I just installed SP2 on XP and now my email button on my
keyboard goes to a web based mail account and not my Outlook Express. How do I
find the file for OE to insert on my keyboard button?
I’m kind of surprised SP2 affected this setting, but it should be an easy
one to fix.
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The specifics will vary beased on the manufacturer of your keyboard, but it’s likely
that all you need do is fire up Control Panel and double click on the
keyboard item. In there there should be options that will let you configure
the special buttons on your keyboard, including the email button.
To hook up Outlook Express as the mail client for that button you would specify msimn.exe. You’ll probably need the full path, which is typically c:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
Why is Outlook Express’s file “msimn.exe”? Historical reasons. It stands for MicroSoft Internet Mail and News. That’s probably what it was called before they settled on the name “Outlook Express”.