Microsoft Email Support
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What happened to Hotmail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express?
Email is a message transmitted electronically between two devices over a network. An email message consists of a header which has the originator's email address, one or more recipient addresses, the date and time the message was sent and the message's subject. Email addresses consist of a name and domain name separated by an @ symbol. Every email also includes a message body which contains the message being sent.
What happened to Windows Mail and Outlook Express?
Windows Mail was the email program included with Windows Vista. Outlook Express was the email program included with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98.
Hotmail was a free web-based email service that was replaced by Outlook.com. All Hotmail accounts will be automatically upgraded to Outlook.com, but you’ll keep your same login, password, saved emails, and rules.
Need help with Microsoft products for email?
Microsoft provides fully featured email applications which enable you to read email, manage your inbox, setup multiple email accounts, open attachments, and much more. For tips, tutorials, problems, and errors for Windows email clients, select the appropriate link below.
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Windows Mail (Vista)
Outlook 2011 for Mac
Outlook Express 6.0