Windows 7 Mail

May 28, 2009

Windows XP came with an e-mail program called Outlook Express. By the way, don’t confuse Outlook Express with Outlook. They are two different programs. When Windows Vista came out, Outlook Express had not only been given a makeover, it had a new name. The new name was Windows Mail.

Now you may be wondering what e-mail program Windows 7 will come with. The answer is that it won’t come with one. But don’t worry, there are lots of options. When you purchase a new computer with Windows 7 on it, if you get Microsoft Office with it, you will have Outlook unless you got the Home and Student version of Office.

If you didn’t get Office, or you got the Home and Student version of Office, no problem. If you want to,  you can read your e-mail on the web. If you don’t like that, then there are a lot of great e-mail programs out there, and a lot of them are free. Our two favorite ones are Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail.

Just a reminder, although Windows 7 doesn’t have an official release date yet, it is expected to ship in time for the holiday shopping season, which is only about 6 months away. So we will probably be having articles relating to Windows 7 in this newsletter pretty frequently.

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