Outlook Express 6 can't make mail or open address book

I am having problems with Outlook express 6. I can receive and read mail, but it won't let me reply or send a new e-mail. I can not open my address book either. I want to reinstall Outlook express 6, but can not find it any where to download. Need help again

Then you have no DWORD named UseOutlook. Correct? In that case, see all of the following. Do not disregard any items that are about earlier versions of OE. They are still relevant.


Something is screwed up with your address book.

It could be any of several specific problems, which include:
 - corrupted WAB file
 - corrupted or mismatched DLL files for the address book
 - having OE set to use the Outlook98/2000+ contacts instead of the WAB
file and there is something wrong at the Outlook end

For specifics, take a look at:

Err Msg: The Message Could Not Be Sent. Some recipients not valid
(Outlook Express: There was an error opening this message)
(The Address Book failed to load. OE is incorrectly configured)
(Corrupted or mismatched WAB32.DLL file)
OLEXP: Error Message: Address Book Failed to Load
(There was an error opening this message)
OLEXP: MSIMN Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module Wab32.dll
Err Msg: Address Book Failed To Load, Outlook Express Is...
Err Msg: Unable to Open Address Book, a Component Is Missing

The Windows Address Book (WAB)

To share Contacts between Outlook and Outlook Express

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Oct. 1, 2004 ~ Sept. 30, 2010
Imperial Beach, CA
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☞ Avoid a post. Backup your data. ☜

Bruce Hagen
MVP: 2004 ~ 2010
2014 ~ Present
Imperial Beach, CA

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