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Outlook Express is a free e-mail program that rivals the very best email clients available. It supports POP, IMAP and now HTTP mail and now you can send and receive e-mail messages from all your work and personal accounts-even Web-based e-mail accounts such as MSN® Hotmail®-without leaving Outlook. Also included are tools for importing existing mail settings, address book entries, and e-mail messages from Netscape, Eudora, Microsoft Exchange Server, the Windows Inbox, and Microsoft Outlook. Requires Internet Explorer to be installed first.

Outlook Express is the easy way to send e-mail and participate in Internet newsgroups. Even if you've never sent e-mail before, Outlook Express makes it simple by including a setup wizard to help you get started. If you're switching from another e-mail program, the import function lets you transfer your address book and messages quickly and easily. Outlook includes strong features for managing contacts, calendar, and to-do lists. Its excellent address book has a surprising number of fields. The personal information manager lets you create custom contact views and click on contacts in the address book to see meetings you've scheduled with them.

Outlook has exceptionally powerful searching features and offers an easy-to-use, form-based approach to filter creation. Wizards make Outlook the easiest program in this roundup for adding e-mail accounts. Welcome extras include stationery and the ability to insert voting buttons in mail.

The exact features available in Outlook vary according to whether you use it with POP and IMAP accounts or with a Microsoft Exchange server. With Exchange, you can schedule group meetings, and by default, your e-mail will be kept on the server (as with IMAP accounts).

OutLook Security:

The security woes of Outlook, however, are legion, and it's the e-mail software most worm and virus writers target. Microsoft's infuriating response: Outlook simply blocks certain attachments. If someone sends you an EXE file, the newest versions of Outlook won't let it through, and without mucking around in the Windows Registry, there's nothing you can do about it.

To download Outlook Express, you must first download a small setup file to your hard disk. Once downloaded, just run the file and the download and install process will begin. The Outlook Express download size should be around 1.5 Megabytes.

Microsoft Outlook makes it easier to manage your e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and appointments from one place. Access Web-based e-mail accounts. Send instant messages. Schedule meetings. Whatever your communication needs, Outlook lets you work smarter and faster.

Outlook takes the guesswork out of setting up meetings and coordinating schedules. New features make it easy to manage and view your personal and team schedules, so you spend less time planning and more time preparing.

Outlook can help you manage your time and information more effectively, while making it easier to create and share information with others.

Lets the Game Begin

Features of OutLook

AutoComplete Addressing

As a user enters an e-mail address, Outlook automatically recognizes it and completes the name based on previously sent e-mail to the recipient. This enables users to quickly send e-mail to others without spending time searching for e-mail addresses.

Type in the e-mail of someone you have previously sent e-mail to and Outlook automatically completes the address.

Outlook Hotmail Support

Users can now easily access e-mail from their Hotmail account (or other Internet mail providers) directly from within Outlook. This enables users to quickly and easily send mail out from any of their e-mail accounts without leaving their Outlook application.
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Select E-mail Accounts from the Tools menu.

Select Add a New E-mail Account.

Select HTTP.

Add your Hotmail account or any other HTTP mail account that supports the DAV protocol.

Send (E-mail Account Selection)

Users with multiple e-mail accounts (such as a Hotmail account and an account on Exchange) can choose on a per message basis what account to use to send their message.

When the user chooses an account, an information bar shows which account is used to send the mail. Explicit rules are built in to determine which account should be used as the default (e.g., when replying to a message, the account is used that the message was originally sent to) or users can assign a default account for Outlook to use.

Set up multiple e-mail accounts (e.g., Hotmail and Exchange) from E-mail accounts under the Tools Menu.

Create a new e-mail message. Select the Account drop-down menu (next to the Send button) to choose which account to use.


The newest version of Outlook makes significant improvements to Wordmail (which is now the default e-mail editor) in reliability, message size, and feature set. More specifically, when using HTML mail format, Wordmail removes document specific tags that were previously included so that users could edit it back in Word.

This reduces the overall size of the e-mail message. Wordmail also enables users to take advantage of a variety of new Word enhancements.

Make sure Word is your default e-mail editor by selecting Options from the Tools Menu. On the Mail Format tab, make sure the "Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages" check box is selected.

Smart Tags in Wordmail

With Word as the default e-mail editor, users can take advantage of the Smart Tags that are available in Word (including AutoCorrect, Paste Options, Address, Name, Date, or customizable Smart Tags). Smart Tags are context-sensitive buttons that give users the options and information they need at the time they need them.

