Microsoft KB Archive/174810
Outlook Express Requires MSN 2.5 or later
The information in this article applies to:
- The Microsoft Network versions 1.3, 2.0, 2.5, 2.6, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2
Microsoft Outlook Express does not work with MSN, The Microsoft Network, version 2.0 or earlier. To use Outlook Express with MSN, you need to install MSN 2.5 or later.
Microsoft Outlook Express does not work with MSN 2.0 or earlier. To use Outlook Express with MSN, you need to install MSN, version 2.5 or later.
Outlook Express will work with MSN 2.5, 2.6 and 5.x. It will also work with MSN Explorer, though this requires special configuration settings. The default for MSN Explorer does not include Outlook Explorer settings.
To switch your default mail program to Microsoft Outlook or Windows Messaging/Exchange, follow these steps:
- Using the right mouse button, click the Internet Explorer icon, and then click Properties.
- Click the Programs tab.
- In the Messaging area, click the down arrow next to the Mail box.
- Click either Microsoft Outlook or Windows Messaging.
- Click OK.
For information about installing the latest version of MSN, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q174200 How to Install The Microsoft Network Version 2.5
Q159037 MSN Installation and Setup Questions & Answers
Q159870 Questions and Answers About Setting Up the New MSN
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Last Reviewed: October 31, 2000