Opening attached emails in Outlook Expres

August 16, 2009 at 09:49:59
Specs: Windows XP
When I am sent an attached email, it will open in Notepad which is more difficult to read than if it opened in Outlook Express. What changes do I have to make in order to have these attached emails open in Outlook Express?

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August 19, 2009 at 12:21:00
The attachment does not open in Outlook Express. It is opened by whatever program is associated with the file extension. If you get a file with a .doc extension and you click on it to open then it will open in Microsoft Word. If you don't have word on your computer then it will open in Word Pad. So it sounds like whatever the file extension is on the attachment, it cannot find the associated program to open with so it is defaulting to notepad.

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August 19, 2009 at 13:26:50
azjeffb, I'm assuming that the attachment has a .eml file extension. If it does follow the instructions under "To run the Msimn executable file with the /reg option" at the link below.

OLEXP: Unable to Open EML File Attachments in Outlook Express.

If that doesn't correct the problem click Start>Run and copy & paste or type in (including the quotation marks).

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

Click OK

Note that the spacing is important so a copy & paste is the way to go.

I'm assuming tha C: is the letter of the hard drive that Outlook Express is installed.


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