Change the start page of Outlook Express.

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This setting enables you to change the start page that Outlook Express loads at the launch of the application.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Outlook express loads a default page in the right pane, every time the application is started. In place of this you can use your own custom start page to load every time with the application. For this, go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value frontpagepath, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value with the complete path of desired filename which can change the outlook express start page. However, if you want to show the default page back, delete the value. Restart outlook express for the changes to take effect. Note: the unique identity key is unique for each user identity. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to the <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Unique Identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\]</b> key and create a new String value with the name "FrontPagePath".
Third, right-click on the 'FrontPagePath' String value and click on "Modify".
Finally, enter the complete path of the filename that you want to display and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Unique Identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: FrontPagePath
  • Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
  • Action Type: Add an Entry