Python installation breaks Outlook Express

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Jan 12 02:43:14 CET 2004

"M. Laymon" <mxlaym009 at> wrote in message
news:t2k3001mc170t3vdkk7f0mftcjlptkdo6a at
> I just installed Python 2.3.3 under Windows XP professional.   After I
> did, my wife tried to access her email using Outlook Express and got
> the error messages:
> Since the only thing I had done recently was to install Python.  I
> used system restore to go back to the point before installing Python.
> After I did, Outlook started working again.  Has anyone else seen this
> behavior ?

I find errors with either the mail service or Windows to be fairly common.
Server errors tend to disappear by waiting.  Windows glitches disappear
(often) by rebooting.  I recently 'fixed' a problem with OE on XPHome that
way.  Did you try reinstalling to see if coincidence was just that?

Terry J. Reedy

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