Originally Posted by booster
I just called a friend of mine who is much more into this stuff than I am, and he said that you can get pretty much all the same e-mail properties that you like in Outlook Express from Outlook 2007, which is compatible with Windows 7/64 bit. I can't confirm this, but it is definitely something we will look into for our use.
Ah, mea culpa.
That WAS one of the other suggested work arounds, that I failed to mention. It is another "added $$$" fix
however, as most of the laptops I've looked at only have 30 day trial versions. But it's another possibility.
I think to make things the most similar to OE6 mail on an XP machine, using 2 different mail clients might
be the least expensive, most like what I want it to do, solution. I actually set it up on the HP Win7 laptop I
bought last year, but returned in order to pursue an easier answer to my dilemma. I got my mail set up on Windows
Live Mail, and set up my wife's using Mozilla Thunderbird. M/T was free and easy to set up so that it does look a lot
like Windows Live Mail, but at the time, it wasn't an acceptable answer, considering the $$$ I'd just shelled out for
a nice new high powered laptop, with Win7 Home Premium, but no OE6 or equivalent.
For now though, I'm fine with the 2 older XP machines we have, and both have OE6 email.
As I've said in previous posts, I'm not impressed at Microsoft's removing that email functionality that I found
easy to use and functional, and then having to pay big bucks for newer technology, only to discover that I then needed
to find a way to mimic what I actually wanted and expected it to do in the first place.
If that makes any sense?