Hotmail + Outlook Express + IE7 = unknown error upon starting Outlook Express

If you use Hotmail accompanied by Outlook Express 6 and you recently updated to Internet Explorer 7, you may encounter a problem where upon opening Outlook Express you receive an unknown error with the details stating that it could not connect to the HTTP server for Hotmail.

I searched and found that this is due to IE7 and that there is a fix.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/904942/

You need to download the patch that matches your operating system be it Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003, etc.

I downloaded and installed the patch and it fixed the problem.  Hope this helps.