Mail Settings - non-OE Installation Question



SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
I don't mean to say this isn't about Outlook Express - rather that I think
it's more a registry/install question.

I have a client who we've just set up domain-webhosting for and now that the
site's gone active I wondered about how to avoid producing a "How To" with
illustrations - the client is a technophobe when it comes to nuts-and-bolts
questions. While I can certainly produce a good tutorial for her with
images showing exactly what she'd see, I wondered if it wouldn't be easier
to just make a .reg file and email it to her to save, exit OE and execute
it. I figure I'm going to be on the phone with her anyway, no matter how
good the doc is, and it occurred to me.

How does one go about this? Thanks.

--
Stephen Goodman
* Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
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Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
On Thu, 12 May 2005 17:06:09 +0100, SP Goodman wrote:

> I don't mean to say this isn't about Outlook Express - rather that I think
> it's more a registry/install question.
>
> I have a client who we've just set up domain-webhosting for and now that the
> site's gone active I wondered about how to avoid producing a "How To" with
> illustrations - the client is a technophobe when it comes to nuts-and-bolts
> questions. While I can certainly produce a good tutorial for her with
> images showing exactly what she'd see, I wondered if it wouldn't be easier
> to just make a .reg file and email it to her to save, exit OE and execute
> it. I figure I'm going to be on the phone with her anyway, no matter how
> good the doc is, and it occurred to me.
>
> How does one go about this? Thanks.

It's difficult to break off OE from the install and not break something
that is IE related. Is there a problem with simply setting a different mail
client as the default (or selecting "none" if going to webmail) in Internet
Options or Set Program Access and Defaults?

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:u6tp1gxVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> On Thu, 12 May 2005 17:06:09 +0100, SP Goodman wrote:
>
>> I don't mean to say this isn't about Outlook Express - rather that I
>> think
>> it's more a registry/install question.
>>
>> I have a client who we've just set up domain-webhosting for and now that
>> the
>> site's gone active I wondered about how to avoid producing a "How To"
>> with
>> illustrations - the client is a technophobe when it comes to
>> nuts-and-bolts
>> questions. While I can certainly produce a good tutorial for her with
>> images showing exactly what she'd see, I wondered if it wouldn't be
>> easier
>> to just make a .reg file and email it to her to save, exit OE and execute
>> it. I figure I'm going to be on the phone with her anyway, no matter how
>> good the doc is, and it occurred to me.
>>
>> How does one go about this? Thanks.
>
> It's difficult to break off OE from the install and not break something
> that is IE related. Is there a problem with simply setting a different
> mail
> client as the default (or selecting "none" if going to webmail) in
> Internet
> Options or Set Program Access and Defaults?

The client isn't very good at menu navigation, and is glad to have the
icon-buttons for Reply etc. She's used to OE. Is it possible to do this
kind of settings-adding via script to the registry? Thx.

--
Stephen Goodman
* Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
* http://www.medialinenews.com
* http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
* http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Post your query to this OE6-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress

It's possible, yes, but...
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP

SP Goodman wrote:
> I don't mean to say this isn't about Outlook Express - rather that I think
> it's more a registry/install question.
>
> I have a client who we've just set up domain-webhosting for and now that
> the site's gone active I wondered about how to avoid producing a "How To"
> with illustrations - the client is a technophobe when it comes to
> nuts-and-bolts questions. While I can certainly produce a good tutorial
> for her with images showing exactly what she'd see, I wondered if it
> wouldn't be easier to just make a .reg file and email it to her to save,
> exit OE and execute it. I figure I'm going to be on the phone with her
> anyway, no matter how good the doc is, and it occurred to me.
>
> How does one go about this? Thanks.

SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Or perhaps in a scripting newsgroup? I figured since this is an XP-specific
and it involves the registry it would apply.

"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uiFvjEzVFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Post your query to this OE6-specific newsgroup:
> news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
>
> It's possible, yes, but...
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP
>
> SP Goodman wrote:
>> I don't mean to say this isn't about Outlook Express - rather that I
>> think
>> it's more a registry/install question.
>>
>> I have a client who we've just set up domain-webhosting for and now that
>> the site's gone active I wondered about how to avoid producing a "How To"
>> with illustrations - the client is a technophobe when it comes to
>> nuts-and-bolts questions. While I can certainly produce a good tutorial
>> for her with images showing exactly what she'd see, I wondered if it
>> wouldn't be easier to just make a .reg file and email it to her to save,
>> exit OE and execute it. I figure I'm going to be on the phone with her
>> anyway, no matter how good the doc is, and it occurred to me.
>>
>> How does one go about this? Thanks.
>


Mail Settings - non-OE Installation Question