Downloading Outlook Express For Windows 10

Dear Computer Lady,

Recently, I purchased a very much needed new computer. So far, so good. It runs on Windows 10, and I think that it will serve me well…(old as I am!)

I would like to download Outlook Express on it, however. I know that Microsoft no longer supports that program and that’s fine with me. I like it and it’s comfortable
for me.

Seems that others have pirated the rights to it and a ‘donation’ is required to partake! Is there any way around that for this old lady who doesn’t tolerate change all that well?

Many thanks, Jane

Dear Jane,

There is no legitimate or pirated (which means stolen) copy of Outlook Express available for you to download and install, and if anyone is telling you that they have a copy of Microsoft’s Outlook Express that they are willing to share with you for a donation, they are not being truthful with you.

I did a little searching online and found, what I think you are referring to. I’m pretty sure this program is made to look like Outlook Express, but it is not the real thing. The problem that I have with this is that they are trying to pass it off as the real thing.

Instead, I would suggest that you try out Mozilla Thunderbird at:

Thunderbird is free, open source software. That means that it will always be free, and will be around for a long time, instead of suddenly discontinued at the whim of a big software company.



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