When I migrated a friends mail to Windows 7, the first thing I did was downloading and installing Windows Live Mail.
But I needed only half an hour to be convinced this was a serious error. My friend was much happier with Thunderbird. And so will your husband be, I suppose.
Go to http://www.mozillamessaging.com and see for yourself.
If you can't get older e-mails from the server, it's quite well possible to migrate (import) the full archive from Outlook Express using just a USB-stick as intermediate device. I could even export and import her addressbook (via a .csv-file as intermediate storage).
I've been setting up my husband's new Dell Inspiron desktop with Windows 7. Problem has been with e-mail. I downloaded WIndows Live Mail and put in his verizon e-mail address. I sent a test message which he received. However none of his e-mail is showing up on this computer altho it does on his old XP still in operation. What am I doing wrong? Seems like it should be receiving e-mail too.Why shouldn't the e-mail come directly here -- I've set it to hold e-mail on the server.
I must say, it's been pretty daunting so far as it's very different from Outlook Express.
Dear husband doesn't like change! So, I'm trying to set it up to be user friendly for him. Thanks for any help. Peggy