Two issues for me:
I can hardly give up outlook express.
Is there a GOOD email program similar to it? I like writing off line, more importantly, sending out links of various web sites is a snap, and I do this often. It has to be close, I don't have the time to learn another all over again, LOL.
Also, the other person in the house plays older video games like COD and ww2 stuff. Don't know if this will work for him.
When I got my new HP about 2 years ago with Windows 7 on it it did not have Outlook Express on it and I was upset.
I found this program called Windows Live Essentials and downloaded it and installed it.
It has plusses and minuses compared to Outlook Express. One minus is that when you put a link in it, it does not get underlined and therefore is not a link and just text, even with it in rich text mode. However, I have discovered if you get to the right end of it with the cursor and then hit enter it does underline it and turn it into a link.
A big plus is that ( I also got a Laptop close to the time I got the new HP desktop ) when I installed this onto the laptop, it picked up all my contacts and their information and the calendar stuff. If I remove or add a contact on one machine it is updated on the other.
You can add folders, make rules about emails and have them move directly from the Inbox to another folder determined by a rule you make up, etc.
It is very similar to Outlook Express.
You have to have Windows 7 or higher to use Windows Live Essentials.
Edited by jimmie57, 06 February 2014 - 06:15 AM.