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Windows 7: Lost password for outlook express

13 May 2015   #1

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Lost password for outlook express

Hi folks , I recently forgot my password for outlook express and now that I've tried too many times to enter it , Microsoft has blocked any further attempts . I've tried their lost password retrieval system many times now , and it just sends me in a circle . The alternate email I registered with them long ago no longer works , and I had password retrieval set to 2 step retrieval system , which is now the reason I can't get back in . Is there any way around this ? Is there a Microsoft tech support phone number to call ?

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14 May 2015   #2

Win7 Pro 32bit

Outlook Express does not work with Windows 7 and is no longer supported. There are hacks to try to force OE to work with 7, but they're not recommended.
You need to use a different email client, such as Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail.
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14 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

If you need a different E-Mail Client be sure to locate and copy the *.dbx files to a different location, they hold your messages. Also get the *.wab file, has your Windows Address Book. Both can usually be used for the Import to other clients. You can open Windows Address Book and Export to a .csv file, usable as a spreadsheet and for Importing. But as alluded to, those only exist on WinXP.

There is an OE Classic program available and I've used it on Win8.1.
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