More Outlook Express Settings

Important Note: If you are still using Outlook Express, I urge you to migrate to another safer email program. There are several email programs that are free and will not cause as many problems as Outlook Express.  A popular replacement for Outlook Express is Thunderbird.

You have probably figured out by now, Outlook Express is really a complex program. It isn't as complex as Microsoft Outlook (part of MS Office suite), but Outlook Express can be configured so many different ways.

Each of the items on the Outlook Express main toolbar menu can be used to either change something, add something or just make Outlook Express look different.

The following screenshots of some of the available options may help you make the changes you want in your Outlook Express. Just click on the thumbnails for a picture big enough to view.

Here is where you perform tasks like setting up new identities, manage existing identities, save your address book to move later (or just backup), save Outlook Express message rules and import saved messages and address book into a new fresh copy of Outlook Express. If you are connecting to the Internet by dialup, you can select the option to work offline and read downloaded messages and compose messages while you are not connected.

The following screenshots tell you how to import and export Messages and your Address Book. When you first know that you are going to need to move Outlook Express messages and your Address Book, you need to save them some place where you can find them again. If you are moving from an old computer to a new computer, copy the files to a folder on the new computer so you can find them them when you are ready to import into the new Outlook Express.

The File Menu