Whether you get your Outlook Express account back or have to start over, be sure to export/save your address book. It is best to save it some place other than the hard drive. That way if something happens to the program, it can easily be replaced.
While uninstalling some spyware, I accidently clicked uninstall Outlook Express. Since I have yet to reboot, I am hoping that I can cancel or avoid the uninstallation. At worst, is there a way to save the old emails and contacts?