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What to do without Outlook Express

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    What to do without Outlook Express


    I have for the last 10 years or so run a computer with XP on it, using Outlook Express as my mail server. I have 9 different e-mail address and about 100 individual folders. Having just purchased a new HP Envy Phoenix H9-1330ea with Windows 8 pre installed I am confused as to how to run a similar mail set up similar to the one I currently have. Can anybody with similar experience help.

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    Windows 8 Pro


    If you have MS Office, you can use Outlook. I have been using it for quite sometime and am satisfied with it. I also used Outlook Express when I had XP. With Outlook you can do pretty much what you do with Outlook Express.
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    If you don't have MS Office, you could use an alternative email client like eM client. Just do a google search for free email clients. I also would recommend using Outlook.com, which is a web-based email client that has the look of windows 8 apps.

    eM Client - the Best Email Client for Windows | Email Client and Calendar Software for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP


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    W8.1, W7


    Try Mozilla Thunderbird ? Have been great here, many years of use.
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    Windows Live Mail is the current e-mail program from Microsoft. It has to be downloaded (free download). It will allow handling multiple e-mail accounts, both ISP and web based. You can also import your old Outlook/Outlook Express address book to Windows Live Mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Windows Live Mail is the current e-mail program from Microsoft. It has to be downloaded (free download). It will allow handling multiple e-mail accounts, both ISP and web based. You can also import your old Outlook/Outlook Express address book to Windows Live Mail.

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    My wife and I both use Windows Live Mail and it works great. When setting up an account you just enter the e-mail address and password and it will attempt to set all the server configurations. Can be done manually also. You can import contacts and your present e-mails.

    Jim
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    Windows live mail which is free allows you to set up multiple email accounts and it works
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