Re: Switching Identities leads to Mad Scrolling Mouse in OE 6 !!
From: PA Bear (PABear_at_mvps.org)
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 01:29:26 -0400
A 'main identity' and the default identity *named* Main Identity are two
different things, John. Try replacing the default identity *named* Main
Identity with a Named Identity.
-- ~PA Bear John Medman wrote: > Oh yeah, I am using a main identity extensively.. I'll try that force > identity logoff thing out.. I like having a main identity though so I can > click mailto: and have my mail sent nice and quicklike :( > > I always keep my computer updated via windows update, but sometimes I > wonder > if it detects all the patches I need.. > But by the way you put it , it looks like one of these recent patches > introduced this mad-scrolling problem in the first place? If all else > fails > I will definately swap identities.. Do you reccomend using OEbackup off of > insideoe? > > Thanks again for all of your help. > J > > > "PA Bear" <PABear@mvps.org> wrote in message > news:e3QaXWRpEHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... >> Windows version? >> >> Q330994/April-03, Q837009/Apr-04, and Q823353/Jul-04 Cumulative Patches >> for >> Outlook Express contain a bug causing the problem you and many others are >> having. Until this bug is addressed by the OE Team, we're advised to >> always leave an Identity via File>Exit and Logoff Identity and not use >> File>Switch Identities. >> >> Others have found the Force Identity Logon, which essentially does the >> same >> thing, works for them: http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/forceid.htm. >> >> If one of your Identities is the default 'Main Identity', which is much >> more prone to such problems, you could try replacing it with a new Named >> Identity (File>Identities>Add new identity) in hopes of finding more >> reliability. Import messages from the old Identity before deleting it >> (File>Identities>Manage Identities). >> -- >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) >> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE), AH-VSOP >> >> WinXP SP2: What's New for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/ieoeoverview.mspx >> >> What You Should Know About Spyware >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/devioussoftware.mspx >> >> AumHa Forums >> http://forum.aumha.org >> >> "John Medman" <email@example.com> wrote in message >> news:tV56d.124563$KU5.122569@edtnps89... >>> Outlook express Version 6.00.2800.1123 >>> >>> Hi, I'm having some sort of major problem with my version of Outlook >>> Express. I'm thinking the problem might be a corrupt registry or a >>> virus, >>> but thought I'd ask the forum about it.. I've searched all over the >>> internet >>> but have unfortunately not been able to find anyone or any website >>> documenting the same problem. >>> >>> My problem is: I use multiple identities in OE for my many (4) different >>> POP >>> e-mail accounts. They were working great before (well, besides the >>> occasional hang that could be solved by terminating MSIMN) .. >>> But now, for some reason, whenever i go to switch identities I get this >>> mad, >>> unending scrolling through of identities, before I can even select which >>> one >>> I'd like to switch to.. Now, I've tried different mice, .. its not my >>> mouse.. All of them do it., ps2 rolleball or optical usb regardless.. >>> I've tried doing ad-aware scans, but nothing seems to show. Any ideas on >>> how >>> to fix this?? A fix for this would be so greatly appreciated you >>> wouldn't >>> believe, as I rely on my e-mail every day.. >>> >>> J >>> >>> PS: I am also sort of a newb to newsgroups and heard they can be giant >>> sources of spam.. (the reply address is obviously not a real one... ) >>> Any >>> tips, /Must do's to protect myself from spam and keep my privacy would >>> be >>> greatly appreciated! >>> >>> PPS: Oh great.. now it seems to be affecting my spell-checker too before >>> I >>> send this.. Mad scrolling down the list of suggested spellings.. without >>> any >>> of my input...