt del the task manager won't pop up, leaving me with no choise to turn the pc off.
any ideas how to prevent oe from looking to open msn messenger?or any other solutions?
ps:if i have the msn messenger open and signed in before i open oe than the sob works fine!!!!!!!!!!

A:outlook express error msn messenger

Hi ozne64

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Start Messenger and open Outlook Express,
Tools > Options > General tab
If present, uncheck: Automatically log on to MSN Messenger

If not present, place a check mark in: When starting go directly to my Inbox folder
Apply, OK to save and close.
If you have the Contacts Pane showing, this will also cause Messenger to start when Outlook Express is started.
View > Layout
Uncheck: Contacts

Let us know if this makes a difference or not.

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I prefer to use the older Windows Messenger & Outlook Express that comes with XP however I hate it when messenger starts up when I check my emails.

I usually uncheck log on to messenger in outlook express and it goes away except sometimes it doesent work.

I cant remember how I did this in the past but somewhere in the registry you can stop this from happening. I did a search on tis site but there were to many results that simply advises to uninstalle windows messenger. I don't want to unistall it because I like it better than the latest MSN.

A:Windows Messenger & Outlook Express

Go to Start | Run type in regedit

Find the following key


Open the Outlook Express folder, Click Edit | New | Dword
Give the Dword the Name Hide Messenger

Double click your new Dword and give it the value of 2

Close regedit and outlook Express will no longer call on Messenger when you open it

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Everytime I open outlook express, Messenger starts. I have looked everywhere at all the options and can't find out how to turn it off. There must be a box to check or sthg but I'm just missing it.

A:Disabling MSN Messenger in Outlook Express?

Start OEX and click on Tools>Options. You'll see a box titled "Automatically Logon to MSN Messenger Service" under the "General" section. Remove the check mark and click on Apply.

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Hey guys Im runing windows XP Home and I use Outlook Express. Before I used to open OE and it would launch the msn messenger automatically, I didnt care it was all good. But then I reinstalled the AIM MESSENGER (AOL) and now everytime I open Outlook Express it opens AIM. How can I make it so msn messenger opens by itself again when I launch OE?

A:Outlook Express Opens AIM Messenger

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Uhm, how do I move my old messages in Netscape messenger to Outlook express, and also how do I erase or remove an entity from Outlook express, you see I have Netzero as my default e-mail carrier but I installed Earthlink for the goodies that came in the CD-rom, and now it whenever I check for mail from Netzero, Outlook Express asks me for my login and password for Earthlink ( which I don't have so I cancel it) and then for My Netzero Password. Everything works fine with Netzero, but I get an error message regarding my inability to get mail from earthlink. So How do I Stop Outlook express to promt me to login to my earthlink account ( which again, don't have)

A:(Solved) From Netscape Messenger to Outlook Express!

Do you want to remove the whole Identity from Outlook Express or just the Account? If just the Earthlink Account it thinks you have, go to Tools>Accounts, Mail tab and delete the account. Then to import your Netscape mail, go to File>Import messages..., choose Netscape Communicator and continue on.

Or, you could just add a new Identity (File>Identities>Add new Identity and follow steps. You should be asked if you would like to import your messages from Netscape.
Then go to File>Identities>Manage Identities and delete the old one.

(If you delete your old identity, the identity information will actually still exist in \windows\application data\identities if you want to completely wipe it out. If you would, before deleting the Identity, log into it and go to Tools>Options, Maintenance tab and click Store folder to see the path to that Identity.)

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Suddenly this morning when I opened Outlook Express, my MSN Messenger contact list won't show up. I removed messenger from start up a couple weeks ago, after the latest "upgrade" cuz it kept trying to sign in ALL the time. But it's still checked in OE to open Messenger when OE opens, so I've just been signing in that way. Anyway, I noticed that every once in a while, it DOESN'T open when I open OE, so then I go to programs and open it..... then sometimes it will show an install window, and then disappear, and then messenger shows up in the task bar. ???? All in all, I guess you could say my Messenger is losing it's mind!!??

Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance.....I know you guys will come through for me!

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Suddenly I cannot run or use Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Messenger (or whatever the hell it's called now) or Firefox. I can open Outlook Express but it cannot send or receive emails and just tries forever. IE won't load ANYTHING, neither will Firefox. I can use Flock to access the internet. McAfee is telling me I'm not protected and when I click on fix it tells me it can't because of an error. I'm also getting "end program - O" error messages when I reboot. (Let's see I'm running Windows XP and thought I had all the latest versions of the afforementioned programs)

I have been searching the net for days trying to find out what this is. I've seen people post about one issue but never all of them. I'm terrified to try a fix on one thing because they all seem related. Can someone point me in the right direction? Do I need to just try to back up all my data and take this to a professional?? (I don't know if I can afford to do this ) Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.


