Outlook express???

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by PhilCollins, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. PhilCollins

    PhilCollins New Member

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    I have office home & student 2007 installed on my PC and I cannot find outlook express at all (it was installed when I ran vista but somehow vanished). And every version I try and download on the net tries to get me to buy office.

    Is there no Outlook supported yet on 7? If so anyone have a link to a version I can DL?

    nm i just DL'd thunderbird easy as pie....
     
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  2. bobkn

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    Outlook Express isn't included in 7.

    Windows Live Mail is the equivalent free download.

    Mail - Windows Live
     
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Correction:
    Windows Mail is the default mail client in Windows 7, but Window LIve, which includes a better mail client, is available for free download.
     
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    One of the great things I loved about OE was the news reader. I've tried others, but I like the look and layout of OE. Does Windows Live Mail include a newsreader for NNTP?

    Thanks.
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    If you have a Vista machine, you can copy the entire contents of the C:\Program Files\Windows Mail to the Windows 7 Machine.

    You'll need to download Unlocker to delete the files in the C:\Program Files\Windows Mail on the Windows 7 machine.
     
  6. Zeeman28a

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    I'm running Windows 7. I'd like to get OE back. I didn't use OE for mail but I did use it as an NNTP client. And I want it back. I guess that means I'm going back to XP Pro for another 5-7 years.

    Why do they have to break stuff that works.
     
  7. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I haven't used it myself, but there is a newsreader in Windows mail 7.
     
  8. Zeeman28a

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    Hmm. Yeah I remember that when I tried Vista. But now I need to do a Vista install somewhere to get Windows Mail and try it out.

    Thanks for the reminder.
     
  9. bobkn

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    I like the newsreader function in Windows Live Mail slightly more than OE, although it's not better in every detail.

    About the only OE feature that I miss is that, when you add someone to the kill file, OE offers to delete all the messages from that poster. (Windows Live Mail cannot do that, as far as I know.) It's a small thing.
     

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