Outlook Express was removed from Vista, and replaced with Windows Mail. Windows 7 users will have Windows Mail pre-installed I should think. (I can't check, I'm on my Vista install at the moment).
Suggestions to get my mail in my hard disk
Suggestions to get my mail in my hard disk
Outlook Express was an integral part, component, of Internet Explorer, but Microsoft unbundled it when IE7 was introduced.
Outlook Express will not be available for Windows 7, and OE cannot be downloaded as a separate utility. There's more information here;
I assume you have already tried Windows Live Mail since you say it is not acceptable for you. I am not sure what else is possible. Windows 7 will have the feature of being able to run Windows XP in a virtual setting, but as I understand it, you would need a Windows XP Mode installer. I assume you would be able to run OE from within the virtual XP, but I don't know for sure.
Outlook Express emails can be imported into Windows Live Mail;
If Windows Live Mail client (which isn't webmail, by the way, just local files with pop3) really isn't acceptable (but you don't tell why) and OE is not available on Windows 7 your options are:
1. Stay with XP, don't migrate to Windows 7.
2. Find another email client (such as Thunderbird) that works with Windows 7
3. Run XP in a virtual machine on your Windows 7 (it comes integrated in the business versions, but that won't work on all machines) as suggested by Mark already.
I have imported 3 seprate outlook express e-mail accounts on the same machine MarkFlax's link explanes it all worked for me some folders were from 2001.
here is mark's link again thanks mark
Windows Mail is Vista only, so it isn't included in Windows 7. It's "unbundled", so to say. And it's replaced by Windows Live Mail. And because it's unbundled, you'll have to download that yourself!
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/03/whats-not-in-windows-7-windows-movie-maker-windows-mail-etc/ for info
http://download.live.com/wlmail for the download
Outlook Express is not longer available on Windows but you can download Windows Live Mail, for more information and download go here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/using-email-and-the-internet.
Windows does support Microsoft Outlook as a part of the Office Suite, to learn more about the new features in the upcoming release download the beta here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx.
One of Outlook Express main advantages, is that is has a built-in HTML source editor. This is a very useful feature, especially when you cut and paste parts of web pages into your outgoing e-mail. (You see it when you write a new message - it's the second tab on the bottom).
Does MS Live Mail have this feature?
what I have found when seeking a solution is that no one seems to understand that with Thunderbird, Windows Live and etc.. all the identities are open all the time.. I don't want all my wife's e-mail coming into my mail account and I don't want my alternate e-mail addy stuff coming there either.. Express allowed you (forced you) to choose which identity that you wanted.. The only thing that I haven't done is to create alternate Windows log-ins for each identity and then log-off from each.. I know that it seems like a ridiculous solution but it's either that or trying to re-format my hard drive back to XP.. Seems very silly for Microsoft to fix something that wasn't broken..
The concept of identities was a bad one. It's a shame it ever happened in the first place.
Since each user can have their own account, the identities issue was cured before OE needed to create this problem.
-> I find many are unwilling to use the solution that was there over a decade ago?
As someone who has been wrestling with the unknowns and unfathomables of both Windows 7 and Windows Live for over a week, helped unsuccessfully by Bigpond tech help,2 computer service guys, and the salesman who plunged my comfortable XP/ Outlook Express world into chaos,(THEN told me of the problems and pitfalls HE had discovered)I am asking the question that seems many others are asking as well...WHY has Microsoft tampered so badly with what has been a successful experience for so many? (I know my Mac-using son will be saying,"I told you so!!!"
Knowing that OE was going away, I installed Windows Live Mail (WLM) on my WinXP desktop system back in the beginning of the year. It is surprisingly similar to OE. I've gotten used to it.
As far as running OE in Win7, well, you can... sort of. Some of you may not consider this a way or method, but see it rather as a workaround. Either way, it works.
Install Microsoft's Virtual PC - XP Mode from here:
I have it installed in my new Win7 Pro x64 laptop. It installs with IE6 and OE6. I actually have a couple WinXP programs installed in it & it works fine. You can create a shortcut to OE6 that you can place on your Win7 Desktop or Taskbar which will start OE6 directly from Win7 as just another window without having to start Virtual PC each time.
If you try it, be sure to read all the system requirement information on the virtual PC webpage to make sure your hardware will support it. Next, scroll down this support webpage to the 4 "Support videos." Take the time to watch the first three.
They never tell you that XP Mode comes with IE6 & OE6, but if you read between the lines, it does, because this is a full blown version of WinXP Pro you will be installing and WinXP comes with IE & OE. Also, by having a valid Win7 license, this gives you a license to Virtual PC - XP Mode. You don't need your own WinXP license to install & run it.
It installs at an SP3 level, so you should install all the later WinXP critical updates. Since you will be pulling down email from the internet, you may also want to consider a firewall & antivirus product. I just turned on the Windows Firewall and installed Microsoft Security Essentials, both of which are free.
I stayed with WLM because I had already gotten used to it. But I could have switched back to OE6 if I really wanted to.
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