A component of Microsoft Windows
|Type||Email client, News client|
|Included with||Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003|
|Replaced by||Windows Mail|
Microsoft Outlook Express is an email program made by Microsoft. It is a free version of Outlook, also made by Microsoft. Microsoft's Outlook Express was discontinued in 2006 with the release of its new operating system, Windows Vista, which has Windows Mail instead.
Problems[change | change source]
Outlook Express needs a database to work, sometimes this database gets damaged when there are too many emails or when the database gets compacted. Compaction is needed when its size gets too large to handle well. Also, sometimes emails or attachments were infected with viruses.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Moving emails from Outlook Express to Windows 8.1 - Microsoft, the company that created Outlook Express, tells how to move your old emails to a new version of Windows
- Outlook Express Help - Tips and Tricks - How to use Outlook Express
- UnDBX online - an open-source program that lets you save easily emails from a damaged database. The very complicated source code is at sourceforge.net