Windows 7 Pro. E-Mail Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Outlook Express Last response: June 14, 2012 12:41 AM in Windows 7 Share custom1 June 13, 2012 11:09:35 PM Hi. I'm building a system with windows 7 pro. My old system was windows XP with outlook express. I hear that windows 7 pro has windows Live mail and most of the people hate it. I like the clean feel of outlook express and being able to download all my e-mail on external drives and Send photos very easy. Is their a software program out their that close to outlook express? Windows live has messenger, then windows outlook in office program looks to be the same as live. I don't want the messenger and all of the other crazy things with it. I'm hearing that I can hack the vista version of windows mail thats close to outlook express into windows 7. What your opinion? More about : windows pro mail Proximon June 13, 2012 11:46:08 PM Since I have struggled with this myself, I'll just cut to the chase. You need to let it go and move into the present. The truth is that email services that are essentially cloud based are far better. Storing emails locally is just asking for trouble. Once upon a time, storage space was expensive. Because of this ISPs wanted you to download all your email. That is the only reason this ever got started. Leave your emails on the server, where it's actually safer from potential hardware or software failures. This is why there is no more Outlook. Mozilla Thunderbird will do the same thing, but importing contact lists is usually a problem. Really, it's best to use Gmail for everything... including accessing other email accounts. m 0 l SR-71 Blackbird a c 411 $ Windows 7 June 13, 2012 11:48:14 PM Plus 1 for GMAIL ^ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Brett928S2 a b $ Windows 7 June 14, 2012 12:41:51 AM Hi For OFFLINE email program like Outlook...use THUNDERBIRD.... All the best Brett m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhowto set up gmail as my default email client on Windows 7 Forum SolvedActivation Key for Win7 Pro on Email lost Forum When I complete PDF documents on my windows 8 and email them to colleagues with windows 7 there are problems with the format . Forum SolvedCant open jpg files in email windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows 7 email setup Forum how do I set yahoo as my default email on windows 7 (instead of outlook)? Forum SolvedUnable to open website links from email using windows 7 Forum cannot open email messages on my laptop windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows 7 won''t open email outlook through pdf form Forum SolvedWindows 7 How to install email program? Forum SolvedWindows 7 compatible e-mail programs Forum SolvedWindows 7 Live mail/sky email problem Forum SolvedEmail problems with windows 7 Forum SolvedFind e-mail program on windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows 7 Live,com email problems Forum SolvedSettin up e-mail in windows 7 Forum Default Email Windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows7problems with email and lost all outlook express data Forum SolvedWindows 7 email problems Forum After working OK, now unable to send email using Windows Live Mail on Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !