Customize the Outlook Express Toolbar

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 use use email all the time, it makes sense to make Outlook Express look and work the way you want.

It is very easy to add or remove icons on the Outlook Express Toolbar. The following screenshots can show you how to do the customizing. Remember if you want to change it back or add new icons it is very easy, just go back into the customize option and make your changes.

The first screenshot is the Outlook Express toolbar.

Screenshot Toolbar

The next screen shows how to get to the customize option.

Screenshot Right click to get the Customize

Once the customize button is checked you will get this screen:

Screenshot Add/Remove icons to the Toolbar

Sometimes there are so many icons on the toolbar it is hard to find a blank space to click. Not to worry, there is another way to get there!

This time you need to click on the View option on the main menu and then click 'Layout'.

Screenshot  View, Layout

Screenshot  Click Customize button and you are in the Add/Remove icons to the Toolbar. (There is almost always more than one way to do what you want in any Windows program!)