Outlook Express question

By halo71
Nov 16, 2005
  1. Maybe I am an ***** here....But the other night I was board and opened Outlook on my computer. To my surprise it was populated with my email. And I don't even use Outlook! How did it get configured this way? And how do I stop it, just uninstall Outlook?

    Thanks for any input.....
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    The easiest way is just to uninstall it (as part of M$-Office).

    When you installed Office (probably as per the recommended way), it came with it and configured itself based upon your Outlook Express settings.

    Both O and OE should be removed and replaced by Mozilla Thunderbird.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +599

    How did it get configured this way? And how do I stop it, just uninstall Outlook​
    good question. You may wish to keep Outlook (which is different from Outlook Express) for the Calendar and Contacts features.

    To stop Outlook from accessing your email:
    use menu tools->accounts
    delete all Mail accounts but the default
    on the default->properties
    there's a box at the bottom, clear the check mark, "Include this account ..."​

    To stop Outlook Express: follow the same instructions above.

    Many users are recommending Thunderbird for email. What are you using?
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,090

    I see many recommendations to use Thunderbird. Guess I'm just lazy, never tryed it. I am currently using my ISP's email, bellsouth.

    Maybe I will try Thunderbird. My wife hates BellSouths email service anyways. She "was" always use to AOHell. She is still mad that I got rid of them 2 years ago!

    Thanks for the advice.....

    (forgot to mention, I have never used Outlook or Outlook Express.)
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