Solved Outlook Express on Windows 7

February 10, 2013 at 11:34:40
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, Hi there I had Outlook Express on Windows 7, bu Microlink the people I got the computer from advised that I set my computer back to its original settings as I was having a blue screen issue also my web cam application could be found no-where. Since doing the reset on my laptop the download is saying it cannot download onto a 64 bit platform. I can't understand this as i was using Outlook Express before on Windows 7. Can anyone help. Microlink did the reset through the remote viewer facility. They will be calling me tomorrow, as we ran out of time on Friday. But I would like to try and get my outlook express working as I have been without it since Friday. I am also anxious that all my contacts have been lost and all y saved emails..... Can anyone advise please?

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February 12, 2013 at 07:59:19
Advice: You are trying to stay in the past, and you will forever keep hitting that hurdle of using an outdated product, with no support and fewer and fewer programs that will be able to interact with the old mail client. What does it cost to have a techie come out and install the outlook express client. I suggest you move to Outlook or Live etc, by the way you can have more than one mail account. Say one you use all the time at home and another say "Gmail" account you use for other things. Never hurts to have another account if your main mail isn't working for some reason atleast you could still use the other account. Much like people loved XP, we were forced to move forward. The system is by design geared to make it hard to go back and easier to go forward. Of course, now you will be stuck because the techie is coming. I would be urging you to move forward and discourage what you are asking, but thats just me. Best of Luck!


#1
February 10, 2013 at 13:51:42
Are you sure it was Outlook Express and not just "Outlook". Windows 7 does NOT come with a mail client installed. If you did have some version of outlook express that was working it must have been specially installed. Outlook is the most likely one. Since windows 7 has no mail client and you cannot use outlook express, you are left to either view your mail on-line, download or install a mail client such "Windows live mail", the replacement for outlook express or you can install "Outlook" (included in some Microsoft Office Packages), or a 3rd party mail client such as thunderbird.

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February 10, 2013 at 13:52:49
....but not Outlook Express.

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#3
February 10, 2013 at 23:03:06
I think you might be referring to WIndows live mail if you say it came with windows 7.
Windows 7 does not come with Outlook express that has been replaced with Outlook Expres.

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#4
February 11, 2013 at 13:40:11
Hi there, and thanks, no I did have Outlook Express on Windows 7, it was a Microlink technician who installed it for me, he is calling tomorrow so may be able to get it back on. At moment I am using Outlook, not much different to Outlook Express, only more stuff going on.... Someone was saying Gmail is good, I suppose its what you are used to. My ISP tiscali/talk talk only operates on POP and not IMAP which I believe is a better way to go. I so wish I was up on all this stuff. But any further advice you feel you can offer would be most welcome :)

Kind Regards


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#5
February 11, 2013 at 18:43:48
Hi Skybird.

Gmail is great for email if its for personal Use. It has plenty storage that you wont have to worry about and best of all you can sync with most Cellphones now days and can acess from anywhere.


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#6
February 11, 2013 at 18:56:35
Thanks for that, my only worry is will I mess up my Blackberry settings as they are in sync with Outlook. Or can I have two going at one time...?

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#7
February 12, 2013 at 07:59:19
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Advice: You are trying to stay in the past, and you will forever keep hitting that hurdle of using an outdated product, with no support and fewer and fewer programs that will be able to interact with the old mail client. What does it cost to have a techie come out and install the outlook express client. I suggest you move to Outlook or Live etc, by the way you can have more than one mail account. Say one you use all the time at home and another say "Gmail" account you use for other things. Never hurts to have another account if your main mail isn't working for some reason atleast you could still use the other account. Much like people loved XP, we were forced to move forward. The system is by design geared to make it hard to go back and easier to go forward. Of course, now you will be stuck because the techie is coming. I would be urging you to move forward and discourage what you are asking, but thats just me. Best of Luck!

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