Trying to setup Outlook Express on my aunt's computer (has to be simple and easy for her) but I'm getting 2 different errors and I haven't been able to find a solution to them yet.
1) When Outlook Express opens (and it's very slow), AIM starts up also. I've checked the options in AIM and Outlook Express and it still starts up.
2) When I close Outlook Express, a message pops up: 'You have unsent messages in your Outbox. Do you want to send them now?' There are no messages and even if I say Yes, it happens the next time I open Outlook Express.
Before doing a lot of changes and you can, I would make a system restore point.
What OS are you(aunt) using? You say slow. What amount of RAM and how old is PC? Do you get actual error codes? When you say set up, did you do a recent install for OE? Moved from IE 6 to IE 7? Have you made sure you have latest updates for current OE? IE6 Updates
. Latest version
for Win XP. Have you done a recent cleanup of hard drive using the Disk Utility? Have you defragged recently?
1) See if you can disable AIM from starting from clicking Start, then Run and typing in msconfig in address window. Click OK and wait for System Config Utility window to come up. Click Startup tab. Scroll through list and uncheck boxes referring to AOL/AIM. Click OK and reboot as requested. After reboot you'll get a notice that you are running in selected mode or something like that. Just check box in lower left corner and click OK. Open OE and see if you have AIM opening at same time. I think you may have to uninstall AIM if this doesn't work for now and it keeps interfering.
2) Try looking at this: Inside Outlook Express
Edited by Major Payne, 13 June 2007 - 06:39 PM.