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Oulook 2000 won't run

Question: Oulook 2000 won't run

My kids claim that they didn't do anything, but when I sat down to check my email tonight I found that Outlook won't run.

I get that message that Outlook failed to start correctly last time and to choose to start in safe mode. I choose "yes" but it still fails to run.

I tried "outlook /safe" from Start>Run but that failed and started "detect and repair", which said something about XP and Front Page. But that also didn't help.

I also looked in the Control Panel>Add/Remove Progs to find the repair option but no Office stuff is in there.

Thanks for any suggestions
Windows XP Pro
Outlook 2000

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Preferred Solution: Oulook 2000 won't run

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Answer: Oulook 2000 won't run

Try repair again , following these steps .

Repair Outlook 2000 Repair.htm
Like the rest of the Office 2000 family, Outlook 2000 includes some self-diagnostic and self-repair tools. If Outlook determines that a part of its core files have been damaged or deleted, for example, it recommends that you run a repair program so that it can fix itself. Likewise, if you notice that something is amiss, you can use Outlook's Detect and Repair features to let Outlook fix itself.

Step 1: Choose Detect and Repair

If Outlook begins to behave oddly or crash unexpectedly, key files may have been damaged. You can let Outlook repair itself by choosing Help, Detect and Repair from the menu bar.

Step 2: Start the Repair

Outlook displays the Detect and Repair dialog box. Click the Start button to begin the diagnostic process.

Step 3: Wait for Outlook

It may take several minutes while Outlook gets ready to perform its diagnostic. Stand by while Outlook readies itself.

Step 4: Close Outlook

You may see an unmarked dialog box with one or more programs listed. This dialog box indicates that you have to close the programs before Outlook can proceed. Close the necessary programs and then click the Cancel button on the dialog box.

Step 5: Insert the CD-ROM

Outlook will probably request the CD-ROM that contains Outlook 2000. Insert that disc in your CD-ROM drive and click OK to continue.

Step 6: Outlook Repairs Itself

Outlook reads data from the CD-ROM and makes the appropriate repairs to itself. If there was a problem, Outlook should be as good as new when the procedure is complete.


To repair a damaged Personal Folders PST file

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Hi all,

Is there a way to restore the inbox files from outlook 2000 on a windows 98 machine. It seems they have all been deleted.
Thanks in advance

Answer:Oulook 2000 inbox gone

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I tried to move from Outlook Express to Outlook, but when I try to open the address book, I get the message -An error occurred while attempting to open the Windows Address Book. Unable to find the WAB.DLL. I have a copy of WAB.DLL in C:\program files\common files\system\mapi\1033\nt. Is this what it's looking for and if so,why can't it find it? Any ideas please.[email protected]

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How can I setup Outlook 2000 so that my spouse can have her own separate tasks, contacts and email?

I have Outlook in Internet mail only mode so I am default user. I am running Windows 98.

Do I have to reinstall? How would I save what I have?

Thanks for any help.


Answer:Oulook 2000 Multiple Users?

There is no reasonable way to do this, srouff.

Check to see if they've ever come up with anything. I didn't see anything just now, but I'll let you look more thoroughly.

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HELP! I have Office 2000 and Outlook just stopped running yesterday - I didn't install or uninstall anything! When I click the Outlook icon, the hourglass tries to load, but Outlook doesn't ever open. When I check the system processes, Outlook is listed there (sometimes two or three times) but it's not running in the "applications" area.

I can make it run in safe mode. I have already completely uninstalled Office 2000 and re-installed it.

HELP - I don't know what to do!

[email protected]

Answer:[SOLVED] Oulook 2000 listed in processes but won't open

If Outlook starts in Safe mode, the problem could be the outcmd.dat file in the application data\microsoft\outlook
folder is corrupt. Rename or delete this file while Outlook is closed.
When you restart Outlook, the folder will be recreated.

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Old pc running windows 2000 OS and outlook 2003. i copied the outlook.nk2 file from its location to another computer running windows 7 professional, and outlook 2007. The .pst files and the archives files copied to the new location working alright but the cached file, outlook.nk2 does not work.
Location on the old computer-c\documents and settings\%user%\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook.
The location copied to on the computer running windows 7 is c\users\%user%\applcation data\local\microsoft\outlook.
Any suggestion

Answer:Solved: outlook.nk2 file copied from windows 2000 pc running oulook 2003 not working

I just found the solution for the problem. the outlook.nk2 location in windows 7 is in the roaming folder so the path C\users\%user%\Appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook and it worked.

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when I go onto my email on my pc it has'nt updated for 16 days and it comes up with error when I try to sync

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I have just done a complete Re-Install on my PC and I am using XP.So far so good with the Re-install.There is, so far, one major problem.I cannot get my MSN account to work with Outlook Express. I had it working last time after I downloaded a 'patch', but i cannot remember where I got the 'Patch from.So I am asking for you help, both on finding the 'patch' or getting MSN to work with Outlook Express. I am using OE 6.Any Ideas?Thanks.

