OE Classic Brings Back Outlook Express in Windows

Outlook Express was a popular email client that was included in Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows. The email client offered not only all the expected features but also integrated well with Windows user interface. Outook Express provided support for many protocols like, LDAP, POP3, IMAP and SMTP. Now that Outlook Express is no longer available with newer versions of Windows like Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, there is a new application called OE Classic available from the third party developers. This new email client OE Classic mimics the look and feel Outlook Express  almost entirely.

OE Classic was created for the same reason why the open-source created MPC (Media Player Classic) because Microsoft discontinued once popular media player application. In this case, we get a full fledged email client that functions in the same manner as the original Microsoft Outlook Express.

OE Classic

The project was started immediately after Outlook Express was discontinued by Microsoft in 2014. It has only improved over these years and had become stable. Some of the features have been improved and other new features have been added. For example, in Outlook Express, there was a wizard like interface for adding new email accounts. Now in OE Classic, they have made it much easier to add some of the popular accounts such as from GMail.

The developers have made it very easy to migrate to OE Classic from other email clients such as Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, and any other email clients that can export the address book and email accounts to CSV, EML or IAF files.

OE Classic is a reliable and cutter free email client for Windows. People, who have been using Outlook Express in their computers for years, will find this email client very similar and can start using it right away.

You can download OE Classic from https://www.oeclassic.com/.

One comment

  1. May 2021:
    Outlook Express now also supports MAPI & Default Email client. This is the “PAID for” version of OEC.

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