No Outlook Express with Windows 7

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I have grown to love OE, and I like having my mail folders resident on the hard drive. I don't want them in the cloud.

W7 won't do it. What's a good cheap substitute?

My Android phone and tablet have Chrome and some email app that looks reasonably similar, but I don't know what it's called.
 
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Windows Live Mail - should be there, it's the same thing as near as!

jULIAN
 
will that be on my windows installation disk?

I can't see it on my list of turn "Windows Features" on/off
 
Hmmm, dunno. Click the windows symbol in the bottom left corner of the screen and in the search box type windows live mail. It pops up for me with just W & I entered! It's on my Windows 7 so I don't see why yours should differ.

Julian
 
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Can't believe someone suggested Windows Live Mail - its crap!

When Outlook Express went (I think it was no longer included with an update of Internet Explorer) I switched to Mozilla Thunderbird for emails. After a download of a converter plugin and a bit of playing around with it, I got all my old emails converted into Thunderbird. It too uses underlying files to store emails so it can be backed up and restored, etc.
 
Can't believe someone suggested Windows Live Mail - its crap!

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That's not the point. The OP wanted a cheap email sub for OE for W7. Live Mail is bundled onto W7 I think so that is a solution.

Julian
 
I have just downloaded thunderbird, which is also free, and looks very like OE.

As far as I can see it stores my mail on my PC, not in the cloud.

Does Windows Live keep my mails and logons, so that the US spies can read them?
 
A part of Windows Live Essentials selectable at the install stage - Windows Live Mail.
I literally migrated from OE to the above WLM - a year ago ...
All mail folders and address book - no real problem.
Message rules needed entering.
Has been managing three email accounts pretty well.

A guide :- http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Windows-Live-Mail-2011-Guide.html#introduction

Settings :- http://www.yoingco.com/windows_live_mail_settings_windows_7.htm#ReadTAB

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How big is your mailbox? One of the issues with Windows Live Mail (I did try it, briefly, before deciding it was rubbish) is that it runs very slowly with large-ish mailboxes and subfolders.
 
A part of Windows Live Essentials selectable at the install stage - Windows Live Mail.
I literally migrated from OE to the above WLM - a year ago ...
All mail folders and address book - no real problem.
Message rules needed entering.
Has been managing three email accounts pretty well.

A guide :- http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Windows-Live-Mail-2011-Guide.html#introduction

Settings :- http://www.yoingco.com/windows_live_mail_settings_windows_7.htm#ReadTAB

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How big is your mailbox? One of the issues with Windows Live Mail (I did try it, briefly, before deciding it was rubbish) is that it runs very slowly with large-ish mailboxes and subfolders.

Exported mail fills 6.88 GB, 93 folders at one level or another.
Not falling over since the change from OE, survived XP Pro to Win7 to Win8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro.
Quite a nifty machine as they come and go. So perhaps that nullifies any sluggishness? I just know that the prog runs and does what I expect it to do I never seem to be waiting apart from during larger uploads.
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