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    Help, I can't get rid of Outlook Express!!! Recently, for no particular reason that I can determine, my computer now wants to use outlook express whenever I click on an email address on a webpage or even from within Outlook's preview pane. I have never used Outlook Express for emailing and I don't want to start now. I have tried uninstalling Outlook Express (successfully as it disappears from the programs menu) but the problem persists. The only workaround is to select the email address, right click and chose copy then paste into the "to" field of a new message opened in Outlook. Anyone know how to solve this problem? I am using Outlook 2000 on a machine running Windows XP Home.

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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    In Internet Explorer, make sure Outlook is selected as the default email program. It may exert control over Outlook I suspect.

    IE - Tools - Internet Options - Programs - select Outlook in the E-mail: box. Apply.

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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    Whoops, forgot to mention that I am using Firefox as my browser and have been doing so for months
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    Last edited by Mistya; 19-06-2006 at 12:17 AM.

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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    Why have you become Mistya, Misty?

    Split personality showing up?
    Or have you an alter ego determined to break out?

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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistya
    Whoops, forgot to mention that I am using Firefox as my browser and have been doing so for months
    Misty
    Still worth a go.
    What address book are you using, the one in the start menu or the address book you have with Outlook?
    Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura
    Why have you become Mistya, Misty?

    Split personality showing up?
    Or have you an alter ego determined to break out?
    Hi Laura
    I have not become Mistya - I don't know who this Mistya, alias Misty is !!
    May have to bring out my trademark.
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    Default Re: outlook express opens when I click an email address in outlook

    outlook addres book

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