I am running XP Home with teh Service pack installed although this probelm predates the patch. I have Ooffice 97 (yes 97) and Outlook express 6 onmy machine. I would like tos et the default email client to Express but I can't. In the internet options box for this only Outlook is a choice. when I launch Outlook express it offeres me the option of making it my default mail handler but it does not do it. FWIW Outlook express is my default news reader. Any thoughts?