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    Uninstalled OLEXP (IE 5.5)

    Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate. I'm new here. After reading last week's newsletter, I downloaded and applied OfficeXP SP-1. My e-mail starting getting "unable to find server" on both the POP3 and SMTP servers. I confirmed with my ISP (swbell.net) that I had all settings and port assignments correct and deleted and re-added all email addresses to no avail. I then uninstalled OfficeXP and Outlook Express <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15> not knowing that OLEXP is required by Outlook. When I reinstalled OfficeXP from CD, still no e-mail. I tried microsoft.com to get a download and couldn't find it. I tried scanning my ME CD and my OfficeXP CD using OLEXP and Outlook Express and didn't find it. Can someone tell me where to find OLEXP so that I can install it and make Outlook happy? Obviously, I can access the web but no email <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>. I got my forum password from mail2web.com.

    As I said before, I'm a newbie here. Please be gentle! <img src=/S/flags/Texas.gif border=0 alt=Texas width=30 height=18>

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    Re: Uninstalled OLEXP (IE 5.5)

    1) browse the office cd using windows explorer. if you got any earthlink or aol cd's in the mail recently, it's probably on those cd's too. it's in the folder with internet explorer.

    2) are you using zone alarm? it seems to be preventing outlook from accessing the internet correctly.

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    Re: Uninstalled OLEXP (IE 5.5)

    Thanks, MaryJ. I've done that using "OLEXP" and "Outlook Express" as search arguments but turned up nothing. Can you suggest other strings to search for?

    Yes, I am using ZoneAlarm; but I wasn't having any problems until SP-1 was installed. I'll uninstall it, but I'm at a loss for finding OLEXP.

    BobH

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    Re: Uninstalled OLEXP (IE 5.5)

    i'd just browse the cd using windows explorer and look for folder names that decipher into internet explorer, then look for files inside it that might be outlook express's setup. i think the folder is called iexplorer or something like that and the OE setup is OEsetup.exe. i don't have a cd handy to check though.

    FWIW, the name of the actual exe is msimn, not olexp, but it's likely inside a setup and not searchable.

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    Re: Uninstalled OLEXP (IE 5.5)

    Thanks, MaryJ. I got help on another forum. The relevant information is on microsoft.com under Q287683. I was able to recover my e-mail but it was a little more time consuming than the fix described on their website. I hope this might help others.

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