OUTLOOK 98 or OUTLOOK 2000

Run "C:\program files\microsoft office\office\outlook.exe." /checkclient

Answer Yes to:

     Outlook is not currently your default manager for Mail and News.
     Would you like to register Outlook as the default manager?

OUTLOOK 97

Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLIENTS\MAIL

Double-click the <No Name> value in the right hand pane and set it to MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

Navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto

Double-click the <No Name> value in the right hand pane and set it to URL:MailToProtocol
Double-click EditFlags and set this REG-BINARY value to 02000000
Double-click URL and clear the entry.

Navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\DefaultIcon

Double-click the <No Name> value in the right hand pane and set it to
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\outllib.dll",-12

Navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command

Double-click the <No Name> value in the right hand pane and set it to
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\outlook.exe" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"

Shutdown and restart your computer.