A:Ie, Msn Messenger, Outlook Express & Firefox All Fubar!

Here's a few options I PERSONALLY would try as I have a limited amount of patience and it sounds like you do too.

1. Reinstall Internet Explorer, MS outlook express, Firefox, McAfee.

2. Try switching to ZoneAlarm free or another firewaill, to see if McAfee is the problem, if not, put McAfee back on I guess.

3. If your system automatically creates restore points (which in XP it should, as my XP machine does), restore back to before this all started happening.

Since Flock works, and it's a derivation of Mozilla and it's Gecko insides, Firefox shouldn't be having a problem. What I'm getting is that when you click the icon to open IE or FF, NOTHING at all happens? Does a window open up and not display a page because it cannot connect? What are the details of this?

(And btw, we are professionals. )

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I use Windows XP Pro and IE 6.

When I launch Outlook Express, MSN Messenger launches itself, although I can get MSN Messenger not to sign in, it still launches itself as I can see the icon at the system tray.

Is there a way to stop MSN Messenger from launching all togther.

A:(Solved) Outlook Express launching MSN Messenger

Have a look here......


Hope this helps.


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We have the internet through our cable co. With them, we can have up to 5 mailboxes in our account. We kept the Outlook Express mailbox that we had through the dial-up provider. When we got cable, my husband wanted a mailbox so we set it up.

The problem: Everytime he opens Outlook Express into his mailbox, the little window to sign on the AOL Instant Messenger opens also. What a pain! We have never had this problem before. I am sure there is some little magic connection doing this.

Does anyone know how to disconnect these two programs????

It's not a matter of "x-ing" it out because once open, it notifies our daughter's friends and then their IM messages to her pop up over the middle of his email typing.

A:Outlook Express opens AOL Instant Messenger

Open the Instant Messenger, right click its icon in the system tray and choose Preferences. Under Sign On/Off uncheck "Make AIM My Default Instant Messenger".

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Never a problem before, but my Beloved accidently upgraded MSN Messenger when she could not get Email to work(the problem was with provider, but she did not know that). I have gotten rid of all the start up stuff that automaticly was checked with the program, but since I never use "instant messages"...I would like to get rid of it. I cannot find an uninstall for this program, or an option in Outlook Express to disable it.

A:Can I remove the MSN Messenger Sevice without removing Outlook Express?

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I know many of you curse Windows Messenger, but, my wife uses it daily. Windows Messenger loads and runs OK on her XP Home machine when it's booted.

The issue is that Outlook Express lost it's "integration" of Windows Messenger. Her contacts area does not show on-line contacts, and all integration of Windows Messenger in the menus of Outlook Express are missing as well.

I believe this may have resulted in either her using Incredimail for a short while and/or one of the children loading Yahoo Messenger on her machine. Not sure though.

Have looked at all the Windows and Messenger settings and everything looks normal when comparing to a system that does show the integration OK.

I am reluctant to reload Windows Messenger, since the version I can find on Microsoft's site is not as current as the one I am running. I also do not want to go to MSN Messenger as this does not also have any integration with Outlook Express.

Members, any ideas?

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Each time I start up Outlook Express, it opens the Windows Messenger program, which I never use. I have gone to tools/options and deselected the "AUTOMATICALLY LOG ON TO WINDOWS MESSENGER" but it still does this. Is there any other way to prevent this from happening?


A:Outlook Express automatically opening Windows Messenger


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There are several ways to remove MSN from your system. I found one way but *IT ALMOST CRASHED MY SYSTEM*. So why do I tell you? Cause I screwed up and had it open when I did it so proceed at your own caution.

First Open Outlook express and click on Tools>options>other and uncheck "Enable instant messaging in Microsoft Outlook". Click on apply and ok and restart Outlook. It should be much faster.

EDIT: Upon using my system I deam this a crap tweak! Use it if you want but I'm sorry I wasted my time posting this one.

OK, now for the system cracher.
Click on Run and copy or type in
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove. MAKE SURE you have EVERYTHING closed out. This includes the start-up group. I don't want anybody to have to go through what I just did.

By some chance your system goes black after the first XP logo, just boot to safemode and remove the video drive. I found that the AGP440 file flips out and has to be reloaded.

