I have a number of email addresses, all of which come in to my Outlook Express in XP automatically whenever I boot up. I can't imagine having any of them being mucked about with Win-8. If using Win-8 for my email were an absolute necessity, (and it's not) I'd probably just install Mozilla Thunderbird. It's very much like O.E. and is very easy to set up. Actually, I can't imagine me using Win-8 for anything, but testing purposes. No email, no favorite places, etc.