Presumably you are running Windows XP. Outlook Express is part of the
Make sure that Windows Live Mail (WLM) is set as your default mail
In Windows XP: Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Set Program Access
and Defaults, Custom, Email and select Windows Live Mail, even if it
already seems to be the default.
If you still have problems, save an mail messages form WLM to an EML
file (File, Save As). Then right click the EML file, select OPEN WITH,
choose program, select WLM and check the always us this program and OK.
If OE is still the default program for EML files, using WLM will trigger
the compacting notice in OE because WLM constantly opening EML files.
Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us
"lsuk" <lsuk@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I recently installed Windows Live mail - never have installed Outlook
> Now i am getting error messages - stating 'To free up disk space,
> express can compact your mail' - with 'ok' or 'cancel' as the only
> I didn't install Outlook express. it is not even available to install
> more. Why am i getting this message? how do i turn it off so I dont
> getting it?