". . . unable to open any text attachments"
what happens? Do you get an error message? If so, what is the message? By the way, Outlook Express is not a mail server, it's a news and email client.
Regarding the IE problem, it is most likely malware. Download, update and run Adaware from http://download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button and Spybot-Search & Destroy from http://www.download.com/3001-8022-10289035.html
I am able to open JPG's, MPG's, WMV's etc., however, I am unable to open any text attachments such as txt, doc etc. I utilize Outlook Express as my mail server.
Also, in Internet explorer, I am currently unable to change my search engine. It's currently www.vaio.net, and I would prefer to have msm.internet explorer.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada