Features of Outlook Express in Windows® 7
Get to know more about benefits of Outlook Express in Windows 7
Microsoft Outlook Express is an Internet e-mail and news reader which was included with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 and later. Previously it was known as Internet Mail and News. Outlook Express is an application different from Microsoft Office Outlook. The two programs share a common architectural philosophy and not a common codebase. Outlook Express makes use of the Windows Address Book to store contact information and integrates with it. Meanwhile in Windows XP, it integrates with Windows Messenger. It is bundled with different versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows Server 2003, and is available for Windows 95 and Mac OS 9. In Windows Vista, Outlook Express was outdated by Windows Mail, and then by Windows Live Mail as separate software in Windows 7.
The following are the features of Windows 7 Outlook Express and its differences with Office Outlook:
- Features of Windows 7 Outlook Express
- Benefits of Outlook Express
- Difference between Outlook Express and Office Outlook
Features of Windows 7 Outlook Express
Outlook express is easy and fun to use. It has several privacy and security features and supports digitals IDs. It can manage multiple POP, IMAP, MSN and Hotmail accounts and also allows you to compose and receive rich HTML e-mails and create fancy and fun e-mails with stationery. It is mainly configured to block remote image downloads; this will also protect your privacy. A special mode in Outlook Express will display all mail in secure plain text only. The major feature is that potentially dangerous attachments are blocked by Outlook Express automatically. It can customize the mailbox displays thereby making it easy to handle larger amounts of mail. Outlook Express allows you to create simple message rules for automatic incoming mail filing.
Benefits of Outlook Express
Outlook Express has several advantages. This program will automatically connect to your account, download e-mail and store them on your computer. From then your messages are stored in your system and they will be available to you even without an Internet connection. You can set up multiple accounts in Outlook Express and all these can be downloaded at the same time. You can use Outlook Express message rules to categorize e-mail messages as they arrive based on sender, size, attachments etc. The major advantage of this program is that it can store a copy of all your messages in your system. This will get you access to your message in case of accidental deletion or a hacked account.
Outlook Express is an e-mail package but not a true contact management software tool. The Outlook package is designed as a Personal Information Management (PIM) tool. It has e-mail functionality, a full contact application, task list and calendar. Most of the information is synchronized in Office Outlook. Outlook Express is an e-mail client and newsgroup reader. Outlook is a complete contact management system. It enables the storage of details of all your contacts, and to easily search and retrieve this data. Meanwhile Outlook Express has basic facilities of an e-mail client like multiple identities, creation of folders to categorize stored e-mails and automated log-in and log-out.