New job - need Microsoft Outlook

May 3, 2011 at 13:31:33
Specs: Windows XP
Is there a way to download a free Microsoft Outlook for our computer? Our Windows XP system is pretty old, so don't know if this is possible.
Thanks...


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#1
May 3, 2011 at 13:40:48
As far as I know, you can only download a trial version. Why do you need Outlook. You already have Outlook Express which is a simple version. Do you need the features of Outlook. I just saw you have a new job that requires it. Ask your employer for a copy. maybe they have multiple licenses.

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#2
May 3, 2011 at 13:46:34
We don't have Outlook Express on our computer. But, that's a good idea to check with his employer. Thanks.

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#3
May 3, 2011 at 13:55:11
If I download something via Thunderbird, will that work with Outlook?

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#4
May 3, 2011 at 14:19:07
Thunderbird is similar to Outlook/Outlook Express, but it's going to have slightly different menus & such. I don't know if that will be a problem or not?

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-...

If you go to Start > All Programs, then look near the end of the list, you'll probably find Outlook Express.


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#5
May 3, 2011 at 15:35:09
I can't really see why you "need" Outlook.

Why can't you use any email?


You new job ought to give you a copy if they require it.

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#6
May 3, 2011 at 20:44:08
Outlook is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Outlook has several "advanced" features that OE does not, and in that business' environment, these may well be required, if only for enterprise-wide standardization. In which case, it is up to the employer to provide the tools.

However, perhaps this "new job" person in your household would like/need to gain some experience in Office applications, in which case, that is another matter.


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#7
May 4, 2011 at 20:13:19
Thanks everyone....good points! Maybe he will have to get into Outlook via webmail. I have Outlook at work, but have a special webmail log-in to check my office email at home.

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