I have PC's with Win98 and MS office 2000 installed. At the moment .msg files are associated with Outlook 2000, yet outlook 2000 is not installed. Changing the association in Explorer/tools/folder options to Notepad.exe has made no difference. Clearly, Office has a completely non-standard way of association for .msg files and I need to stop this rubbish. Another package, RelayFax has some .msg files designed to be read in windows default (=Notepad, I assume). So how do I stab a non-installed outlook with a stake throught the heart?