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Deb C
26-09-2002, 10:18 AM
Please advise how to set Microsoft Outlook as default email, have Outlook Express in system also but can't seem to default Outlook which is prob very easy!!!!

26-09-2002, 10:32 AM
What is the difference between Outlook and Outlook Express? I always thought they were both the same


26-09-2002, 10:42 AM
In Outlook, Tools - Option - Other.

A tick box there for making Outlook the default e-mail program.

Baldy, there is no connection between Outlook Express and Outlook.

Outlook is a component of MS Office, and not free.

Outlook is a full Calendar, Diary, Contact manager plus email. Its quite good, and in my mind far superior to Outlook Express.

For what it is, OE is an obtuse little program that is far more difficult than it needs to be in my mind.

I have never figured out why people use it, other than it came with the computer and they don't know any others. Try Eudora if you want elegance and simplicity!.

Jim B
26-09-2002, 10:46 AM
Outlook has many additional features and options and is generally not the best option for home users because of the complications these additional features can cause.

To set as default
With Internet Explorer open select Tools/Internet options
Select Programs Tab
In the Email box select the mail client you want to use.