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I use Windows XP and Outlook Express for my e-mail. Somehow I loaded plain Outlook which will not allow me to use my scanner to scan & e-mail pages, and also when I try to e-mail some articles off of the internet, the e-mail calls up Outlook rather than Outlook Express. I want to delete Outlook & substitute Outlook Express for these functioons descxribed above. I am a "computer illiterate!" Thanks, Grant

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Start Outlook Express, click on the "tools" heading at the top of the screen, click on "options" in the drop down pane, select the "general" tab, at the bottom of the pane select "make default" this will make the default mail handler Outlook Express, no need to uninstall the other one.
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You can't really download Outlook Express as it is part of Windows XP.
If it is not there, you can add it though the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Select the Windows Components icon in the left-hand pane.

In Vista Outlook Express is replaced by Windows Mail, and in Windows 7 there is no email program, but you can download Windows Live Mail.

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NOTE: With the exception of rules conversion from Outlook Express, the steps to convert addresses is the same. 7. Click Next. 8. Select a destination for the imported address data. The destination depends on the type of Outlook installation you selected initially. a. The Internet Mail Only installation of Outlook 98 allows only the Contacts folder as the destination. b. The Corporate or Workgroup option allows the options of Personal Address Book or Outlook Contacts. 9. Select the appropriate duplicate items option. Click Finish to complete the import.
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outlook express came as a default mail client on windows xp. windows live mail come on windows vista. in case you dont need any one of that. you cna use thunder bird or opera or microsoft office outlook.
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What operating system are you on? XP?
What program are you using to send and receive mail? outlook? Outlook express? windows mail? or some online mail provider?
Please copy the exact error message you receive and reply back with a comment including that message(s).
In the meantime, here's a page with links to some of the more commonly asked questions about email, for xp click here, vista click here.
Or search the internet for the name of the email program you are using + error.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Right click on the letter
drop down to SEND TO: mail recipient...(that's it-address and send)
If you have Outlook Express is the baby (free) that comes with Windows Operating System...so if that is what you want, START->PROGRAMS->OUTLOOK EXPRESS ... now if you are talking about just plain "OUTLOOK" that is a program purchased in Microsoft Office Suite- Word-Excel-Publisher-Outlook-Access...like that
You do have your email set up to send-Yes...if no call your ISP (internet service provider) and have them talk you through it on the phone. You're paying for the service and they are usually pretty good at helping.
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  • check the mail server settings on your pc are the same as those on your ISP's helpscreen 'setting up email'
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  • if Outlook express, check for .dbx corruption, google "outlook express database corrupt"
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Click start, Click RUN, type: msimn.exe, Press <ENTER> outlook express should open. If it does, then you can create a new shortcut on the desktop by Right Clicking the blank desktop, Click NEW, Click Shortcut, type the path: "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" then finish the wizard.

If msimn.exe give an error, the go to add/remove programs, Click Add/remove Windows Components, Check the checkbox next to Outlook Express, Click Next and finish the wizard (You may be prompted for your Windows XP CD)

If you are using Windows Vista, it doesn't include Outlook Express, Vista uses Windows Mail for the default mail handler.

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I'm not 100% sure about vista because I hate it but I can help you copy all of your outlook express data to a CD\DVD disk & your address book. Your network settings for express account is a phone call to your ISP.
If vista's explorer is set up like XP you should be able to copy your data into outlook express.
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Copy the Outlook Express folder to your CD.
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Open, User name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{xxxxxxx}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
Compair the two Outlook Express folder files. CD will not allow copy of same named folder.
If Vista's lay out is the same as XP than copy Outlook Express folder to Vista.
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Let me know if this works for you!
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