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Is OE6 compatible with IE8?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by George, May 15, 2010.

  1. George

    George Flightless Bird

    If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my
    settings, local folders, etc. be conserved?
     
  2. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    YES

    "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my settings, local folders, etc. be
    > conserved?
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  4. George

    George Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Richard and Bear.


    "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
    news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my
    > settings, local folders, etc. be conserved?
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Bob Lucas

    Bob Lucas Flightless Bird

    IE8 is 99.9% compatible with OE6 (or should that be the other way
    round?). However, you should be aware of one minor irritation.

    When you print a multi-page email, you may find that the printed
    version crops approximately one inch from the right hand side of
    the first page. The problem doesn't affect every email and only
    seems to affect a few HTML messages that contain graphics.
    Fortunately, there are several workarounds, that overcome the
    problem.

    When you print a document from Outlook Express, OE6 uses the
    Internet Explorer print engine. I suspect there may be a problem
    with the way OE6 interacts with the "Shrink to fit" feature of
    IE7 & IE8 (which is enabled by default). The same bug also
    affects printing from Windows Live Mail. Microsoft are supposed
    to be working on a solution - but don't hold your breath.

    However, IE8 offers so many advantages over IE6 that I would not
    allow this bug to influence my decision whether to upgrade.



    "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
    news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my
    > settings, local folders, etc. be conserved?
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. George

    George Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the heads up, Bob.


    "Bob Lucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:-OVrr$eG9KHA.4768@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > IE8 is 99.9% compatible with OE6 (or should that be the other
    > way round?). However, you should be aware of one minor
    > irritation.
    >
    > When you print a multi-page email, you may find that the printed
    > version crops approximately one inch from the right hand side of
    > the first page. The problem doesn't affect every email and only
    > seems to affect a few HTML messages that contain graphics.
    > Fortunately, there are several workarounds, that overcome the
    > problem.
    >
    > When you print a document from Outlook Express, OE6 uses the
    > Internet Explorer print engine. I suspect there may be a
    > problem with the way OE6 interacts with the "Shrink to fit"
    > feature of IE7 & IE8 (which is enabled by default). The same
    > bug also affects printing from Windows Live Mail. Microsoft are
    > supposed to be working on a solution - but don't hold your
    > breath.
    >
    > However, IE8 offers so many advantages over IE6 that I would not
    > allow this bug to influence my decision whether to upgrade.
    >
    >
    >
    > "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
    > news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my
    >> settings, local folders, etc. be conserved?
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  7. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
    news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my settings, local
    > folders, etc. be conserved?
    >
    >
    >


    Yes. OE6 settings and folders will be preserved.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > When you print a document from Outlook Express, OE6 uses the
    > Internet Explorer print engine. I suspect there may be a problem
    > with the way OE6 interacts with the "Shrink to fit" feature of
    > IE7 & IE8 (which is enabled by default). The same bug also
    > affects printing from Windows Live Mail. Microsoft are supposed
    > to be working on a solution - but don't hold your breath.


    Why hold your breath? A workaround (but not a fix) has been available since
    April 2007 (IIRC). Details available but please begin a new thread *in OE
    General newsgroup* - state your full Windows version, IE version, and tell
    me if update KB980182 is installed in your first post.
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Bob Lucas wrote:
    > IE8 is 99.9% compatible with OE6 (or should that be the other way
    > round?). However, you should be aware of one minor irritation.
    >
    > When you print a multi-page email, you may find that the printed
    > version crops approximately one inch from the right hand side of
    > the first page. The problem doesn't affect every email and only
    > seems to affect a few HTML messages that contain graphics.
    > Fortunately, there are several workarounds, that overcome the
    > problem.
    >
    > When you print a document from Outlook Express, OE6 uses the
    > Internet Explorer print engine. I suspect there may be a problem
    > with the way OE6 interacts with the "Shrink to fit" feature of
    > IE7 & IE8 (which is enabled by default). The same bug also
    > affects printing from Windows Live Mail. Microsoft are supposed
    > to be working on a solution - but don't hold your breath.
    >
    > However, IE8 offers so many advantages over IE6 that I would not
    > allow this bug to influence my decision whether to upgrade.
    >
    >
    >
    > "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
    > news:u05BRwD9KHA.5716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> If I upgrade IE6 to IE8, can I still use OE6? Will all my
    >> settings, local folders, etc. be conserved?
     

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