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Outlook Express 6 and Windows 7?


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#1 process8

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:11 PM

hi,

 

i finally have a new computer and am trying to find a way to get Outlook Express 6 for email on the new system. OE 6 has been my long term email and has all my contacts and saved emails on so on.

 

I've been using it for so long my email address end with "@Prodigy.net." Yep, ancient, just like me. :)

 

But I can't find a download for it other than one from something called "RUN AsPX." And you to have "donate" to them before you download it.

 

Is there an alternative? It would be going into Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS.

 

I don't mind donating but I have no idea if AsPX is legit or not and what else may be coming with the OE6 download.

 

So my questions are;

 

Is there somewhere I can find a way to get the OE6 download other than AsPX?

 

If not, is AsPX legitimate and would it be safe to use their download?

 

Thank you.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:13 PM

You were previously using XP?

 

Outlook Express is the email client built into Internet Explorer, so OE6 comes as part of IE6, which is not Vista/Windows 7 compatible. (There are ways to do it, but not the simplest.)

 

I have no idea about the download you refer to, but I'd think you should be able to export the emails and contacts and import them into a current email client:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/257173

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/175017


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#3 process8

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:06 AM

You were previously using XP?
 
Outlook Express is the email client built into Internet Explorer, so OE6 comes as part of IE6, which is not Vista/Windows 7 compatible. (There are ways to do it, but not the simplest.)
 
I have no idea about the download you refer to, but I'd think you should be able to export the emails and contacts and import them into a current email client:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/257173
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/175017


As a last resort I will get a new emai client and try to import what I need but the idea of losing the info has me very nervous.

Thanks.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:48 AM

See this guide.

 

You will not loose any data if you backup your dbx files first. You can copy your dbx files to a flash drive and then use Mail Viewer to open any of your emails along with attachments if any.

 

If you do not like Windows Live then once you have your email in Windows Live you can export to another email client like Thunderbird






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