Microsoft Outlook Express is an email client intended primarily for home users. Like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express is available in a new version of Windows Live Mail. For Windows 7 / Vista and other new versions, Windows Live Mail will work but not Express. It is because the latter is designed only for older Windows versions. So, in this article, we'll learn about installing Windows Live Mail. Check this free Windows 7 support guide for Outlook Express install help.
Live Mail comes pre-installed with Windows 7 comes. There will be a Live Mail or Essential icon in your Programs list. Else, check the Startup menu and you will see the Windows Live icon. Click on it and point to Windows Live Mail. When in the window, create and configure your email account as described in the next steps.
If Live Mail did not come bundled with your computer, visit the Microsoft website and look for the program. Since it's a free email client, you need not pay for it. Click the Download Now button. Click the Save File button when prompted. When done, exit the browser window. Look for the wlsetup.exe file and open it. Click the Run button to execute the installation.
Wait for the Live Installer to extract the files. When prompted to make a selection, click the box next to Mail. If you want to install other features like Messenger, check them too. When done, hit the Install button. Wait for the installer to install your change utilities. It will take some time. When done, Win Live will prompt you to sign up. If you already have a Hot account or Win Live ID, click the Close button as you need not sign up for another account.
Now click the Start menu, All Programs, Win Live, and then Windows Mail. Since you are using Windows Mail for the first time, it will prompt you to configure your email account. In the Add an E-mail Account window, enter your email address and password in the relevant fields. Click to check the Remember Password box as you would do in Outlook. Enter your name in the Display Name field and click to check the box separately Manually configure server settings for e-mail account.
If you notice, the email settings displayed in this window are almost the same as they were in Outlook Exp. Hit the Next button to continue. Select POP3 from the drop-down menu next to My incoming mail server is a server. Enter the incoming server address and the port number also in the intended field. This window is slightly different from the window in Outlook. You had to navigate to different sections to enter port numbers and server addresses. However, here you can enter all the information in one window. So, you can say that it is more organized than Outlook.
Enter rest of the information as desired. Do not forget to check the box next My outgoing server requires authentication. Hit the Next button to continue. If your email account is a Hotmail or Windows account, the program will prompt you to let it download your folders, messages, etc. When done, finish the wizard and you will see all your emails and attachments etc. in your inbox.
If you insist on using Outlook Express, install Windows XP on your Windows 7 computer for dual booting. When you want to use Express, boot into Windows XP. When you are not using Microsoft Outlook Exp, boot into Windows 7. In case you face a problem using Windows Mail, contact Live Mail support.
Source by Gaurav Srivastava