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Windows 7: Install Outlook Express 6 onto Windows 7

26 May 2015   #1
cray claw

Win 7 Home Prem
 
 
Install Outlook Express 6 onto Windows 7

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I posted an earlier thread about installing Outlook 2003 onto a Win 7 64bit but have since found something that maybe a better fit for my situation.

That is installing Outlook Express 6 onto my new Windows7 64bit machine. I found this site who appear to have a download for a version that runs on Win 7, 8... machines - runasxp.

This old email client is very familiar to me and does exactly what I need. Plus it will be easy to import my large address book and email store folder over and be up and running in no time flat.

My question is, has anyone installed and tested this....? Is this a safe download...?
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26 May 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've frankly never heard of it at all on this forum or elsewhere.

I'd love to know that it works and is fantastic as I certainly liked OE.

If I downloaded it, I'd certainly upload the file to Total Virus to see if they get it a pass.

Let us know if you learn more or try it out.
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26 May 2015   #3
cray claw

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26 May 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what to tell you, but I'd at least do a Google search for each of those 3 red items to see if they are serious or just some innocuous form of adware.
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26 May 2015   #5
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm successfully running MS office outlook express 2003 on a win7 64 setup. I believe I had to remove all later vestiges of MS office software prior to installing it. I seem to remember that Msoft had 3 files on line to facilitate the complete removal of later versions but damned if I can find them.
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28 May 2015   #6
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Interesting thread.

I use Outlook Express 6 on the WinXP and its worked great for many years. M$ don't do it anymore as they use Windows Live for Win7 and above which is total rubbish. I've just downloaded oe6_2.00.exe and virus and malware scanned it and its clear, I will let you know if it works.
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28 May 2015   #7
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Keith
After hours of old file checks I've at long last found the procedure that I initially used to wipe all outlook and office software.
3 files you require are MicrosoftFixit 50154, 50416, 50450.
I remember I ran these 3 files, rebooted and installed MS office 2003 which had the old outlook express version which I am still running after 4 years with no probs.
Whether this will work for MS office 2006 ??? and I don't know if office 2006 had the old OE on the disk.

Best of luck
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29 May 2015   #8
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Well I just ran this new app oe6_2.00.exe and it asks for payment to use is so forget it. M$ should provide a decent app for Outlook Express as they supplied it in the first place.
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16 Aug 2015   #9
cray claw

Win 7 Home Prem
 
 

It's been a while since my original post but happy to report the following concerning oe6_2.00.exe:

I forwarded the file to Kaspersky Lab for checking. After some weeks I finally got an answer back to confirm it was clean.

I've installed this version of Outlook Express 6 into my new Win7 64bit machine about 6 weeks ago and its been working fine. Runs exactly the same way as OE6 did on an XP machine.

You do need to install a spell checker add on for 64bit machines - this is available free through RunAsXP but not made clear from the initial download.

The only thing that doesn't work are Spam Filter Add Ons which allow one to mark email messages as spam and places them into a seperate spam folder and blocks future emails. Fortunately, my email hosting supplier has a good spam filter so most spam emails don't make it to my inbox.

This version of OE6 isn't a microsoft product. It was developed by Run As XP for those of us who prefer OE6. To obtain this product you need to make a donation of Minimum US$10 or EU$10. For that donation you get 3 licences.

I've looked at most of the email clients out there and prefer OE6. So for me the $10 donation was money well spent.

Hope this helps any others thinking of installing this email client.
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14 Nov 2015   #10
mt999999

 

I've been using it as well. Good stuff!
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