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  1. #1
    Peter M
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    Default How to keep outlook express as default.

    Trying to help a friend set up their PC for internet. Outlook express keeps saying it is not the default mail handler. Have looked under Tools/options/general. At bottom of window is Default message program. Then a line saying "This application is not the default mail handler." I click on button that says make this the default. When I close outlook express this changes back to "not the default handler" How do we get it to accept and stay as the default. PC is a HP Vectra with windows 98.

  2. #2
    dotcommander
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    i usually go to tools, internet options, click on the programs tab and for email click on Outlook xpress. solves my problem...

  3. #3
    Peter M
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    dotcommander, Thanks but you are talking about Internet Explorer. I am trying to set it in Outlook express. Have also tried what you suggest and found that outlook express is not given as an option in the drop down menu for e-mail programme in Tools/internet options/programs. Maybe if someone can tell me how to get it into that drop down list it may solve the other problem?

  4. #4
    vk_dre
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    in internet explorer go to Tools, internet options, Prgams tab then u can customise wot programs u want to handle inter applications, *it works in Xp so i assume its the same on win 98*

  5. #5
    Peter M
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    No luck-- See posting above . Have already tried this and outlook express is not on the list and it will not let me type in anything else.

  6. #6
    vk_dre
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    Have u tried uninsyalling then reinstallin IE and OE?

  7. #7
    Peter M
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    No, but guess that may be the next option. Thanks for the suggestions and help.

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    Jim B
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  9. #9
    Peter M
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    Will this work for Win 98 though? It says for XP.

  10. #10
    Jim B
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    Default Re: How to keep outlook express as default.

    It may not work for W98, try this.
    Start/Run and type:

    "C:\ProgramFiles\OutlookExpress\MSIMN.EXE"/REG.

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