Answer:Using Msn With Oulook Express

You could look here click hereWhile running Outlook Express, click Tools and then select Accounts. Click the Add button and then select Mail. In the Display Name textbox, type the name you wish to be associated with this account.Click the Next button. Click I already have an e-mail address that I?d like to use. Then enter in the box below your [email protected] e.g. [email protected]. From the My Incoming mail server is a <> server dropdown menu, select HTTP. From the My HTTP mail server provider is dropdown menu, select Other. In the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server textbox, type click here . Then Click Next In the Account Name textbox, type your MSN email address, [email protected] and in the password box enter your msn internet access password. Click the Next button. Click the Finish button and then click Close. You will then be presented with a box asking you Would you like to download folders from the mail server you have added? Click Yes. Once completed your msn mail box is now ready to use.or hereclick herewhich may help.

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Question: Oulook 2003


if i click on a link in the email that is sent to me. it does not open the link, it opens a dialog box telling me it is a EXE file. it is almost like it does not know what to do with the link.

Answer:Oulook 2003

Run Detect and Repair from the Help menu in Outlook.

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Question: oulook + hotmail


I think I have just configured Outlook so I can check my hotmail mail from there..

I followed the instructions but When I click on send and receive mail button I get the next error: ( I have outlook 2003 )

Task hotmail: Folder: Inbox synchronizing headers. reported error 0x8000......
Outlook request to the server failed.
The server responded " Access to hotmail via outlook and outlook express now requires a subscription . Please sign up at"

I went into that link and it says that you need to pay...
do you actually need to pay for this ???

thanks for the help!!

Answer:oulook + hotmail

yep. it use to be free. but new accounts (past year or so) costs now. get gmail

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Answer:oulook express log on

Those settings are OK, but these are probably not.Click > Use an encrypted connection (SSL)change the SMTP port to 465.change the POP3 port to 995

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Question: Oulook Express

When I try to forward or reply to messages in Outlook Express, I get an error message that says The connection has been unexpectedly terminated and the message doesn't go out. I can send new messages even though after they have been sent, I still get the same error message. What do you think is the problem?

Answer:Oulook Express

See if anything here will help:Link: How to Troubleshoot Error Messages Outlook/OE

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I have a laptop and a desktop with the same outlook and same accounts is it possible that I can use both at the same time and when I do something on my PC that it would be the same at my Laptop?


Answer:Can oulook sync between two PC's

You might want to look at:

Outlook synchronization with SynchPst - synchronize your personal folders on PCs and laptops quickly and automatically.

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Question: Oulook Express

I have OE 6 installed and have 3 user accounts. 2 can use it but the third account seems to never connect and download from Yahoo. Keeps saying password/Username not recognised or something similar. Have checked account settings and they are all the same less passwords and email addresses. Any thoughts??

Answer:Oulook Express

email address, account name and passwords are all unique?Sometimes it takes ISPs a while to activate a new email account, how long have you waited?

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Every time I try to print from outlook I get an error message.

Answer:can't print from oulook

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Question: Oulook Express

Can you put an image in your signature in Outlook Express?

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Question: Oulook express

When I try to forward e-mail in outlook express, I get the following message, No sender specified. Check news account configuration. How do I. just started happening

Answer:Oulook express

Here is a manul for Outlook Epress and it has how to setup outlook express in it, this may help Express Tutorial.htm

But if Outlook express is telling you no sender specified then you might want to check the address box for an email address

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I am new here; this is my first time asking for help. And I know very little about computers to boot. But I have a problem and I would like to have some help.

Background: I just switched from dial-up to high-speed internet (Charter). I have XP Home and have been using Outlook for my email. I also have Norton Internet Security 2005 which I installed not all that long ago. The problem is that Charter only supports Outlook Express, not Outlook. I have tried to get my computer (Gateway 5300 Solo laptop) to connect to OE numerous times but have been unsuccessful. After about 40 minutes a technician from Charter said that NIS is not compatible with Outlook Express. True? If so, what would you do if you were me? At this point, I would uninstall my Norton firewall and everything I have from NIS and put in something else. But I have no idea what to replace it with. What would you do if you were me? Thanks in advance for the help which I hope will be coming my way.

Answer:NIS and Oulook Incompatability

The tech from Charter was stringing you a line, probably because he didn't have
an answer for you.

I'm not too familiar with (or fond of) of Norton products, but you could start by
having a look here...........

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i have to separate email accounts and am using outlook 2002 (xp).How do i make it so that i have 2 separtae folders fopr each account?

Answer:oulook xp and inbox's

:(any1 peeple ?

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I am installing Outlook 2007 on my little Netbook since the export and importing of my contacts from Outlook 2007 on my desktop wouldn't go into Outlook Express on my netbook.

Netbook only has an 8GB SSD and 6.5 of that is Windows XP Home.

Is there a way to get the contacts from 2007 into Outlook Express with just a few clicks?

