How much do you love your Outlook Express email? I subscribe to several newsletters and other various help sites. One of the applications that I see people asking about often is Outlook Express. There always seems to be someone having problems with it.
I used it for several years myself, and I remember having a few problems too. I think it’s time for people to leave Outlook Express behind. If you agree that it’s time to try something new, I have a suggestion for you; upgrade to Windows Live Mail (WLM).
Why would it be a good idea to change?
Microsoft designed Windows Live Mail as a replacement for Outlook Express 6. You could say that it’s Outlook Express 7 and you wouldn’t be too far from the truth.
It’s a good idea to keep your software upgraded to the latest supported versions. Outlook Express is no longer supported by Microsoft. Unsupported software is typically more vulnerable to attack by hackers.
WLM has more features. You can add MS Messenger, RSS Feeds and a Calendar with reminders.
Is it hard to switch from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail?
It’s easy. The first thing WLM does when it installs, is to look for an existing version of Outlook Express. It will automatically import all of your contacts, settings and old mail. If you decide you don’t like it, you can uninstall it and Outlook Express will still be there.
Do you need help?
You may not need it, but here’s a tutorial on installing WLM.
Here’s a video showing how easy it is to use Windows Live Mail.
If you decide to use WLM, be sure to check out our article about backing it up and restoring it.