Example 1: Paste an Excel spreadsheet into the mail to access the Paste Options Smart

Tag. Example 2: Type in a name of a contact from Outlook to access the Name Smart Tag.

Message Format in Wordmail

Users can easily change between different mail formats on the fly and on a per message basis. By giving users the option to switch between HTML, rich text, or plain text, they can more easily format their message so that the recipient can have the best viewing experience.

Create a new mail message using Word as your default e-mail editor. From the message format drop-down menu, select the format you want.

Mailbox Cleanup

Users can quickly view the size of their mailbox, search for files by size or by age, and then delete, move, or archive those files to clear up space. Exchange users can also automatically be notified when they are approaching their mailbox size limit and choose from the above options for cleaning up their mailbox. From the Tools menu, select Mailbox Cleanup.

Text Auto Cleanup

Outlook can now automatically clean up plain text e-mail formatting that often contains extra line breaks that make the message difficult to read.
Outlook automatically removes the extra line breaks (an option exists to turn this off as well) when a user opens an e-mail message, previews the message in the preview pane, or prints the message so that it is easier to read. Automatically takes place when a plain text e-mail message is opened.


Users can more easily find important messages, appointments, or tasks with the improved Find bar that enables users to access features previously available only with Advanced Find. For example, users can specify which folders they want to search for on their computer or on a network. Furthermore, both Find and Advance Find enable users to stop a search that's in progress and restart where it left off.

From the Standard Toolbar, select the Find button. Preview Pane The preview pane enables users to follow a hyperlink, respond to meeting requests, and display properties of an e-mail address without requiring the user to open the message. Turn Preview Pane on by selecting Preview Pane from the View menu.

LDAP Address Book

The LDAP address book is more sophisticated with advanced searching and faster responses to lookups:

An LDAP directory now has many of the same search features as found with the Exchange Global Address List, along with entry details.

Paged Results Support: allows crolling through directory entries from servers returning Paged Results.

Support for Virtual List (VLV): entries can be browsed as easily as with the Exchange Global Address List.

Select an LDAP directory (where available) in the "Show Names From the:" drop-down menu in the Address Book dialog box.
In the address book dialog box, select Find from the Tools menu to apply the advanced searching options.

Double-click an entry in the LDAP directory for details.

Contact Address Book (CAB)

The Contact Address Book makes use of the Contact's "Display Name." With this column, you can look up contact entries more efficiently, especially with multiple entries for the same contact name. When using the new Local Web Storage File, this CAB has full Unicode support. Select Address Book from the Tools menu. Drop-down "Show Names From the" menu and select Contacts. Notice that Display Name has been added as a field.

Synchroniza-tion Improvements

Outlook is now easier to set up for use in an offline mode with a single command, and all protocols (IMAP, POP, MAPI) can be synchronized at once. Different accounts can also be synchronized in different ways, depending on whether users are offline or online. Users can also choose which information from the mail (the header only or the entire email) is synchronized. And, a new Progress Reporting feature notifies the user how long the synchronization process takes. The user can choose to selectively cancel different account synchronization if wanted. From the Tools menu, select Send/Receive Settings. Select the desired action. Exchange Server Connection Improvements

The Outlook version 2002 connection to Exchange is more efficient, so users can download their mail faster. This is possible due to a decreased number of "round trips" that the data must go through, as well as less data that is being transferred over the connection than with previous versions of Outlook. Furthermore, the connection to the directory is also more resilient, meaning that if the connection to the Global Catalog server is disrupted for any reason, Outlook asks for a referral to another directory server and connects to that server seamlessly.

Outlook Virus Enhancements

Outlook now helps users and organizations safeguard against malicious viruses by: § Blocking e-mail attachments associated with unsafe files.

Preventing programs from gaining programmatic access to a user's address book or sending mail on the user's behalf. Users are notified and given the option of continuing with the action.

This prevents propagation and spreading of the virus to other users. Giving administrators options to customize the above settings to meet the security needs of their organization. Functionality automatically takes place.

Document Recovery

Wordmail gives users the option of saving their current files at the time an error occurs in the application. As a result, users spend less time recreating their mail messages and spend more time working. You can only access this if an error occurs. § Choose to recover the document and click close. Open the recovered document from the document recovery pane. Integrated Corporate/Workgroup and Internet Mail Only Modes.