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Question: oulook express

how do I use wanadoo via outlook express for my emails as I have to go on line each time I want to write an email using wanadoo

Answer:oulook express

click here=$solution_id&groupId=1&directSolutionLink=3&gotoLink=0&page=&clusterName=DefaultCluster&docType=1006&docPropValue=kb226...alB

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Question: oulook 2002

all incoming mail is going to deleted items
how do i stop this

Answer:oulook 2002

Check that you do not have any Rules set up to automatically move incoming mail directly into your deleted items folder. 'Tools' -> 'Rules Wizard'.

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Question: Links in Oulook

I get a lot of emails which i download into outlook daily.  Each email has a link that I have to click on...this can be very tedious when you have over 100 emails.  Is there a way in which I can jump to those links automatically without clicking on it then grab the data I want from that site.  I was looking into VBA with outlook.  Anyone has any suggestions? Thanks in advance

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After installing the latest Windows XP updates Outlook freezes when typing and then puts all the words in a split second. Went back to a restore point and all OKAny help appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Oulook freezes

And what OS are you operating?

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User cannot delete items in the personal folder in Outlook. Receives the following message: "The messenging interface has returned an unknown error". Any suggestions?

Answer:Oulook Personal Folders

Microsoft Support turns up a few hits.

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Question: oulook 2003 issue

see attached

I get that when clicking any links in an email. This started happening out of the blue

Answer:oulook 2003 issue

Give this a try and see if it works

DefaultBrowser allows you set the default web browser for your user profile in Windows XP

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Please help When I type in Microsoft Word or outlook the cursor jumps to a different point.

Answer:Microsoft Word/Oulook

And in what way would this affect your experience? Could you perhaps be more specific as to what the problem is ?

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I have recently started running outlook 2002 with windows 7. Each time I open outlook I have to reinsert the password despite having ticked the box for password retention. I have tried looking for the *.pst files in windows 7 but failed. Would I lose all my outlook data if I reinstall outlook over the top of the current installation? Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Oulook does not retain password

This may help MS Support but there are known problems with Outlook 2002 and Vista and W7 and the solution is probably to stop using very out of date software and go for a newer version of Outlook or use Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird instead.

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I created a rule in Outlook to automatically delete incoming mail with a specific word in the header. This worked well for months, and then failed.On examining the Rules dialog, I find this rule unticked, and now bearing a legend I've not seen before: its a small icon bearing a crossed hammer and spanner.I can find no reference to this anywhere.Any ideas?ThanksPhilip

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Hi all,
when i send en email with an attachment the attachment is appearing twice in my sent items and the recipient is receiving the attachment twice.
Any suggestions please?


Which version of Outlook and how are you attaching the attachments?

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I am fixing a PC for a friend and he is using outlook express on windows XP. He has two e-mail accounts one with BT open world which came with his internet account and one with Talk21. When receiving mail on the BT open world account 2 out of 3 times it will work fine but on the third time, a box appears asking for the password - click OK and it receives the mail. Why does this box only appear some of the time?Also he can't send e-mails on either account at all the same box appears every time asking for password.All the details are entered in correctly.Please else this PC will be going through the window.

Answer:Oulook express and passwords

Does he have the passwords for these accounts?

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Outlook 2007 when I click on an email it sends it to the task bar minimised but will not let me open itAny ideas?Vista ultimateThanks

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Ok, I like the read receipt function, but I need a way for it to tell us every hour who has yet to respond/read an e-mail. So that if the manager sends out an important message that he needs to make sure everyone has read, he will be reminded that someone hasn't been checking email.

Is there a way to do this in oulook?

Answer:Oulook in Exchange Environment

I'm gonna say no.... my reasoning is I dont have to send you a read receipt even if you request one thus its not trackable..but there maybe something on the admin level of the exchange server but I dont think in the client

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What is the best way to transfer the e-mails and address book etc to a new computer from an old one?

Answer:Hotmail & Oulook Express

If you are using hotmail on OE, you'll find that the folders and emails are duplicated on the server, check on the web mail on to make sure. When you set up the account on the new computer it will synchronize and download all your folders and emails.If you are using the OE address book you can export the address book to a file, click on the address book, go to file you'll find export, click on it and follow the wizard.

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My IE and outlook quit after about 5 minutes and I have to reboot to start them again. Heres my logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:08:20 AM, on 12/4/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexmarkPrinTray] PrinTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM TOOLBAR\AIMBAR.DLL/aimsearch.htm
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} -
O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - Read more

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Hello all,

I've had this problem for a little while and usually i'd reformat my hard drive and start again to get rid of it but it's driving me nuts so i just want to get to the bottom of it. Bottom line is my html emails and 'Html Help' both take about a minute to load. I don't have a problem with text emails or Internet Explorer and i get this problem with Outlook XP, Outlook 2003, Outlook Express and Html Help (you know the one i mean, when you're in a program and decide to look at the program's help).

At first i thought this was to do with Windows Messenger and from within Outlook i've disabled Windows Messenger - didn't work, so i disabled it from my computer using gpedit.msc- didn't work. My PC is totally free from spyware, it's virus free and i even went through Task Manager and checked up every process the PC was running through Google.

The other thing is when i quit Outlook, the Outlook tray icon will sit there and i can't get rid of it until i reboot/log off my machine.

