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Old 30-06-2013, 11:39
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Question OE Classic (email) for Windows 7

I am about to install W7 Pro (dual XP separate hdd) and of course have the problem of finding an email client. I had settled on Opera or Thunderbird. Then I came across this www.oeclassic.com . It says it is an alternative, and very similar, to Outlook Express.

I have tried to find reviews but all I get is links to dl sites and 'editors' reviews which basically regurgitate what OEC quote. Wikipeadia has nothing.

So, has anbody tried this program or seen any indepedant reviews?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Old 30-06-2013, 12:10
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There is a review here.

http://www.softoxi.com/oe-classic.html

You could try the free trial, but the program is not free ($20) . I don't see the point of paying for an e-mail client when you can get excellent software for free.
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:22
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Old 30-06-2013, 13:06
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Windows Live Mail is pretty much Outlook Express in all but name.

You can download it from the web for free.

It is part of Windows Essentials

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...=overviewother
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:42
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Hi Calimanco
I read from their site (oeclassic.com) that there is a free and paid for programme.

The link you gave is one of the six/eight download site I have looked at all giving much the same "editor's" review. my guess is it is what OEC have provided. I am looking for an independant review e.g. CA, PC World etc.

Thanks for your input

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Old 30-06-2013, 16:48
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Hi gasman and Guilbert53,

As I understand it anything MS has been or is being phased out and MS is not going to bother with an email prog.

As I stated I was intending to use either Thunderbird or Opera when I then found EO Classic
it is an opinion on this prog. only that I am looking for.

Thanks any way for your response

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Old 30-06-2013, 16:53
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Unless some one comes up with an opinion on this program which might help me and others I will after I have installed (and mirror backed up) try the program and then post again here what I think of it which,if favourable, may be of interest to the forum

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Old 06-07-2013, 17:24
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Yes please - Peterpan

I am moving to Win7 64bit and have been looking at email programme reviews and I'm none the wiser. I want to be able to add attachments and also inline pictures, with good spam control and easy to see actions.I'm not interested in messaging or linking to facebook, just sending and receiving secure emails.

Thanks in advance Dora
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Old 06-07-2013, 18:05
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Hi gasman and Guilbert53,

As I understand it anything MS has been or is being phased out and MS is not going to bother with an email prog.
Well Outlook is an email program and is part of Microsoft Office and I cant see that going away.
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Old 06-07-2013, 18:33
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It’s a shame that the creators of this OE Classic have used inaccuracies in their comparisons to attract users and potential customers.
Windows Live Mail is very, very simple to use.
WLM doesn’t use ‘Identities’ anymore as a user in one ‘Identity’ can very, very easily hack into another ‘Identity’ to read messages within that ‘Identity’.
WLM messages are not locked in a proprietary database. I have just opened the WLM database on this machine and read some of the contents in two other clients, Outlook and Thunderbird.
WLM creates .eml files and most modern email clients can open these files – even the obsolete Outlook Express can open them.
Messages/data is moved very easily to new machine(s) after using the Export feature in WLM.
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