Outlook is no longer divided into separate Internet and Exchange modes. The new E-mail Accounts wizard enables you to create several e-mail account types (Exchange, POP3, IMAP, HTTP, LDAP, MS Mail, etc.) in one profile. Multiple profiles are still supported. You can choose the account you want to send and receive messages for. Outlook is no longer divided into separate Internet and Exchange modes.

OutLook Security

Protect Your Inbox from E-Mail-borne Viruses

If you use Microsoft Outlook®, you can protect yourself from the kinds of e-mail virus or worm attacks that make headlines by unleashing damaging code and disrupting business operations. The Outlook E-Mail Security Update can block access to certain file types that could spread dangerous code, whether you use Outlook 2000 or Outlook 98. If you use Outlook version 2002, you already have this type of protection.

If you don't know which version of Outlook you have, open the Help menu in Outlook and click About Microsoft Outlook; you will see the version number in the first line of text in the dialog box that appears.

If your computer is part of a managed network, please contact your organization's system administrator before making changes to your computer. Administrators can find detailed technical information about the Outlook E-Mail Security Update in the Office Resource Kit.

Outlook 2000 or Outlook 98 Users

If you use Outlook 2000 or Outlook 98, you can download the free* Outlook E-Mail Security Update-for Outlook 2000 or for Outlook 98-to ensure that you have the latest security capabilities.This update helps users and organizations by:

Blocking e-mail attachments associated with unsafe files.

Preventing programs from accessing your address book or sending mail on your behalf, which helps prevent the spread of viruses to others' computers. (When such actions occur, Outlook notifies you and gives you the option of choosing to continue with the action.)

Increasing the default Internet security zone setting within Outlook from Internet to Restricted sites. This setting protects HTML messages from viruses spread by means of scripting.

Giving administrators options to customize the e-mail settings to meet the specific security needs of their organizations.

Outlook 2002 Users:

If you use Outlook 2002, you are already protected from these kinds of viruses. This latest version of Outlook helps users and organizations by: Blocking e-mail attachments associated with unsafe files.

Preventing programs from accessing your address book or sending mail on your behalf, which helps prevent the spread of viruses to others' computers. (When such actions occur, Outlook notifies you and gives you the option of choosing to continue with the action.)

Giving administrators options to customize the e-mail settings to meet the specific security needs of their organizations.

Setting the Internet security zone to Restricted sites by default to protect HTML messages from viruses spread by means of scripting

How to Maintain Your OutLook Express Store Folders

Automatic Maintenance (background compaction)

OE has an automatic maintenance feature that is enabled by default. It is designed to wait until OE has been idle for several minutes, and then begin to compact your mail and news folders in the background. The options to control this are found under Tools| Options| Maintenance.

Those options are for newsgroup files, by the way, and not for mail folders. Also, the option to "delete messages after xx days" refers only to message bodies, not to message headers. OE will delete old news headers only when they are removed from the server. However, I cannot recommend using this automatic tool. If your computer should crash, or your phone line drop, or your power supply be interrupted while OE is busily compacting files, the result can be truly ugly.

The entire message store can become corrupt, meaning you could lose all your mail messages. Furthermore, many people notice a serious drop in their computer's performance each time the background compaction begins.

I strongly suggest you turn this feature off right now by removing the check mark for "Compact messages in the background." Now you need to give some thought as to how you will manage your files manually. This is not hard to do, but it is easy to forget, and as your files grow in size you will see OE gradually begin to slow down.

So whenever you notice a performance hit, it's definitely time to clean up your store. But it's safer to make file maintenance a regular event. Once a week or so will keep OE in prime condition.

Compact Your OE Folders

Like most database programs, OE does not actually remove an item from a *.dbx file when you delete a message. Instead it merely tags the item for removal at a later time, mainly when you next compact your folders.

Until then, the deleted message is till occupying disk space, which can cause OE to perform more slowly when accessing the *.dbx file. To recover disk space and keep your files as small as possible, you need to compact your folders regularly.

In the OE Folder list (View| Layout| Folder List), click Outlook Express so that no mail or news folder is open. Now click File| Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving. Finally, click File| Folder| Compact All Folders.

This process can take several minutes and you should not attempt to use your computer until it is finished. If an error occurs, such as "cannot compact, folder in use", just close OE, wait a second or two, then re-open OE and begin the process again. This will compact not only your news folders, but also all of your mail folders and the all-important Folders.dbx.

