Microsoft Outlook Express Support

Get help with Microsoft Outlook Express. Learn more about importing, setting up, downloads, updates and security. Outlook Express is Windows Live Mail now.

Key resources

Key resources

Windows Vista/Windows 7: Where is Outlook Express?

Windows Mail
Outlook Express has been replaced by Windows Mail.

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Review top issues, error messages and troubleshooting

Outlook Express System Requirements
As an installed component of Internet Explorer, Outlook Express also maintains Internet Explorer's requirements.

Set up Outlook Express
Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up an Outlook Express account so you can start sending and receiving e-mail messages.

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Getting Outlook Express and Setting Up

Use Outlook or Outlook Express
Find out the differences between Outlook and Outlook Express and how to decide which one is for you.

Set up Outlook Express
Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up an Outlook Express account so you can start sending and receiving e-mail messages.

Setting Up Mail Servers in Outlook Express
Learn about the different kinds of mail servers, then set yours up in Outlook Express.

Using Outlook Express with Multiple E-mail Addresses, Multiple Accounts, and Multiple Identities
Find out how to use the many options you have for managing your e-mail accounts with Outlook Express.

Working with Outlook Express

Compose and send e-mail with Outlook Express
Learn how to create e-mail messages, attach files to your messages, and send them using Outlook Express.

Check, respond to, and print e-mail messages
Learn how to check for new e-mail messages, and then respond to them or print them.

Controlling Junk Mail in Outlook Express
Learn about some basic strategies you can use for controlling junk mail in Outlook Express.

Make safer passwords in Outlook Express
Learn best practices for choosing a password, how to configure Outlook Express to remember your passwords, and what to do if Outlook Express forgets them.

Import items into Outlook Express
With Outlook Express, you can import items, such as address book data, messages, and account settings from other programs, including other mail clients.

Troubleshooting Outlook Express

Hyperlinks Do Not Work in Outlook Express or in Word
Automatically fix hyperlinks in Microsoft Outlook Express and in Microsoft Word

Repair Outlook Express
Follow these step-by-step instructions for repairing the causes of unexpected behavior in Outlook Express.

An overview of the Cumulative Update for Outlook Express 6.0 SP1
This article describes how to download and install the Cumulative Update for Outlook Express 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Using Email

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Use your mail to manage your calendar
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Using email and the Internet
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Support lifecycle

Support lifecycle

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Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle Policy page
Visit the Support Lifecycle Policy page to view Microsoft?s guidelines for product support from availability to end of product lifecycle.

Outlook Express Support Lifecycle Policies

Outlook Express 6.0

Last Review : 19 February 2013