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OLEXP: Cannot Copy Information from TechNet to Outlook Express

Article ID: 248266

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 2

This article was previously published under Q248266

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


When you paste a few words (under 30 chars) from Microsoft TechNet into a new Outlook Express e-mail or news message, no words are pasted. If you try to paste more than 65 words into a new Outlook Express e-mail or news message, you may receive the following error message:

Msimn.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
You will need to restart the program.

An error log is being created.

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


To work around this issue, paste the information into Notepad, then copy the text from Notepad and paste it into the Outlook Express message.

Additional query words: post

Keywords: kbenv kberrmsg kbprb KB248266