To compact only news folders, click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Clean up Now, then click Compact. To compact a single mail folder, just click once on the folder to select it, and then click File| Folder| Compact.

To compact a single newsgroup folder, right-click on the newsgroup, then click Properties| Local File| Compact

Clean Up Your OE News Folders

To clean up your news folders, click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Clean Up Now. There you will see 4 buttons along with a brief description of their functions.
You can choose to apply any of these actions to all local folders, meaning Hotmail, IMAP and newsgroup folders, by leaving the default selection for "Local file(s) for: Outlook Express".

To clean up all groups on an account, click the Browse button and select the account. To select just one group, Browse to that group (although you can get to this much faster in that case simply by right-clicking the newsgroup in the Folder list and selecting Properties| Local Files). If you apply Remove, Delete or Reset, it is important that you also apply Compact to all folders that you have cleaned up.
You might notice that there is one very important feature missing here. There is no button to delete only headers and messages that are older than a specified number of days, or only those headers and messages marked as Read or Ignored.

This is not terribly troublesome on servers with a short retention time where messages are removed from the server after just a few days. But on servers with long retention times, like the 90 days typical of newsgroups on the Microsoft public news server, the buildup of old headers with or without message bodies can slow OE to a crawl, and in extreme cases, even crash the computer.

Outlook Express More Efficiently with Shortcuts

An Email Session Cut Short

Outlook Express comes with pretty (or, at least: simple, elegant) button bars and menus. These make it relatively simple to handle your email with the mouse. As soon as you are about to write a message, however, using the mouse turns into a frustrating (for you) and funny (for your coworkers) endeavor. So why not keep your fingers at the keyboard while dealing with your daily dose of email and save both some time and some calories

Checking Mail

Let us begin by starting Outlook Express. Having done that, you can give your mouse some cheese so it doesn't get bored. First, we want to see if we have new mail. In OE's main window we type CTRL-M; this means to hold down the key labeled "Ctrl" while pressing "m". Outlook Express checks our email accounts for new mail and -- provided we have some -- sends us to the latest message

Browsing and Deleting

This message is not particularly interesting. Let's switch to the previous one by pressing CTRL-<. Since this one is even less interesting (this is email!) let us have another look at the one we looked at before, the next one in the list.

We can do that with the shortcut -- surprise! -- CTRL->. Another very handy combination takes us to the next unread email: CTRL-U. Since there is little point in keeping uninteresting message, let's delete them. Yes, you can drag them to the dustbin and drop them there; or select select "Delete" from the context menu; or click on that red cross in the button bar.

The fastest way to get rid of unwanted mail is to press either DEL or CTRL-D (you may find the latter more comfortable although it requires you to press two keys instead of one).

Shortcut Key Tables

These were just some of the shortcuts available in Outlook Express. Below you find some more complete lists. Some of the described shortcuts are not in the help file, BTW




Open the message in its own window


Create a new folder


Create a new message


Print the selected messages


Copy the selected text or the whole message body if there is no selection


Depending on the focus, mark all messages (if the focus is on the message list) or all text within a message (if the focus is on the preview pane)


Search for a message (opens the message search dialog)


Search for a message in this folder only


Continue search


Search for people (opens the people search dialog)


Move the selected message to a different folder


Delete the selected message


Mark the selected message as read


Mark the current thread as read


Mark all messages in this folder as read


Display the previous message


Display the previous message


Display the next message


Display the next message


Display the next unread message


Switch to the next folder containing unread messages


Switch to a different folder


Switch to the inbox


Open the options dialog


Open the message body (with some strange HTML code inserted) in notepad


Display the message source code


Stop current message transaction


Fetch messages not yet downloaded from server


Send and receive messages


Open the address book


Open the newsgroups selection dialog


Reply to the author of the selected message


Reply to both the author and all recipients of the selected message.


Create a follow-up to newsgroups


Forward the selected message

Importing Items into Microsoft Outlook Express

You can easily import items from other programs, like other mail clients and address book data, into Microsoft® Outlook® Express. These items include:

Address books: From Microsoft products and other products, such as Netscape Communicator and Eudora. You can also import address book data that uses the comma separated values (CSV) format.

Messages from other e-mail programs: Including Netscape and Eudora. You can also import messages from many Microsoft products, such as Outlook or older versions of Outlook Express.