I'm clueless and frustrated, what's wrong with my PC?



Answer:Html Help and Oulook problem

Hi, i wanted to update you, i made a new discovery. In Outlook once i've opened an html email i can switch between other html emails just fine, it's when i switch to a plain text email that it starts to freeze up. And i've also worked out that it takes 2 minutes EXACTLY to switch between the two email formats. It also takes 2 minutes to open up 'HTML Help'.

Strange huh? What would cause this exact 2 minute delay?

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My client has Outlook 2000 - when she attaches a file to the email it shows that it is attached - she sends it to a number of other people on her network and nobody receives the attachment. If she browses to file and right clicks and selects "send to - mail recipient" everyone receives it. Any clues?

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I've just loaded a dvd rom of works suite 2004. No outlook express seems to have showed up; what have I done wrong? (the dvd is genuine micrOsoft)

Answer:oulook express missing

Outlook Express is not part of Works. It should have been installed when Windows was installed.Have a look in Start (All)Programs.

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something happened to my OUTLOOK EXPRESS icon instead of the normal icon with the blue arrows around it it's now a plain thing. Can i get it back to the way it supposed to be. I have tried locating it but it ain't there. Only all the other icons are. Could i download the icon?

Answer:Oulook Express Icon gone - it's different

Did a reboot fix the problem?

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I am unable to delete unwanted e-mails any ideas

Answer:oulook express problem

Outlook versionand any error messages you get

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I am having a problem with outlook 2002, when i close it, and i go to processes, it is still running, even though its closed. this wouldn't be to much of a problem but one time i left my computer on for about 3 days and i looked at the processes tab and there were about 25 outlook.exe's open, any idea how to clean this up?

Answer:oulook not closing fully?

do you have any plugins installed for outlook?

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How can I change the format of the Date when using OE. My formattted date at the moment is as follows: I would prefer to have a different style as I find this confusing. Have tried several ideas using Edit, View, Layout,Columns etc. but no joy.Any help much appreciated.Thanks, Aitch

Answer:Oulook Express Date

Have a look at this and see if it helps click here

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hi guys

anyone having this problem witch i annoying.

activating SMOOTH SCROLL does not change anything this time (or desactivating)




Answer:Scrolling gone again (IE, Oulook, Excel etc)

yes. its also bugged on my computer. what ive noted it stops working for some time when going to a certain web-pages. whole scrolling gets disabled and only restarting browser will help with that issue.

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Computer: Dell dimension 4400, xp home sp2, outlook 2007

error signature:
app. name: oulook.exe
app.version: 12.0.6023.5000
app.stamp: 46574050
mod name: ntdll.dll
mod.ver: 5.1.2600.2180
mod.stamp: 411096b4
fdebug: 0
offset: 000114b6

The error occured after Office 2007 was installed and contacts and mail was imported from oulook express after already being transfered out of office 2003. the program will not start now or hangs when attempting to open. it offers to send an error report but when the report gets sent its says update, but it does not fix the issue. I am clueless, anyone please!

Answer:error for oulook 2007

I would check the profile path and see their is a legitimate PST file.

C:\Documents and Settings\(Your Login name accessing Outlook)\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

PST is stored there. But also 2007 installs that darn Biz Contact Manager SQL service. Sometimes that service goes haywire or by accident people turn it off under "Start>Run>Msconfig" I had lots of errors with Biz Contanct Manager with Outlook 2003 and also 2007. MS should dump it, I can see the added database ability in indexing your contacts and grouping them. But who cares really if it slows down performance and causes errors more than it helps? It also stores separately than the PST file.

Generally you can troubleshoot most Outlook problems by remembering two simple things, when outlook is thinking and can't access something it wants; it will simply give an error and not do what you'd like. Not being able to backup or import is a case of the association of the PST data file not accessing right in most cases. And cryptic errors are generally a service problem that was not installing correctly or is dependent on a service that is not running correctly. PST can be checked with my above path listed and generally even if you system is looking if you have admin rights you can copy it directly from the folder source regardless if outlook is behaving or not. Check to see if Outlook 2007 installed the biz contact manager, it's generally at the bottom below most other... Read more

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Question: oulook 2007 outbox

when i send a email through outlook 2007 it sends it to the outbox,then i have to open up outlook and send it?why can't it send it straight away?..strange?..

Answer:oulook 2007 outbox

See if this works -
{From memory...}

Outlook >Tools > Options > Mail Setup > Send / Receive > Tick "Send immediately when connected" > Apply

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Calender reminders keep popping up after being dismissed.Tried deleting several old appointments but the reminder still pops up.

Answer:Oulook reminders keep coming

Hi Is this Microsoft Outlook and not outlook express?If you double click on the reminder it will ask if you want that occasion or the series if you set one.There's a tick box to the left of the minutes option that will disable the reminders, if you haven't selected the series then it only disables that occasion.HTHJim

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Recently had to do system recovery to stabilize my computer (HP w/ XP). I have two problems now. (1) Outlook Express allows me to receive, but not send emails [times out when tried], (2) IE7 seems to be damaged. I can access some websites, slowly, but not others. A good example of this is ebay where I have no problem getting to the website or doing a search. I can get a list of related auctions, but cannot open the individual auctions. Same with AOL. I can access AOL Home, get to the sign in (though very very slowly), and can even view the email in-basket, but cannot open anything (bad website note). Deleting cookies, and completing a IE7 reset to the default settings didn't work.

