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Outlook Express for Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Trying to download Outlook Express in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Those of you who recently purchased a new computer, and are now looking for your old friend, Outlook Express, well.. you need to know that Outlook Express is obsolete, has been put out to pasture, and no longer available. You cannot download it, nor run it on either Windows Vista or Windows 7.

However, you can (download and) install an e‑mail “client” program from another company or use Microsoft’s newer email program, Windows Live Mail – a free program that is part of of the “Windows Live Essentials” pack of (free) programs. (see, Windows Live Essentials Review.)

Windows Live Mail works with most e‑mail accounts, and you can import your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail.

Picture of Windows Live Mail 

Windows Live Mail might already be installed on your computer. To check if it’s installed, click the Start button, type Windows Live Mail into the Search pane, and see if it appears in the results. If it does appear, see Importing your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail for the How-To help setting it up.

If it does not appear, you can download and install Live Mail via Windows Live Essentials.

Or you may prefer Thunderbird, from the makers of Firefox.

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May 16, 2011 Posted by | advice, computers, e-mail, free software, how to, Microsoft, PC, software, Vista, Windows, Windows 7 | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments