OLEXP: How to Obtain and Install Outlook Express

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


This article describes how to obtain and install Outlook Express.

More Information

Microsoft Outlook Express does not have its own setup program. Outlook Express is distributed as the mail client for Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Internet Explorer setup program includes the option to install Outlook Express. Microsoft Office 2000 distributes both Outlook Express and Internet Explorer with Microsoft Outlook 98 and Microsoft Outlook 2000, and on the following Microsoft Web site:
To install Outlook Express, run the Setup program for any of the programs mentioned in this section.

Additional Information

For additional information information about Outlook Express setup issues, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257238 OLEXP: Outlook Express 5.01 Not Upgraded on Windows 2000
230076 OL2000: Why Outlook 2000 Requires Outlook Express
255029 OL98: Why Outlook 98 Requires Installation of Outlook Express

Article ID: 270696 - Last Review: Jun 19, 2014 - Revision: 1