I can access Yahoo, but cannot sign in for the same reason.

I downloaded another copy of IE7, not yet installed, and am prepared to install it if I have to delete my existing IE program. I have similar problems with Opera, Safari, & Foxfire.

I deleted the firewall program (Mcafee Security Suite) in case that was the problem (perhaps also corrupted), but got no change.


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A problem has just started to happen on my Outlook account. Messages stay in my outbox but have actually been sent. I tried the repair software, scanpst.exe, I downloaded and installed SP3, I deleted the messages from the outbox and from the deleted folder and then sent a new message and the same thing happens. It gets sent but still shows up in my outbox. Help! This is driving me nuts.



Answer:Oulook Office XP Pro - Outbox

Is your mail account a POP mail account or are you on and Exchange server or other email program like Hotmail.

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I'm running outlook express and I do love it but I've had this issue before and I believe it's because I have SO many messages. When it sends a message I get an error, and it DOESN'T say what the error is. The message actually gets sent but then STAYS in my outbox and repeatedly gets sent over and over until I delete it. This has happened before to me. The only way I was able to fix it was to DELETE my SENT box. Reopen and have outlook express generate a new one, but right now, I have several folders branching OFF my sent file i.e. sent old, or sent 2006. If I delete my sent box, will it delete all of the folders branching OFF my sent box????
Thats my first question

My second question is; I'm certainly open to other mail programs. What I'm looking for is a mail program that would let me specify ACCEPTABLE INCOMING addresses so if someone WASN'T on a certain list, they wouldn't be allowed to email me. Does anyone know an email program like that?

Thanks so much!!! Maryann

Answer:Oulook Express issue

For #1 - probably dbx corruption - read here;

For #2 - you can specify mailers you don't want to receive from by adding them to your Mail/Tools/Message Rules/blocked senders list. This just basically routes their mail right to the dump.

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For a month or so now, when I try to reply to my sisters e-mail address wich is thru AOL, I get the following error message:

Microsoft Word is set to be your E-Mail editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook e-mail editor will be used instead.

Then when i hit "send" - outlook locks up and i have to start all over.
this only happens with her e-mail address ([email protected])

this is the info displayed for each program:
MS Outlook 2003 (11.8118.8132) SP2
MS Word 2003 (11.8134.8132) SP2

this is aggrevating as it only happed with her e-mail. I want to blame it on AOL

any suggestions on how to fix?

Answer:Oulook 2003 Errors with AOL - please help

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Hi,Originally when I viewed my e-mails the screen was split in two.The left side contained the e-mails,the right side was the contents of the e-mail when opened.Now I have one screen with the following toolbar From-Subject-Received-Size.Any tips please.Cheers

Answer:microsoft oulook 2003

View > Reading Pane > Right

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I would like to create a custom rule in Outlook to move emails without string

to a folder called "noreference",

exept when it has been sent to [email protected] and [email protected]

How can I make this macro/VBA code?


Answer:Custom Oulook Rule (VBA)

you should be able to set that up under the standard rule set
what version of outlook are you using

no need for a macro or VBA - unless i misunderstand the requirement

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I have an old computer with only a 4 gb hard drive and I'm running out of room. I don't have hardly anything installed on it so I searched for what was taking up all the room and I found these dbx files in an outlook express folder one was sent messages and one was trashed messages, each took up 270 megabytes. Does anyone know why these files are so huge? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Oulook Express DBX File

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Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this problem: I am using Win XP and when I try and open IE7 it says page cannot be displayed, I also get an error message when accessing Outlook Express but I'm sure that is because it cannot get an internet connection. My laptop and other pc are all working fine. I have a wireless router connected to my Cable Modem. The router is setup for DHCP and this is working fine, when I do a IPCONFIG on my pc which is not working, it is picking up the correct IP address, subnet and gateway from the router, I can also ping the router and get a reply back, so the PC is seeing the router OK. If I ping Google I get a reply and if I ping its IP Address I also get a reply, so am I correct in thinking that dns is working ok ? Someone suggested that I should try netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt. I have tried this and it made no difference after a re-boot. I'm now wondering if it something to do with the host file on the PC ? If anyone has any thoughts on why this does not work, I would be most happy to hear from you.Many Thanks.

Answer:No Internet or Oulook Express

not sure if it is relevant have a look at the post I have just made "internet connection problem"

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I have a friend who is using outlook 2k and an exchange server. A person's mailbox who no longer works there is in her outlook and i try to close it but it says to go into the services to remov ethe mailbox. I did that, but only see her exchange profile in there.
Can't seem to figure this one out. Anyone's help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:oulook 2K cannot remove mailbox

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I am running outlook express v6 on windows XP and suddenly I cannot access the deleted items folder and it wont let me delete any further messages. I've tried to open the folder but it comes up with low disk space or low memory but i dont think thats an issue on my system.any ideas?

