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    Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200 and WinMe

    I received an MSN 8.0 CD in the mail and chose to install Internet Explorer 6.0, not MSN 8.0. IE 6.0 and OE 6.0 would not access the

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Do you mean forwarded messages or attachments? The paperclip refers to attachments.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Hi, St John ~

    You can open '.eml' files with OE.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    The forwarded message is an attachment. I click on the paperclip and I have a popup window with two options; save attachments, and, the name of the forwarded message. I click on the name of the message and a new window popsup with a title of "Open Attachment Warning". A little lower in the window it sez "opening filename.eml". Further down in the window are two choices "open it" and "save it to disk". I select "open it" and click the OK button. The window disappears and nothing further happens. So I cannot open a forwarded message and I cannot open it as an attachment. I suppose the answer to your question is all in how one wishes to define terms.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Please see my reply to post 243379. If I save the forwarded message to disk and double click on it, OE opens just as it closed last time and does not load and display the saved "filename.eml" file.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Hi, St John ~

    You will have to either run the 'Msimn' executable file with the '/reg' option to force Outlook Express to re-register its file types, re-register the '.eml' file type in 'My Computer' or both.

    To run the 'Msimn' executable file with the /reg option, do this:<UL><LI>Get offline, close all OE windows<LI>Close all IE windows<LI>Right-click & exit Messenger from your system tray icon<LI>'Start' > 'Run' > type msimn /reg > 'OK'[/list]To reregister the '.eml' file type:<UL><LI>Double-click 'My Computer' > 'Tools' > 'Folder Options...'
    <LI>Click the 'File Types' tab<LI>Under 'Registered file types:', select 'EML' > 'Advanced' button<LI>Select 'open' > 'Edit...' button<LI>Under 'Application used to perform action:', copy & paste or enter this exactly, including spaces, quotes and all:<UL><LI>"C:Program FilesOutlook ExpressMSIMN.EXE" /eml:%1[/list]<LI> Check 'Use DDE'<LI>Under 'Application:', enter msimn<LI>Under 'Topic:', enter System<LI>Click 'OK' > 'OK' > 'Apply' > 'OK'[/list]

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Close !!! Real Close !!! I am able to open forwarded messages now (but I 'have to go thru hoops'). Your instructions to reregister the '.eml' file type did not 'quite' match popup windows and options as they showed up on my computer. I am using WinMe. Could your instructions possibly be for another version of Windows?

    I applied both of your suggesttions to reregister the '.eml' file type. Perhaps I went too far and should have tried one suggestion at a time. Anyway, thank you!

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    St John ~

    I was referring to XP, but in WinME, I am sure you can view, select, add, delete & edit registered file types from the 'File Types' tab. After the 'Advanced' button once you select 'EML' under 'Registered file types:', you should be able to carry on from there. They are the same up to that point and from there I'm unsure and have no WinME reference. I took my WinME to the skeet range after 7 months. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> It shoud be very similar. Be careful with the instructions and on some info pay special attention to the spaces and punctuation.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Bruce

    My procedure was essentially what you suggest. And it worked well enough that OE is useful again. Again, thank you.

    I presume that you had OE 5.x before Win XP. Is there enough difference to make it worthwhile for me to download OE 6.0?

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Hi, St John ~

    OE6 has added some security features. You can block executable attachments, compressed files or visual basic scripts commonly associated with e-mail virii. Another feature will alert you anytime an application tries to access your OE address book & attempts to send e-mail from your account which is a favorite dirty trick of virus writers.

    OE6 makes it harder for you to access your Hotmail account if you have one. OE5.5 had an easy-to-find menu option where you could add your Hotmail account to OE for offline perusing. OE6 discourages this integration, but you can add Hotmail access through the 'Accounts' dialog box.

    You are probably aware the OE is a component of IE and if you want one you will get the other. You can get it here.The difference between IE 5.5 and 6 isn't dramatic, but it's significant. Many changes are subtle and found under the browser's hood. IE6 is filled with small improvements that make using the web simpler & safer for average Web surfers.

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    Re: Cannot read forwarded messages (OE 5.50.4522.1200)

    Loaded IE6. IE6 works fine; but, OE6 gives me a new problem. I click on the paper clip, then a small popup window appears. I click on the envelope, then the open attachment warning window appears. If the extension is ".eml", I click on 'open it' and 'OK'. The attachment window opens and immediately drops to the task bar. An error message pops up saying 'Windows cannot find C:WindowsTemporary Internet FilesContent IE545MNKLM3filename.eml'. Plus a little more info. I click on OK which kills the error message window. I click on the attachment window icon in the task bar and get my attachment. This preceding is the odd part with the new installation of IE6.

    Further info. I have a 40 Gig HD, partitioned C drive 3 Gig which holds only operating system and progs that do not give me the option of where to install, and D drive 36 Gig which holds programs and data. IE6 is on the D drive.

    Anyway, my frustration level is finally low enough that I can sit down and compose this message.

    I had one other problem with the new installation, but searched the archives and found the answer I needed. Don't even remember what it was; something to do with a default setting new to IE6.

    Again, thanks for all the help.

    St John

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