Outlook Express Help


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.

If you are new to the Internet and email, there are times when a little help would be welcome!

This page is an entry point to Outlook Express Help. There are other links in this site to the same pages, but this page is just a way of making sure you can find what you are looking for in the way of help with Outlook Express.

Microsoft's email client that comes with Windows looks to be pretty simple when you first look at it, but Outlook Express is actually a fairly complex program. In order to use it, you do have to know some things to get it all set up. The wizards that come with Outlook Express are pretty good, but sometimes we all need a little help.

So here are the pages with help, depending on what you need.

To start using Outlook Express you have to first set up an account. Look at Create an Account for help. (Just click where it says Create an Account in the menu at the left) Be sure you have all the required information before you start as you can't create an account to receive email without your username and password. You also need the protocols (POP and SMTP). Your Internet Service Provider will give you this information. Some ISPS will automatically set this up for you when you install their software.

Some Outlook Express Help for really sticky problems.

One of the most asked questions is "How do I backup my email?" To find out, look at the Backing up Email page in the Email section on my site.

Outlook Express was at one time (and still may be) the most used email client. I loved Outlook Express even though a lot of the naysayers said it was a security risk. I customized my OE using the settings on this page to make it more secure.

When MS came out with Vista there was sadly no more Outlook Express, but a buggy Windows Mail based on OE, but not the same.

With Windows 7 there is no email program at all, but most PC makers added Windows Live Mail.

I truly miss Outlook Express!