Answer:oulook delete blocked

Try File > Folder > Compact All Folders to free up space in the mail store.

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For the past few days I can't get my email. I'm using Outlook Express.
Every time I try to download my email. I get the following message:

An unknown error has occurred. Account: '[email protected]', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C0133. Does someone have some advice as to the problem. I have some email's that are important that I have to get to but I consistently get this message that pops up. I appreciate in advance anyone who can help or at least explain the problem. Thanks

p.s. I will check on my husband's computer to hopefully see any replies there may be.

Answer:Can't Get Oulook Express Mail

Sounds like your incomming mail settings are not right . . Roadrunner support can help you set them up corectly.

In the meantime, you can access your email via the RoadRunner Website

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I have Exchange Server 2003. I am looking at replacing many copies of Microsoft Office with Open Office 2.3. However, OO does not have an email client. I need one that will work within my LAN, no outside contact. So, it has to use MAPI (I think). Is there anything on the Open Source horizon?

Answer:exchange - oulook replacement

Mozilla Thunderbird - free, and works with Exchange server.

However, TB doesn't have a calendar built in. So, to avoid irritating your users, you might try Evolution which is a freeware clone of Outlook, but I'm not sure how well it works on Windows.

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OK, specs first...Windows XP upgraded with all recommended updates...AMD XP2600+, 1gig ddr ram, 40 gig hdd, onboard geforce4...Ok now the problem....I'm very new to XP so please be gentle...I've recently installed XP and done all the updates, and ever since then Outlook Express takes age to load...It works ok, when it finally loads....Any thoughts anyone?

Answer:Windows XP and Oulook Express V6

First things first use the System File Checker tool to scan all of the protected files on your computer:Click Start, and then click Run.In the Open box, type sfc /scannow, and hit enter. This should repair any files that have become corrupted or have been damaged in the upgrade.Chris

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While using Oulook Calander 2003 I could change the color of events as I completed them. Even if they were reoccuring events, I changed the color of each individual event as they were completed. This way with just one glance at my calander I could see what was left to be done.

But in 2007, I so far have not found a way to do this. If I try to change the color of one incidence of a reoccuring event it will only change the entire series, and this does not help me at all.

Does anyone know a way that I could change the color of one incidence of a reoccuring event in Outlook Calander 2007, or in some way flag or mark it as completed?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Oulook Calander 2007

I'm not sure if a setting would be included in this or not. Worth a look

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Everytime I open my emails - after each received e-mail I get something come up on the screen that only allows one e-mail to be received at a time. I have to press the cross in the corner to get rid of it and then one more e-mail comes through -- and so on. This also happens when I want to send an e-mail.

The message that comes up is as follows:

WebProxy.exe.EntryPoint not found.

x The procedure entry point? [email protected]@@[email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link library

I am very confused by this... as i cannot work it out myself i was hoping someone else could help me!

Answer:Solved: Oulook Error Help

that process is part to the Panda antivirus program. If u have Panda try disabling it and see if that clears the error.

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hi guys my names tristan and ive got a problem with outlook. i get an error message that says "business contact manager for outlook database cannot be loaded. this action cannot be completed becuase business contact manager cannot access the database. specified SQL Server not found: tcp:YOUR-8ABC512DA0\MICROSOFTSMLBIZ,56183. Do you want to change the database configuration?" if i click no it runs ok but if i click yes it opens up all sorts of things that i dont understand. could anyone lend some advice? any help greatly appreciated, tristan.

Answer:oulook 2003 bcm problem

If you don't use Business Contact Manger, you can uninstall it through add/remove programs in the control panel. Hope this helps.

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I have just moved onto W7 and Outlook express no longer works.I have 2 email address that I would like to keep separate, as you could do on Outlook express.Can this be done with outlook or another email client?

Answer:Oulook and different email address's

You can with windows live mail I have 3 seperate e-mail addresses on there.

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May be a daft question but please can someone tell me what is the difference between outlook & outlook express

Answer:oulook & outlook express

click here

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i want to format, but would like to save my contacts list that i have in outlook.
how do i save it so i can get it back after the format.


Answer:oulook address book

Everything is stored in your PST file. Here's a link explaining how to find it.

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I would like to know if there is a way to stop forwarding all the previous email adresses with an email that you are passing on. It doesn't seem right to pass everybody's address around like that and I would like to know how without having to highlight them and then delete. Is there a way to prevent this in the options tab that I'm missing? Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Oulook Express-Forwarding

When you click on forward you can then just highlight the addresses in the body of the message by holding down your left mouse button...drag across and down until all the addresses are highlighted, release the mouse button and tap your delete key. All gone!

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We had a short power outage. Now, outlook 2007 cannot even opened. I was asked if I wanted to open it in a safe mode, due to improperly shut down. I clicked yes, but nothing happened. It was running some kind of repair procedures, but once the procedures were done, the outlook is still unable to be opened.

