As I said I did the exact same thing on the other laptop and when I click on it OE compose mail window comes up. That way I don't have to open OE every time I want to send an email, especially when I'm on the net. I can't understand why it works on one XP and not the other. But there is another diff I found when I tried to import the addresses into the Toshiba XP. The export on the Compaq was .csv file, but the Toshiba only listed .wab file to import. I imported is as 'other address book' and it said it imported it but I could never find it. When I tried to import it again it said it was already there, but I still couldn't find it. Couldn't understand why one XP is .csv and the other is .wab?????? Weird!
Hope someone here understands OE and working with the reg more than me. Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!