A bit of an update...
I re-installed Windows ME (a chore and half - first uninstall Explorer 6 and
WMP9) and THAT didn't solve the problem.
So, left with no options, I installed Incredimail (the ad-supported version)
and that could send and receive emails without a problem. In fact, it was
such a nice change (imported the address book and emails from Outlook
without a hiccup) that I went ahead and bought the 'Premium' version (No
Everything seems to be fine now.
It's a shame that Microsoft thinks so little of its customers that we are
forced to go to third-party vendors as a work-around. I have long been a
supporter of Microsoft but must admit that this experience has soured me a
bit on the company.
Anyway, thank you to anyone who was thinking about making suggestions to
help with my problem - you didn't post but I appreciate the thought. Good
luck with your continued adventures with Outlook. As for me, I'm seriously
thinking about buying a second copy of Incredimail to use on MY computer -
it does look like a good design and NO, I am not affiliated with them in any
....Just a satisfied customer.
"Craig" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My wife's Intel Celeron running ME started having this problem
> sporadically - now constantly.
> Outlook 2000 receives OK - everything seems fine until you hit the 'Send'
> button then Outlook crashes giving an error message that says 'Outlook has
> caused an error in <unknown> and has to shut down. If the problem persists
> you may have to restart your computer.'
> Re-starting however has no effect.
> I have re-installed Office. Used 'Detect & Repair' under the 'Help' tab,
> installed all patches/updates from the Office site. But this error
> continues, now - every time.
> I searched through the posts in this NG but didn't find any on point - can
> anyone provide some guidance?