Outlook 2003 Error message

By lawrenceu88
Feb 5, 2009
  1. Hi,
    Everytime i try to send, reply, or forward an email i get this annoying error message:
    "Microsoft Word is set to be your email editor.
    However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as
    Outlook. The Outlook email editor will be used instead."

    I have done many thing to try and resolve this:
    1. reinstall Office 2003
    2. Help>Detect and Repair
    3. Search for updates (installed updates and rebooted PC)
    4. Tools > Options > Mail format.
    5. Start> Run, Type regsvr32 ole32.dll and click OK

    And nothing seems to work. Anyone have any other ideas?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. lawrenceu88

    lawrenceu88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    This might sound a bit crazy, but try uninstalling OE (let me know if you need help doing this), reboot, repair Outlook, reboot, then reinstall OE (you'll need XP disc for this), reboot. See if Outlook works after this.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Have you read thorugh the Microsoft Knowledge base regarding Outlook. Seems like I recall seeing an explanaiton of the problem there... and what to do about it.
    Outlook is quite impervious to normal meddling.
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