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Windows 7: Outlook Express on Windows 7?

16 Jan 2010   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium

For me Thunderbird has worked well and really doesn't seem all that different from OE.

I used to use Outlook (from Office 2000) but stopped using it because some of my contacts complained that they couldn't open any attachment I sent along with a email. They had no such problems if I used OE for some reason. I recently got Office 2007 so I may test to see if Outlook works for me now.

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17 Jan 2010   #32

Windows 7

I tried Thunderbird and it was OK but I couldn't import my address book. So here I am trying to live with Windows Live and not liking it.
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17 Jan 2010   #33

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit


Yes, address book importing is shaky in Thunderbird.

I was able to export addresses in my old email application, but could not directly import. I opened the exported files in notepad and found that the info was readable there. I then had to manually re-enter the data I saw in notepad into Thunderbird, one at a time.

Not fun, but a lot more fun than Live Mail.

Unless you have a jillion email addresses to transfer, I'd cut my losses, go back to Tbird, and give up on Live Mail, which I found very aggravating. I endured it for less than a month.
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04 Mar 2010   #34

Windows 7

I'm just way too used to OE to change. I don't like that "live" stuff at all. And I don't like Thunderbird too. I'm fond of OE's simplicity. So I ask you for some program as simple that runs on Seven. Any idea?
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04 Mar 2010   #35

Windows 7

I was actually literally scared when I installed 7, and had my wife start to use Live mail, as she used OE for 10ish years. Luckily after about 2 weeks, she is used to it and I get no more trouble calls.
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29 Aug 2010   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sues View Post
I had to forget about OE. Now have Mozilla Thunderbird. My email transferred easily and no probs. As yet...
At least I can forget about crappy Windows live.
I recommend Mozilla Thunderbird for anyone who feels the same.

Can you add a mail icon at top on toolbar when using Thunderbird?
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29 Aug 2010   #37

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
Outlook is fine and if you download pfbackup.exe from the MS site you get an easy backup program too. (up to outlook 2007).

However MS does have a habit of shooting itself in the foot -- this backup DOESN'T work in Outlook 2010 (even the 32 bit version). It install in the addins but doesn't actually do anything.

For OE users Outlook 2003 or 2007 is the best bet --stay away from Outlook 2010 for the moment -- or use a small XP Virtual machine for your email client.

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