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Email program for Windows 7?

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  • Just bought a dell desktop with windows 7. What email program do I use? Can I use outlook express?
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:58 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Microsoft Outlook Express isn’t available in Windows 7 anymore. In Windows 7, you can either use Microsoft Outlook 2007 or Windows Live Mail. If you are looking for a free email program to use with your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC, we recommend Windows Live Mail. 

     

    Windows Live Mail is free email software that helps you aggregate your mail accounts in one place for easy, efficient e-mail management.  Windows Live Mail can be downloaded from download.live.com and also includes a built-in contacts and calendar management solution for increased productivity.  Windows Live Mail imports messages from Outlook Express and Windows Mail, making upgrading to Windows Live Mail easy and seamless.  Other benefits of using Windows Live Mail include a quick and easy setup (simply enter your email address(es) and password(s) and Windows Live Mail configures your account for you), photomail (allows users to attach hundreds of photos in one e-mail without clogging the sender’s or recipient’s inbox) and more.

     

    To download free email software, click here.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:19 AM
    Moderator

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  • On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:58:14 +0000, Gavely's wrote:

    > Just bought a dell desktop with windows 7. What email program do I use?


    Whichever one of the many available choices you prefer. See below.


    > Can I use outlook express?


    No. Outlook Express has been gone for several years. Windows XP was
    the last version of Windows to include it.

    Windows Vista had Windows Mail as its replacement (it's essentially a
    newer version of Outlook Express, with a different name), but that is
    also gone in Windows 7.

    Windows 7 comes with *no* e-mail or newsgroup program. Although many
    people object to this, I think it's a step in the right direction,
    since it leaves everyone more free to choose whatever program(s) he
    likes best. There are many choices available, both from Microsoft and
    from third-parties. Some are free and some are for sale. Microsoft has
    Windows Live Mail (which is essentially also a newer version of
    Outlook Express/Windows Mail, with still another new name) available
    for download for free and Outlook (a different program from outlook
    express) available for sale, either alone or as part of Microsoft
    Office.

    Some people will tell you to use Windows Live Mail; others will tell
    you to use Thunderbird; still others may have other recommendations.
    My advice is to ignore all such recommendations. I personally use
    Microsoft Outlook for e-mail and Fortй Agent for newsgroups, but you
    should try several and choose what *you* like best, rather than make
    your decision based on what I, or anyone else, likes best.

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    Ken Blake
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:49 AM
  • Win 7 doesn't comes with outlook express. You could use outlook 2007 or windows mail but if u use the latter u would need to copy the files from vista, next configure and do some editing of the registry before one could use.

    So far outlook is the idea choice, just recently i used it on a customer win 7 pc and is working fine

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:45 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    I tested Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution 2.8.2 with Windows 7 and they work great (from my opinion the best free standalone mail clients)

    Or you can download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta and us Outlook 2010, that also free and runs great.

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:39 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Microsoft Outlook Express isn’t available in Windows 7 anymore. In Windows 7, you can either use Microsoft Outlook 2007 or Windows Live Mail. If you are looking for a free email program to use with your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC, we recommend Windows Live Mail. 

     

    Windows Live Mail is free email software that helps you aggregate your mail accounts in one place for easy, efficient e-mail management.  Windows Live Mail can be downloaded from download.live.com and also includes a built-in contacts and calendar management solution for increased productivity.  Windows Live Mail imports messages from Outlook Express and Windows Mail, making upgrading to Windows Live Mail easy and seamless.  Other benefits of using Windows Live Mail include a quick and easy setup (simply enter your email address(es) and password(s) and Windows Live Mail configures your account for you), photomail (allows users to attach hundreds of photos in one e-mail without clogging the sender’s or recipient’s inbox) and more.

     

    To download free email software, click here.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:19 AM
    Moderator
  • On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:16:57 +0000, technocrate wrote:
     
    > Windows Live mail is better than Windows Mail when used as a replacement for Outlook Express. It becomes slow when Hotmail is added to a POP3 mail account, but for POP3 on it's own it's brilliant.
     
     
    We are all different, and don't all like the same things (as an
    example, you like Windows Live Mail, and I don't like it at all),
    which is why I said earlier in this thread "Some people will tell you
    to use Windows Live Mail; others will tell you to use Thunderbird;
    still others may have other recommendations. My advice is to ignore
    all such recommendations. I personally use Microsoft Outlook for
    e-mail and Fortй Agent for newsgroups, but you should try several and
    choose what *you* like best, rather than make your decision based on
    what I, or anyone else, likes best."
     
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
     

    Ken Blake
    Monday, April 26, 2010 6:27 PM