653OldDad, If those e-mails saved in My Documents, etc have a .eml file extension then when you click on them they should open in Outlook Express. Are you giving enough time after Outlook Express opens? This is strange.
XP Pro Op system. Messages within the Outlook Express program itself open fine. But if a received message is copied/moved to say the desktop or stored in any other place such as in my documents for future reference and then an attempt is made to open the message, clicking on the message to open it, does not open the message but opens the Outlook Express program instead of the message. Right clicking on the message for the drop down menu "Open With" does not offer the Outlook Express option. Please help.