E-mail account settings: From an existing e-mail account. When you import your e-mail account settings, your Outlook Express account will have many, if not all, of the customization and information details from your previous account.

Newsgroup account settings: From an existing e-mail account. When you import your newsgroup account settings into Outlook Express, your subscription records and other data, such as which messages you've seen, are placed into your Outlook Express newsgroup account. You can then up reading your newsgroups.

To Import Address Books

You can import address book contacts from other Microsoft® Windows® Address Book files (.wab), as well as from Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Exchange® Personal Address Book, or any text (.csv) file.

For Windows Address Book 1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Address Book. 2. Select the address book or file type you want to import, and then click Open.

For all other address book formats 1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Other Address Book. 2. Click the address book or file type you want to import, and then click Open. If your address book is not listed, you can export it to either a text (.csv) file or a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) file, and then import it using that file type.

To Import Messages from Other E-mail Programs Using the Outlook Express Import Wizard, you can easily import e-mail messages from a variety of popular Internet e-mail programs, such as Netscape Communicator and Eudora, as well as from Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook. 1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages. 2. Select the e-mail program you want to import messages from, and then click Next. 3. Verify the location of your messages, and then click Next. 4. Choose All folders to import all the messages, and then click Next. You can also choose Selected Folders to import messages from one or more folders. 5. Click Finish.

If you are unsure which e-mail program and version you want to import messages from, start the e-mail program. On the Help menu, select About and check the information for program and version.

To Import E-mail Account Settings

1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Mail Account Settings. 2. Select the e-mail client you want to import and click Next. 3. The settings for the e-mail account will appear. To accept these settings, select Accept Settings, and then click Next. Go to step 5. 4. To change any of the settings, select Change Settings, and then click Next. Use the Internet Connection Wizard to step through the settings for the e-mail account. Make any changes you want and click Next. 5. On the Completion page, click Finish. 6. To see the account information, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.

To Import Newsgroup Account Settings

1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click News Account Settings. 2. Select the newsgroup account you want to import and click Next. 3. The settings for the newsgroup account will appear. To accept these settings, select Accept Settings, and then click Next. Go to step 5. 4. To change any of the settings, select Change Settings, and then click Next. Use the Internet Connection Wizard to step through the settings for the newsgroup account. Make any changes you want and click Next. 5. On the Completion page, click Finish. 6. To see the account information, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.

Backing up your Microsoft Outlook Files and Settings

There are three basic approaches to backing up your Outlook Express files and settings. ·

The Simple Backup is only for your email folders and mail and news accounts settings, and it is indeed pretty simple.

The Complete, or Clone, Backup is for everything in your OE Identity, including email folders, news folders, message rules, blocked senders, even your current view settings. It is very complex to describe, but takes about 2-5 minutes to complete in practice.

The Partial Backup is for groups of messages, message rules only, blocked senders, etc.

The Simple but Limited Backup

By using this method, you will be able to restore all your mail folders, all y our mail and news accounts settings, and your address book for one Identity. You will lose all your subscribed newsgroups, all message rules, all Block Senders entries, all custom views and all custom toolbars. If you use multiple Identities, you must repeat this process for each Identity, or else use the Complete Backup for Advanced Users.

1. Backup your OE mail and news accounts.

Click Tools| Accounts, select the account to backup, and then click the Export button. This will store the account's settings in a *.iaf file at the location you specify. You can later import any *.iaf file by clicking the Import button. Your account password is stored in encrypted form in the *.iaf file. Be sure to export all mail and news accounts, and any user-created LDAP accounts you might have created. The default LDAP accounts will always be created fresh when you install or upgrade OE.

2. Backup your address book.

Open the Address Book and click Help| About Address Book to see the full path to the current *.wab file used by all your Identities. Find that file in Windows Explorer and copy it to your backup media. You can later import the backup by opening OE and clicking File| Import| Address Book.

I recommend that you create an emergency backup of the Address Book as well. Open the Address Book by double-clicking the *.wab file. Click File| Export| Other Address Book, and then click on Text File (Comma Separated Values). Click the Export button, specify a destination folder, and click Next. Select all the fields shown for a complete backup, then click Finish
The resulting *.csv file can later be imported using File| Import| Other Address Book| Text File (Comma Separated Values).
Note: If you do not see a path to a *.wab, then you have set OE to share the Contacts folder in Outlook98 or Outlook2000, and you should consult the Outlook Help file for instructions on backing up your entire Outlook *.pst file.