A:Uninstall Windows Messenger and speed up Outlook Express

Personally I hate messenger too, and just removing it from start up doesn't work, so I quit the stupid thing, and renamed it with an extra "s" It can't load what it can't find :) That list of smilies really needs a demonic grin.. anyone who's played D&D knows it.... it's the one the DM has when s/he knows something you don't...darn Beholders :)

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My computer runs on Windows XP Home plus Service Pack 1 + 2. Windows Messenger version: 4.7.
Often, when I open Outlook Epxress (version 6), Windows Messenger is loaded although Outlook Express should not log on automatically on Windows Messenger (corresponding option box is unchecked) and Windows Messenger is set so as not to run or load automatically when the computer boots.
I want to disable it (in Outlook Express), but as a consequence Outlook Express may take a very long time to open. I found a tool to disable Windows Messenger but I am not sure if it can prevent a possible delay in Outlook Express:
Also, I don't wish to change the registry manually, as it can cause serious problems...
Renaming or moving the Windows Messenger folder does not work - it is protected, and I can't removed the protection.

Is the tool above worth running?

A:Solved: Disabling Windows Messenger causes delay in Outlook Express

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I know just enough to mess things up so please be patient. Old computer Win XP and Outlook Express quit working. Purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail, Micro Center suggested try to remove old HD and use an USB to IDE adapter to recover letters, photos etc. Worked like a charm Tried to recover OE mail and import into WLM. Followed directions I found on the web to find the OE .dbx files on the old drive. After much searching and drilling down I found the .dbx files in local settings, application data etc.copied them to a scandisc cruzer. I opened WLM and went to the import mail, it asked where to find files and I went to browse and the drive that scandisc was in, now the problems begin. The browse window in WLM finds the drive but shows nothing on it. Check the computer for that drive and inbox, sent and all the rest are there but it will not show up in the WLM browse window. I created a new file on the scandisk and placed all the .dbx files in it now back to WLM import, the browse window finds the new file I created great next I get an error message "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open" I could use some advice on what I'm doing wrong, thanks

A:Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail ???????

Problem solved from post by RichC and StevenD on 6-17-2010 Thank you

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When I had Outlook Express for email, there was a link enabling me to select a color from several, and apply it to the body of the email. Is there a way to do that with Live Mail? Thanks.

A:Live mail versus Outlook Express

Are you using LM 2010 or 2011? I have 2011 and if you have it set to Plain Text then you can't set a color but if you switch to Rich Text (HTML) then you can change fonts and colors.

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Is there a way to transfer OE6 emails from a Win XP computer to a new Windows 7 64 bits computer which only can use Windows Live Mail?I have not treid to do this yet as I cannot find any info after extensive searches.

A:Outlook Express 6 to Windows Live mail

Hi Sids1936, I have listed a detail steps for this job. Hope it helps.
On the computer running Windows XP, do the following:
1.       The folder that contains the Outlook Express messages is marked as a hidden folder in Windows. To view this hidden folder, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options. Click the View tab, and under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
2.       Locate the folder named Outlook Express. In Windows XP, this folder is located here by default: C:\Documents and Settings\your user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{your Windows user identity number}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
3.       Copy the Outlook Express folder and all its contents to the Documents folder on the computer running Windows 7. (You can store this copy of the Outlook Express folder in a location other than the Documents folder, as long as you remember where to find it.) For information about how to copy a folder, see Copy files to another computer.
On the computer running Windows 7, do the following:
4.       Start Windows Live Mail. Press Alt and click the File menu, and then point to Import.
5.       Click Messages. Select Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
6.       Click Browse, find the Outlook Express folder you copied to this computer, and then click the folder once to select it. (Do not open the folder when you sel... Read more

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I have many folders and messages in my outlook express account that I would like to import into my windows live mail account. the outlook express is on an xp machine and the windows live mail is on a 64 bit windows 7 OS. I have been attempting to solve this all day and was able to zip the outlook express folder and email it to myself but the windows 7 will not allow me to access the file ( potential harmful file) any ideas?


A:Outlook express to windows live mail

Are you sure Windows mail can deal with a zip file when importing?

Can you export from Outlook Express to your hard drive?

General advice: the export/import capabilities of mail programs are clunky and very shaky. If possible, export as few folders as you can stand to do.

If you open Windows Mail and go to its import function, is there a direct choice for OE?

I went through what you are trying last spring and don't recall how I resolved it.
I can tell you I did not like Windows Mail. I chose to go with Thunderbird and have no regrets. It can be configured to be very very similar to OE.

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What is it with M$ - and why do their improvements turn out to be worse than the originals?
Live mail email handler is a case in point - beware that if you ever create and setup a @mail.com account on the thing it will wipe any previously installed accounts or logins whether you have a @live.com account or not. The contacts listing is vanished for you too.
Getting it back would have been tedious if I had not had a @hotmail.com account to install and log into instead - at least I got all my messages and contact lists back.

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