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Can't edit e-mail in Internet Options

by mistfo / March 11, 2004 11:48 AM PST

How do i edit e-mail in IE internet options >programs? Or any other window on the programs page. Clicking on the drop down arrow will not allow me to type in Outlook Express. I'm running XP Pro.
Thanks, Mike

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Re:Can't edit e-mail in Internet Options
by Kees Bakker / March 11, 2004 4:32 PM PST

It should appear indeed, if installed.

Start with Repair IE from Config Panel / Add and remove software.
If that doesn't help, reinstall IE. No need to remove it first. The setup might show nothing bold (indicating there's a newer version), but still select OE for install.


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Re:Re:Can't edit e-mail in Internet Options
by mistfo / March 12, 2004 11:38 AM PST

I've looked everywhere in add/remove and can't find IE or Outlook Express. I dont have Service Pack 1 installed. Will installing IE erase all my current Outlook Express folders? When you state "but still select OE for install" are you referring to Outlook Express and if so is it separate or included with IE installation? Would be nice to just reinstall Outlook Express.

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Re:Re:Re:Can't edit e-mail in Internet Options
by Kees Bakker / March 13, 2004 6:05 PM PST


In my add/remove (Win 98 SE) IE and OE are located under the M of Microsoft. Alphabetically: Microsoft Exchange, Internet Explorer, Office, Outlook Express.
But OE (I mean Outlook Express, indeed) comes with IE, so I don't know why it's separately. However, I didn't click on it.

The current Outlook Express folders will be untouched by installing a Service Pack or reinstalling IE. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to 'backup' them before, just as it wouldn't be a bad idea to do so regularly (or you might lose them if your hard disk fails). They are *.dbx file; search for them with Explorer, and you will easily find them.

The general idea of an IE install is that the setup will list all items, and highlight (bold) the items that are older on your disk than in the update. But you can choose to not install them all. And OE surely is part of it.

Hope this helps,


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Re:Re:Re:Re:Can't edit e-mail in Internet Options
by mistfo / March 14, 2004 4:23 AM PST

Thanks so much for your help. Finally on the road to full recovery,

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