I recently installed Windows XP Home Edition (inc. SP 1)on my computer. When I try send an e-mail message by Outlook Express a box appears telling me the message contains 'text having a character other than the default character set'. The options are 'Send As Unicode', 'Send As Is', and 'Cancel & Edit Message'. It doesn't matter which of the first 2 options I choose as outgoing messages appear in the recipients computer as goobledegook and their replies to me are also unintelligible. I also have a laptop running OE 6 and I made sure the settings under TOOLS>OPTIONS are identical on both computers. I have no problems with the laptop.