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Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

  1. #1


    Owkmann Guest

    Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?

    Thanks for any advice,

    Owkmann

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  2. #2


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?


    "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx

    > Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    No, but Windows Live Mail is a great substitute.

    Tom Lake


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  3. #3


    Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?


    "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx

    > Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    >
    > Owkmann
    It won't work under Vista, so why should you care if you can
    install it?



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  4. #4


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    The Vista replacement for Outlook Express is Windows Mail. It has the same
    feel as Outlook Express so you are not going to need to learn something new.
    Outlook Express itself, unfortunately, will not install on Vista.

    --
    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
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    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx

    > Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    >
    > Owkmann

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  5. #5


    Owkmann Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    Thanks for the helpful responses. I have a desktop computer with XP, and I
    just bought a new Dell laptop with Vista. I would like to have *one* set of
    mail messages and contacts. I have several email accounts that I pop mail
    from. In the past, with a previous XP laptop, I would store all messages in
    one folder on my desktop and mirror the folder to my laptop, and point OE on
    my laptop to the mirrored location. Then when I used my laptop, I would have
    all messages and could simply mirror back all changes to the desktop. It was
    simple enough. Anyway, I discovered that Vista's Mail program works
    differently, and I'm sure, very well. However, it is not compatible with OE.

    Any advice or suggestions? How can I maintain a single set of mail and
    contacts? Some have suggested simply using a web site, but my message store
    is over 20,000 messages and > 1 Gig in size.

    One thought I had was possibly setting up a mail server from my home. Of
    course, that would take a lot of work, but maybe it would settle the issue
    once and for all.

    Thanks for your thoughts,

    Owkmann


    "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23zZXjjSXIHA.3940@xxxxxx

    > The Vista replacement for Outlook Express is Windows Mail. It has the same
    > feel as Outlook Express so you are not going to need to learn something
    > new. Outlook Express itself, unfortunately, will not install on Vista.
    >
    > --
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > Windows - Shell/User
    >
    > Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    > Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >
    > The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    > kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    > reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    > for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    > of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    > this mail/post..
    >
    > "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx

    >> Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >>
    >> Thanks for any advice,
    >>
    >> Owkmann
    >


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  6. #6


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    "Owkmann" <owkmann.no.spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:upWwliTXIHA.5396@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for the helpful responses. I have a desktop computer with XP, and I
    > just bought a new Dell laptop with Vista. I would like to have *one* set
    > of mail messages and contacts. I have several email accounts that I pop
    > mail from. In the past, with a previous XP laptop, I would store all
    > messages in one folder on my desktop and mirror the folder to my laptop,
    > and point OE on my laptop to the mirrored location. Then when I used my
    > laptop, I would have all messages and could simply mirror back all changes
    > to the desktop. It was simple enough. Anyway, I discovered that Vista's
    > Mail program works differently, and I'm sure, very well. However, it is
    > not compatible with OE.
    >
    > Any advice or suggestions? How can I maintain a single set of mail and
    > contacts? Some have suggested simply using a web site, but my message
    > store is over 20,000 messages and > 1 Gig in size.
    >
    > One thought I had was possibly setting up a mail server from my home. Of
    > course, that would take a lot of work, but maybe it would settle the issue
    > once and for all.
    >
    > Thanks for your thoughts,
    >
    > Owkmann
    >
    >
    > "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23zZXjjSXIHA.3940@xxxxxx

    >> The Vista replacement for Outlook Express is Windows Mail. It has the
    >> same feel as Outlook Express so you are not going to need to learn
    >> something new. Outlook Express itself, unfortunately, will not install on
    >> Vista.
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> John Barnett MVP
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Windows - Shell/User
    >>
    >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>
    >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    >> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    >> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    >> this mail/post..
    >>
    >> "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx

    >>> Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for any advice,
    >>>
    >>> Owkmann
    >>
    >
    >

    Windows LIVE Mail will run POP3 and HTTP accounts..

    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    --
    Mike Hall - MVP
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx





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  7. #7


    Owkmann Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    How much message storage is available in Windows Live Mail?

    Owkmann



    "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ObYgtIUXIHA.3940@xxxxxx

    > "Owkmann" <owkmann.no.spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:upWwliTXIHA.5396@xxxxxx

    >> Thanks for the helpful responses. I have a desktop computer with XP, and
    >> I just bought a new Dell laptop with Vista. I would like to have *one*
    >> set of mail messages and contacts. I have several email accounts that I
    >> pop mail from. In the past, with a previous XP laptop, I would store all
    >> messages in one folder on my desktop and mirror the folder to my laptop,
    >> and point OE on my laptop to the mirrored location. Then when I used my
    >> laptop, I would have all messages and could simply mirror back all
    >> changes to the desktop. It was simple enough. Anyway, I discovered that
    >> Vista's Mail program works differently, and I'm sure, very well. However,
    >> it is not compatible with OE.
    >>
    >> Any advice or suggestions? How can I maintain a single set of mail and
    >> contacts? Some have suggested simply using a web site, but my message
    >> store is over 20,000 messages and > 1 Gig in size.
    >>
    >> One thought I had was possibly setting up a mail server from my home. Of
    >> course, that would take a lot of work, but maybe it would settle the
    >> issue once and for all.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your thoughts,
    >>
    >> Owkmann
    >>
    >>
    >> "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:%23zZXjjSXIHA.3940@xxxxxx