Then, I ran Scanpst. I was informed that everything was repaired. However, the program can't be opened still. The lower right hand corner for Microsoft Outlook has been always crossed (with an x over it) ever since the power outage.

Please advice me. What can I do to get the program back ? Thanks

Answer:Oulook 2007 quit working

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Hi everyone.
I have an email account which I use for my business. Recently I purchased a Windows 10 laptop and have been trying to integrate my account as much as possible.
This brings me to Cortana. I've tried to connect my Office 365 service (same email) so Cortana can manage my Outlook calendar. However, I keep getting informed that:
"Cortana Experience with O365 isn't in our system
Make sure you typed your email address correctly. It usually looks like [email protected] or [email protected]"
How do I get around this? How can Office 365 not recognise an account?
Cheers and thanks in advance.

Answer:How to integrate Cortana into Oulook calendar

No experience with Cortana + O365, but this might help
Keep us updated, kay?

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Am having a problem with Outlook 2002. Mail from one account is downloading into another account. It depends which account I open first. There is a third account which is completely unaffected. System has worked fine for months but am unaware what has been changed to cause problem. Would really appreciate some help on where to start.
Thank you.

Answer:Mixed up mail - Oulook 2002

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Sometimes (not always) when I click on "NEW" in order to create a new email the new email would not appear in the front of the screen as the active window, instead it remains in the background and even if I click in the task bar on the icon of the new window it would still not show up in front, the only solution I have is to minimize the main outlook window and only then I'm able to write the new email.


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I have been adding the senders of any spam received to the blocked senders list in Outlook Express. The list had grown to over 200.All of a sudden they were no longer there, so I assumed that I had mistakenly clicked to delete them. However I now find that this cannot be the reason as the names I add only stay on the list for the day I do it. Is there an answer to why things have changed and how can I revert to the former position?

Answer:Oulook Express Blocked Senders

I think there is a limit to the number of entries in OE folders.

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Hi all

Having a rather annoying problem with outlook express. It will contact mail server and download messages with no trouble at all but when I actuall come to view the said message, nothing!
The message contents appear to be empty in the preview panel and when I open the message itself I get the same thing, just a blank page. Have tried reinstalling WINXP SP2 as I was informed this would help but still nothing at all. Microsoft support doesnt seem to cover the issue either, no surprises there. Any solution to this would be greatly appreciated as I use my Email a hell of a lot

Answer:Oulook Express message content

Which version of Internet Explorer are you using? You might consider downloading and installing IE 7, which is still a Beta but almost ready for general release. I am very happy with it, and it could cure your OE problem with the updated version.

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I get email from my ISP (MSN) but I have it directed to Outlook Express.

I just recently encrypted my Router via WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]... and now my email does the following:

Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: '', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12029, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

Windows XP Home Edition, SP3
Netgear WGT 624 V.3 (wireless)
McAfee Security Center

My account settings are "Any Available Connection". I did try setting up a more specific connection, but the problem persisted.

Any tips?

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Outlook 2007 says it is working on test. The test email, or indeed any other email, however is not received. If I go back to Vista the test email is there. I have disabled my antivirus and allowed outlook through the W7 firewall but still not emails received.

Answer:Oulook 2007 mail not received

via webmail? It's worth checking to see if it's in the mailbox. If it is, something's obviously adrift at your end. I use Outlook 2007 with Windows 7, and it works perfectly, so I'm sure we can sort it out; do the webmail check first, though.

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while learning more and more about Outlook and Outlook Express, i learned that there was a feature under the "advanced" tab in account options to LEAVE A COPY OF MESSAGE ON THE SERVER... this was exactly what i was looking to do because several people must be able to access the mail from one account (shared account) i have to set up several people's computer to use Outlook / Outlook Express, and I am having difficulty getting it to "leave a copy of message on the server" because the first time i set up outlook, it automatically connects to the server during setup and i can't get to the advanced options until after i go through the setup process.

i know this question may be long and wordy and not that easy to try to figure out, but i guess my question is this...

how can i get to that advanced tab to set the preference to "leave a copy of the message on the server"... before the account is set up, so that it leaves the copy the first time it actually connects?

Answer:Outlook / Oulook Express Qustion...?

Disconnect from the network and enter your settings first.

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I'm running Outlook (from Office 2000) on WXP.Since transferring from a W98 setup on a second HDD I have multiple Personal Folders in Outlook resulting from various attempts to get Outlook to save e-mails on a partition other than the one the OS sits on.This was due to my not appreciating, when using the configuration wizard, at set-up, that these files were going to Local Settings etc on the OS partition.I cannot get rid of these extra Personal Folders and start again from scratch - I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Outlook (having removed the relevant offending .pst files) but Outlook comes back just the same each time.Any ideas please??

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My Partner and I are unable to log on to outlook/hotmail web mail.
We keep getting the following message:

Is this anything I should be worried about or is it just a problem with the web server and I should not worry?

Thanks There is a problem with this website's security

Hmm. According to Firefox: uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is only valid for

(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

( I typed in a URL of and it redirected to I'd suggest something's up with it.

