I think your problems relate to how you are configured. It's not foolish
using 98. It's a brilliant program. You need to choose which mode you want
before you install it.. Try this article "What Setup Option Should I Choose
It appears you had OE set as simple MAPI or somehow installed OL98 in CW
mode without messaging or in IMO mode with Messgaing active. If you now have
97 installed it needs MAPI . you cannot have OE set to simple MAPI and use
messaging. Decide on what you want! I'd recommend re-installing 98 after
deciding just what you want! If you decide CW mode then ensure Messaging is
installed first and remove OE as a simple MAPI client.
>I was using Outlook 97 and decided to try Outlook 98 (foolish me!). This
>not work as no matter how many times I click on the outlook 98 icon,
>However, I deleted outlook 98 from the control panel. Now, when I use
>Outlook 97 and try to reply to a posting I get the following message. "you
>don't have a simple MAPI compatible mailer installed. MS Outlook express
>news cannot mail this message without a compatible mailer".
>When I click on any address, i get the message "could not perform the
>operation as the default mail client is not properly installed".
>Any idea on what i'm doing wrong here?