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I agree here with you Leo outlook express is a dead deal i quit using it years ago just like you did. i was sick of the headaches of loosing e-mail and the like. also the program is prone to crashes and so on. if i was anyone reading this that still uses it switch now. i recommend windows live male client,or Thunderbird.
Leo you are a wise man i love reading your ask-Leo webpage.
Couldn't agree more. Over the last year or so I have encountered several clients who wanted to stick with OE6 for the sake of familiarity but whose installation had become flakey. Often, they do not seem happy with "upgrading" to Windows Live Mail. In particular, the folder structure is confusing. I was with someone just this morning whose OE6 has decided to create her emails in a font of its own choosing (although the recipient sees them correctly).
Now, If I could just figure out how to uninstall Outlook, I'd be a happy man. When I bought my new machine, I told them I didn't want Outlook. The damn program self installed. I used to be able to right click and G-mail articles and such, now Outcrook pops up, prompting much cursing, cutting and pasting. My question(s): How do I get rid of Outlook? How do I get my G-mail right click back?
Very helpful article.
Please write another article about which email programs are robust enough to handle a very weak point in most email programs: the 2 GB size limit. This limitation has caused many nightmares to me and millions of other users.
Please enlighten us all.
I have been using Outlook Express for over six years and have Thunderbird installed ready to go just in case it fails. But it never gives me any problems. It will now after saying this. lol.
I agree Thunderbird is almost the same and an exellent replacement.
I've been using Outlook Express since 2001 and have had no difficulty with it since then that I can remember. I love it! However, I bought a laptop recently with Windows 7 installed which means that I had to say 'goodbye' to Outlook Express. I installed Thunderbird and after a brief learning curve I'm very happy with it.
I note the main view on Outlook Express. My view is entirely the opposite, I have had no trouble copying the emails to another folder on my computer for backup.
OE is so good for getting an email and being able to drag it to a folder.
I do not like Hotmail because the email is not a usable document in the same way because is it online.
Perhaps I do not have the level of sophistication of other persons but OE works for me.
Once it is not available I would appreciate any knowledge out there which would point me in the direction of something similar. Maybe Live Mail will be great but the simplicity of OE is what I like.
I have used Outlook Express for so many years it is now grey! I have refused to be sidetracked into Outlook or to any other email programme for my daily use.
The only thing that I have found that could be better with OE is the transfer of stored email folders when a new PC is to be used. I have lost all of these in the past.
I moved from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail some months ago, but moved back because of one specific operating issue. My wife and I run one laptop each and three email addresses - one shared, and one each personal. In WLM, we can see all three address (if we want) in the same setup - in IE one has to Switch Identity to see each address. However, in OE, I can set the email deletion-from-server characteristics per email address per laptop. As a result, she deletes her personal emails from the server and I delete my personal emails plus our shared emails. In WLM, apparently I can only set a global deletion-from-server parameter for all addresses per laptop - which would result in her being able to delete her emails AND the shared ones: not what I want. If there is a way around this, I'd love to know it and be glad to upgrade permanently to WLM!
Leo, you and I are in different camps on this one. I used Outlook Express for many years and liked it fine. VERY few problem. NOW, with Win7, I am using Windows Live Mail 2011 and I could fill a DVD with all the problems. It is, imho, a VERY bad program. Just like the software they wrote for the Zune and the horrible Windows Media Player. I DREAM of going back to Outlook Express. I fear Microsoft is encouraging people to swith to Apple like my son already did.
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