This article was previously published under Q220852
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 Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
If you are using Microsoft Outlook, this article does not apply. For more information about how to use Outlook with Outlook.com, please see the "Similar problems and solutions" section.
The information that this article contained has been removed because it has been superseded.
To access your Outlook.com account, upgrade to Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail program that you install on your computer. Because Windows Live Mail stores messages on your computer, you can access, read, and compose e-mail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet. After you connect to the Internet, 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: