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Outlook Express messages do not open

by 653OldDad / July 24, 2009 12:35 AM PDT

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.

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Re: Outlook Express messages do not open
by Tufenuf / July 24, 2009 12:57 AM PDT

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.


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Outlook Express messages do not open
by 653OldDad / July 24, 2009 1:29 AM PDT

When I open my .eml messages in my other computers the email messages open, not the Outlook Express program itself, which is the case on this machine. I have compared all the settings, one computer against the other. I use Mozilla browser as my default browser on all my computers but on this new computer it came with Internet Explorer 7 and Outlook Express 6 while the other computers have Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express 6.This is the only difference I can see. I'm dumbfounded.

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