I got Thunderbird 1.5 up and running. It's idiot proof setting up (lucky for me!! ) and gave me the option of importing all the settings/mail/contacts from Outlook Express in one click after install. I wondered if it's possible (or even if it's necessary) to completely remove Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express from my pc? The reason I ask is because of the recent vunerability patched by MS: Security Update for Outlook 2000 (KB892842). Being MS products, are Outlook and OE embedded too closely to be removed (I'm thinking IE), and is it therefore necessary to just leave them unused on the machine and apply patches when necessary, or can I just use add/remove programs?