How do I get Outlook Express as default mail

  Fosroc 10:21 06 Oct 03
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Can anyone help; I am running XP Home /Internet Explore 6. For some time now I have been trying to get Internet Explorer to accept outlook express as the default mail handler with no avail?
I have tried ticking all the relevant boxes , uninstalling outlook and outlook express one at a time and both at the same time , but nothing I do will make Internet Explore accept outlook Express as default, it will accept newsgroup as default. any ideas.

Mike Pearson

Derby

  john-232317 10:42 06 Oct 03

Have you got accounts in outlook and not in express ??

Win 98 but should be same.

In outlook Tools

Options

mail delivery

accounts

Delete all accounts

close

Open outlook express

tools

accounts

set up accounts

hilite main acc and set as default

close

hope this helps.

  Fosroc 12:00 06 Oct 03

I have nothing in outlook

  Jester2K II 12:05 06 Oct 03

Tools menu, options, General Tab.

At the bottom click Make Default next to This application is Not the default Mail Handler. It'll then read This application is the default Mail Handler and the Make Default button will go grey.

Close OE and then try.

  Fosroc 12:09 06 Oct 03

frist think I tried no good

  Jester2K II 12:10 06 Oct 03

On the Start Menu do you have Set Program Access And Defaults?

  Fosroc 12:21 06 Oct 03

Yes : but I there is nothing to change it from "use my current e-mail program"

  wildrover 14:35 06 Oct 03

In IE, internet options, programs - what is shown as your email prog? Is it OE? There is an explanation and reg fix here which might help even if it is (and should help if it is not!) click here but you would need to veryfy where msimn.exe is before inputting.

  wildrover 15:11 06 Oct 03

PS re my post above: what happens if you "apply" OE as the email prog in IE, internet options, progs? Assuming that OE appears and apply isn't greyed out.

  Fosroc 17:23 06 Oct 03

Thanks all
I do not know what I have just done but it seems to be working, at the moment!!!!

  William-221908 17:35 06 Oct 03

What did you do?? I have exactly the same problem.
BillMac

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