This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
Outlook.com no longer allows email access via Outlook Express for free Outlook.com/MSN accounts.
Method 1: Use Windows Live Mail instead of Outlook ExpressWindows Live Mail is an e-mail program that you install on your computer. Windows Live Mail stores messages on your computer. This means that you can access, read, and compose e-mail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet. After you connect, Windows Live Mail will send and receive messages and update your accounts. Windows Live Mail works with popular Web-based e-mail services such as Outlook.com, AOL mail, Google mail, and Yahoo! mail. Windows Live Mail is built to automatically configure many popular e-mail services. To install Windows Live Mail, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 2: Use Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 together with the Outlook ConnectorFor more information about how to use an Outlook.com account in Outlook, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 878462 - Last Review: Dec 27, 2013 - Revision: 1