3 Backup your mail folders.

In OE, click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Store folder to see the path to the folder currently being used for your message store. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Store. Copy the Folders.dbx file and all .dbx files to your backup media. It is not necessary to copy any .dbx file because OE will not import newsgroup messages, only messages in mail folders.

You must include Folders.dbx in your backup or you will be unable to import the mail folders! To restore your mail folders, open OE and click File| Import| Messages| OE5 (or OE6 if OE5 is not listed)| Message store directory, then browse to the folder containing your old messages. Do not copy the backup files into the current OE message store or the import will fail. If you saved your backup on a CD or a networked drive, you will need to copy the backup to your hard disk and verify that none of the *.dbx files are marked as "read only", or the import will fail

The complete BackUp (Clone Your Identity for Advanced Users)

Here you will read how to backup and restore all items needed to make a perfect clone of your existing configuration. You can use this process for backup purposes, or when upgrading to a new computer, or to clone your configuration on another computer, or to allow multi-boot systems to have a single shared OE Identity.

Don't let the length of these instructions put you off trying this method. In practice the entire process takes no more than 5 minutes. In all honesty, you can download shareware utilities that will do exactly what this procedure does, but they will cost you money and almost the same amount of time.


Microsoft Outlook Express for UNIX

Microsoft Outlook Express continues to be the best-choice mail and news application for UNIX users, delivering powerful features with a simple, understandable interface. While standards support and Microsoft Exchange Server compatibility continue to drive its adoption, the added support for the Internet Explorer 5 HTML rendering engine places Outlook Express 5 for Solaris ahead of the competition for rich viewing and editing capability.

Outlook Express 5 brings you integrated mail and news with interface conveniences like the preview pane, full drag-and-drop capabilities, wizard-based account setup, and customizable toolbars. Also included is a new start page, featuring separate sections for Mail, Newsgroups, and Contacts, as well as tip of the day.

Enhanced support for Internet standards like SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, LDAP, HTML, MHTML, and NNTP makes it even easier to communicate over e-mail. Outlook Express even supports secure connections over SSL for all directory, news, and mail protocols. Further, your mail is composed and rendered in the highest-fidelity HTML, utilizing the powerful engine built specifically for Internet Explorer 5.

· Outlook Express for Solaris integrates seamlessly with a Microsoft Windows NT-based Exchange Server, supporting Secure Password Authentication (SPA) using NTLM domain authentication and customizable signatures using vCard technology.

Outlook Express 5 for Solaris is included as part of the Internet Explorer 5 Setup, so installing it is just a keystroke away.


Microsoft Outlook Express for the Macintosh

.Outlook Express 5 was created with three design goals in mind: to create an e-mail application that offers simplicity and hassle-free operation and that brings information together. Developed with Mac-first innovations built to meet the needs of everyday people, Outlook Express 5 is easy enough for the new e-mail user, yet powerful enough for advanced users. This latest version has support for key Apple technologies such as Macintosh Drag and Drop, Mac OS 8 appearance, and also full AppleScript support. Outlook Express 5 is undoubtedly one of the best e-mail applications for the Macintosh on the market today.

Outlook Express 5 was built from the ground up for the Macintosh by people who love the Macintosh. It is simply one of the best e-mail applications available for the Mac today by blending speed, simplicity and Mac-first innovations with hassle-free technology.

Here's a preview at some of the fabulous new and redesigned features available in Outlook Express 5! ·

Improvements, such as the Account Setup Assistant and customizable Address Book, have made it easier to set up e-mail accounts, send and manage e-mail and keep track of friends and business contacts.

The application now offers a quick and intuitive new way of addressing e-mail using Address AutoComplete to send messages to contacts added to the Address Book. ·

Sending and receiving file attachments in e-mail has never been more seamless as Smart Attachments encodes for any computer, which ensures files will be accessible by users of either the Macintosh or Windows® operating systems.

By adding powerful new features, users can concentrate on the messages themselves and not hassles such as upgrading, filtering unwanted messages, managing many mail accounts and mailing lists, and retrieving mail at off-peak hours. Take a look at some of these features that will save you headaches and increase your productivity. ·

Outlook Express offers complete migration support for major Macintosh e-mail applications, so there's no risk that users will lose data, time or productivity when upgrading.

The application delivers new features like the Junk Mail filter that automates the task of sorting e-mail, and takes advantage of the multiuser functionality in Apple's Mac OS.


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