See this if it still does not set as default:
MS MVP - (IE/OE)
Quote:>I set OE as default email program in OE itself, but it still does not
> come up as default program. In IE settings, OE is not even listed,
> only Microsoft Outlook is.
When choosing "Tools","Internet Options","Programs" within
IE 6.0, OutLook Express is not a choice in the drop list.
Only Lotus Notes is. I have reviewed the knowledge base
and can not find any remedy. I have verified that file
extension EML is opened with OutLook Express. However I
am still unable to select OutLook Express as my Internet E-
mail program. Any ideas?