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Ok-email address got harvested and is being used for spam. No problem. I'll change my account. I use outlook express 6 on my home computer to harvest the emails off of the server. It then saves them in my outlook express folder in .dbx(I think) format. My question- if I change the email account to the NEW address, when save that info, will it change the individual string where it saved my old messages and keep me from seeing them when I open the new account? Or will I have to write down the folder and go back and find them? Or(and I've already done this) go to the folder now and make a copy of all the files and import them into the NEW outlook express folder to be able to look at them. Don't want to loose 4 years of emails. Mike.

Answer:Changing account in oulook express-

Thanks for the update."I hate it when people don't come back and either report what THEY did of if somebody's answer helped them"So do we who answer regularly.

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Have just installed windows 10 and forgot to export my Outlook contacts.
But i do have an Acronis full backup of my C: disc.

I have Googled for where to find my outlook contacts but in my contacts folder on the backup i just have an init file.
Have Microsoft placed my contacts somewhere else? Please help me before i go crazy!

I have tried exporting my gmail contacts and importing them into Outlook but i just get blank posts.

Answer:Where is my Oulook 2013 contacts saved?

Search Engines are really great tools. Always search first in this forum or If you cannot find, use your favorite search engine.

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Having a nightmare trying to fix this!!!

Using Outlook express 6 and when trying to print an email along the top of the print out it should say the name of the person who received the mail. But it is saying the persons name who used to use this PC.

I have checked the properties of the account and normally in the "name" feild is where you would change this to the new user, but it is already changed but still prints with the old name.

I have looked everywhere for this old name in all the settings but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help me solve this brainteaser?

Answer:Oulook Express Printing Header

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We have Outlook 2007 & want to update to latest Outlook.
Is it 2013?

Any problems with this version?

Answer:Oulook 2013 = is latest version

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I keep getting the following message while clicking on a link in the reading pane of Outlook: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your System Admin."

Well, I am the Admin and I've checked every conceivable setting in Outlook and my browsers (both firefox and explorer) and it still can't figure out what the problem is.

I am behind a Linksys wireless "WRT54GS" router.

This started happening a few days ago and I haven't loaded any new programs.

Any help would be appreciated.



Answer:Oulook reading pane hyperlinks

Check out this link:

Search Google.

Note: This link didn't seem to work in Firefox. It may just be in my browser, but if Firefox cuts off half the page open the link up in IE.

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I'm trying to send a file to a friend however he can't open the attachment as his Outlook has blocked it. What does he need to do his end to allow these types if files through temporarily?Thanks

Answer:Oulook Attachment Security Settings? exe, zip etc.

If it's Outlook click hereIf Outlook Express, Tools/Options, Security tab.

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When Outlook opens all panes are visible but nothing works, including menu toolbar - so can't use 'detect and repair'

When looking in 'task manager' - applications, it indicates two instances of Outlook are open, both showing as not responding.

I've tried scanpst - no luck
I've tried opening in safe mode - opens but hangs
I notice that I have a a prefetch entry, which whem I delete is replaced by another file

becoming very frustrated, not overly technical so help needed

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I have set up a distribution list to send one email to several recipients. Is it possible to configure the email in such a way that each recipient is unaware of the others ie in the "to" box it only shows the individual recipient's name and not the whole distribution list. Thanks Mike

Answer:Distribution list using Oulook 2003

Put one recipient in the To: box, the others in the Bcc: box. Bcc = Blind Carbon Copy.

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I am using windows XP home edition and use outlook express for email purposes.

When i try to close down outlook express, the following error message comes up.
'msimn.exe Apllication error

The instruction at "0x77f53659" referenced memory at "0x007f4b54". The memory could not be written.

Click on OK to terminate the program'

Anyone know what this is?

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Just installed Outlook 2007 having previously used Outlook 2003. Using Windows XP Professional
Copied across all my files and e-mails, contacts, tasks, etc alls eem to have been carried over fine.
However I had about 400 reminders in my reminders window and now there are only 60. Does this mean that there is a setting restricting the number of remindesr being shown or have I "lost" some of them in the transfer?
Any ideas gratefully recieved.
Thank you

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I just got a new laptop running Vista Basic and would like to know if it is possible to install Outlook Express?? I have read it is no longer supported by MS.

I have set up Outlook, but loved the feature in OE that I could create a new mail for multiple sending?s, i.e. Job application and CV.
And its a simple program to use :D
If so, where can I safely download this?


Is there another programme where I can use a similar facility?


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Hi! I have tried to figure out how to correct this, but figure it must be more involved than I think. When I open my Outlook Express 6.0, my Outlook page looks different. It says "Outlook Info" instead of "Outlook Express for Johnston8200." When I run my cursor over "Popular Searches" on that page (entertainment, DVD, Sports, Bad Credit, etc.) and also run it over "Contacts" (Open Address Book and Find People), a web site called appears. The website has even taken over my homepage for IE several times. Along with this, I am getting MANY porn pop-ups. I have even had xxx sites download themselves. Do you have any idea how I can fix my OE page and block the nasty porn ads???

Answer:Oulook Express Page Replaced

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