What is the best eMail software for Windows 7?

ronald hayes September 25, 2010

Just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. There is no Outlook Express. What is the best alternative? My ISP is bigpond. Presently using bigpond webmail.

  1. Aibek
    October 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    • Terry
      November 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Hey - nobody has mentioned Google Chrome (have they?)
      Light, fast, my favorite.

      • Stephen Hill
        November 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm

        Google Chrome is a web browser. The asker is looking for a mail program like thunderbird and outlook.

  2. andy
    September 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I personally use Opera Mail (which is embedded in the Opera browser). Other than that Thunderbird or Windows Live mail are the usual suspects. It may also depend on what mail service you are using.

  3. Tina
    September 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    If you would prefer to stay with Outlook, try Windows Live Mail as a free Windows 7 replacement of Outlook Express. Here is more information regarding Windows 7 and Outlook:http://www.msoutlook.info/question/303http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/win7upgrade.htmOther than that I will always recommend Mozilla Thunderbird.

    • Xoandre
      September 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      Tina is correct. While I never liked Outlook Express, having used Hotmail for all my email needs, I switched to Windows Live! Mail and have found it to be so much more efficient in accessing ALL of my Hotmail accounts in one program.

      It includes a comprehensive contacts list, calendar, and several other features which you should find worth trying out.

      Be sure to check out the MAKEUSEOF guide here:

    • Oron Joffe
      October 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      No objection to your advice Tina, but Ronald was using Outlook Express, not Outlook.

      • Tina
        October 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm

        Windows Live Mail is a replacement for Outlook Express, isn't it?

        • Oron Joffe
          October 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm

          Absolutely, but the links you are about Outlook, not OE...

        • Tina
          October 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm

          The first link addresses Outlook Express, but yes, it's not exclusively on OE.

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