    >>> The Vista replacement for Outlook Express is Windows Mail. It has the
    >>> same feel as Outlook Express so you are not going to need to learn
    >>> something new. Outlook Express itself, unfortunately, will not install
    >>> on Vista.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> --
    >>> John Barnett MVP
    >>> Associate Expert
    >>> Windows - Shell/User
    >>>
    >>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>>
    >>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
    >>> any kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
    >>> accuracy, reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not
    >>> be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages
    >>> arising out of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions
    >>> expressed in this mail/post..
    >>>
    >>> "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx
    >>>> Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for any advice,
    >>>>
    >>>> Owkmann
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > Windows LIVE Mail will run POP3 and HTTP accounts..
    >
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    > --
    > Mike Hall - MVP
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    >
    >
    >
    >


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  8. #8


    Dave Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    How big is your hard drive?

    There's no limit, AFAIK.
    Messages are stored as individual .eml files.


    --
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    "Owkmann" <owkmann.no.spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OKL0lYUXIHA.1184@xxxxxx

    > How much message storage is available in Windows Live Mail?
    >
    > Owkmann
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ObYgtIUXIHA.3940@xxxxxx

    >> "Owkmann" <owkmann.no.spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:upWwliTXIHA.5396@xxxxxx

    >>> Thanks for the helpful responses. I have a desktop computer with XP, and
    >>> I just bought a new Dell laptop with Vista. I would like to have *one*
    >>> set of mail messages and contacts. I have several email accounts that I
    >>> pop mail from. In the past, with a previous XP laptop, I would store all
    >>> messages in one folder on my desktop and mirror the folder to my laptop,
    >>> and point OE on my laptop to the mirrored location. Then when I used my
    >>> laptop, I would have all messages and could simply mirror back all
    >>> changes to the desktop. It was simple enough. Anyway, I discovered that
    >>> Vista's Mail program works differently, and I'm sure, very well.
    >>> However, it is not compatible with OE.
    >>>
    >>> Any advice or suggestions? How can I maintain a single set of mail and
    >>> contacts? Some have suggested simply using a web site, but my message
    >>> store is over 20,000 messages and > 1 Gig in size.
    >>>
    >>> One thought I had was possibly setting up a mail server from my home. Of
    >>> course, that would take a lot of work, but maybe it would settle the
    >>> issue once and for all.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your thoughts,
    >>>
    >>> Owkmann
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23zZXjjSXIHA.3940@xxxxxx
    >>>> The Vista replacement for Outlook Express is Windows Mail. It has the
    >>>> same feel as Outlook Express so you are not going to need to learn
    >>>> something new. Outlook Express itself, unfortunately, will not install
    >>>> on Vista.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> --
    >>>> John Barnett MVP
    >>>> Associate Expert
    >>>> Windows - Shell/User
    >>>>
    >>>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >>>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>>>
    >>>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
    >>>> any kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
    >>>> accuracy, reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall
    >>>> not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential
    >>>> damages arising out of the use of, or inability to use, information or
    >>>> opinions expressed in this mail/post..
    >>>>
    >>>> "Owkmann" <owkmann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:OZaIlQSXIHA.4740@xxxxxx
    >>>>> Is Outlook Express available to install on Windows Vista?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for any advice,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Owkmann
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >> Windows LIVE Mail will run POP3 and HTTP accounts..
    >>
    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >>
    >> --
    >> Mike Hall - MVP
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

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  9. #9


    Owkmann Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    Okay, so how does Windows Live Mail allow me to have *one* message store for
    my desktop and laptop?



    "Dave" <dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eknOsgUXIHA.5880@xxxxxx

    > How big is your hard drive?
    >
    > There's no limit, AFAIK.
    > Messages are stored as individual .eml files.


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  10. #10


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can I install Outlook Express on Vista?

    I don't think it can be done successfully. The risk of corruption would
    be much greater when the message store is not local. Also, the account
    password store would be corrupted each time a different user accessed
    the store.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Owkmann" <owkmann.no.spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ea0X5QWXIHA.4896@xxxxxx

    > Okay, so how does Windows Live Mail allow me to have *one* message store for my desktop and laptop?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Dave" <dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eknOsgUXIHA.5880@xxxxxx

    >> How big is your hard drive?
    >>
    >> There's no limit, AFAIK.
    >> Messages are stored as individual .eml files.


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