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Community Level 3gransurfer1

gransurfer1

I Love My Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0

AdvantagesEasy to use and customize. Lots of options.

Disadvantagesnone that I know of

"I love my Outlook Express! It is the best as far as I'm concerned. I use it at home all the time. It is very user friendly, a big plus for me as I was computer illiterate when I first got connected to the internet. The way the layout can be customised is one of its great features. The menu bar has all the drop-down menus you would expect, allowing you to customise Outlook, export or import mail, and switch between mail accounts. You can customise ..." Read review
01.07.2001

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Community Level 4xr2i16v

xr2i16v

Lots of features

AdvantagesLots of features, easy to use

Disadvantagesnone I have encountered

"Outlook Express is an excellent email client. I use it at work all day long and find it extremely user friendly. It is as useful for the home user as the more advanced business user. It has a nice layout that can be customised to the way that you like it. The mails are listed on one side of the screen and the folders on the other side. The most impressive thing about Outlook is the number of ways in which you can sort and display information and ..." Read review
07.01.2001

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Community Level 5darrenloud

darrenloud

Comprehensive Review With Tips For Ciao Users

AdvantagesGreat for keeping email organised.

DisadvantagesHas problems with security.

"Outlook Express is an ‘Email Client’, this means that it can assist in managing your emails, and is pretty essential is you are planning on reading your email offline, or want to take advantage of POP3 email. (POP means post office protocol) Outlook Express 5.0 is not the newest version now (Outlook 6 has just been released), however, it is the most popular version as it comes free with Windows 98 and above and has previously been available ..." Read review
23.08.2001

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Community Level 4judithritc...

judithritchie

The best mail client available

Advantageseasyt o use and customise, great help features - comprehensive, easily accessible, office assistant

Disadvantagesperhaps the fact that it can keep a copy of all your emails although im sure theres a feature to turn this off

"I have been on email since I first went to university in 1998, and Sheffield University use Pegasus Mail client, downloadable from Shareware, ZDNet and such sites for free. Whilst you can download some good quality modern versions of this mail client for free and it serves its purpose very well, it is very grey and boring and when I started using Office 2000 I decided to check out the infamous Outlook 2000 that was included on the CD. And I have ..." Read review
13.03.2001

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Community Level 2NKTP

NKTP

Look Out With Outlook Express

AdvantagesEasy to use, Wizards, very customisable indeed. Free!

DisadvantagesInsists on whirring with a news server that holds more than about 35,000 groups.

"...one of the things that Microsoft insists on installing on every PC whether you want it or not. It's not a bad newsreader, its just there have been so many security holes found in it that swiss cheese looks solid by comparision. The first thing to do when it's installed and spent a few minutes at reboot configuring and registering itself with the system, is to set your email accounts up with your POP3 and SMTP details so it knows where to go to ..." Read review
12.03.2001

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Community Level 2rwsweet

rwsweet

Room for improvement

AdvantagesPlenty of features, quick and easy to set up and use

DisadvantagesSome improvements could still be made

"MS Outlook Express is the standard issue e-mail software these days, and the new version is a vast improvement. It has all the standard features (folders, address lists etc) as well as a few extra usefu features. It also allows you to access newsgroups. It's now much easier to set up OE for multiple mail accounts, and you can vary the sending account for an email at any point up until it is sent. You can have different 'identities' as well, useful ..." Read review
04.09.2000

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Community Level 6Sarah_Louise

Sarah_Louise

A bright Outlook

AdvantagesEasy to use/understand, pictures/sounds/backgrounds

DisadvantagesNot too easy to understand if your ISP doesn't sort out the POP3's and things for you!

"Outlook express 5: Outlook express 5 is one of those email systems that you either love or hate. It all depends on who your ISP is really. If your ISP is one which automatically sets up OE up for you (e.g. BT Internet) then you’ll generally think OE is a great programme. However, if your ISP is some other, lesser popular internet provider then you’ll probably hate OE! We used to be on X-stream at one point and trying to figure out the ..." Read review
13.08.2001

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Community Level 2Outspoken1

Outspoken1

Access multiple accounts with ease and also block spam easily

AdvantagesSo versatile and contains some excellent features if you look

DisadvantagesMicrosoft have had some security scares in the past

"I was particularly impressed with the little picklist that allows you to send e-mail with whichever account you like at the click of a mouse button. I was also impressed with the MESSAGE RULES which will allow you not only to apply meticulous housekeeping to your e-mails but also to delete undesirable e-mails from a remote server without even downloading it (I put up a full tutorial for deleting spam at http://www.stu-uk.com/blockspam.htm). I ..." Read review
20.08.2000

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Community Level 1alexmolina

alexmolina

Convenient and Quick

AdvantagesChecks Hotmail Mail, Convenient and Quick

DisadvantagesNone

"This is a really useful piece of software, which is really easy to use, as I have some many active email accounts. This must be 1 of the key features of this program, is that I can check a multiple amount of pop accounts and web based Hotmail, all from Outlook. Outlook can be running in the background and every 10 mins of whatever, it checks my mail in all my accounts and notifies me. It's brilliant. It also sorts out which mail, goes into which folder. ..." Read review
03.10.2000

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Community Level 1Barthax

Barthax

What else can you expect of Microsoft?

AdvantagesE-mail is surprisingly good considering it's a Microsoft product.

DisadvantagesProtocol implementations mean that some services may be rendered useless depending on ISP.

"Microsoft have produced another feature-packed piece of software in Outlook Express 5. However, it is not all roses. Outlook Express 5 combines e-mail send (SMTP), e-mail receive (actually collection - POP 3), e-mail storage (IMAP 4), Hotmail integration (MS-owned proprietary web-based e-mail), UseNet news (NNTP), messaging and personality search engine. There's no doubting that the competition need to produce something special to come close to it's ..." Read review
17.07.2000

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Community Level 5MByford

MByford

Excellent features worth utilising

AdvantagesUser friendly and easy to use

DisadvantagesNot very advanced

"Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0 is an excellent piece of software that is worth having on your computer for general purpose use. I use Microsoft Outlook Express not for its individual characteristics but for it being on my system when I installed it and had Microsoft Internet Explorer set up. However, the software is not bad at all. In fact it is far from it. I believe the package is excellent and is well worth utilising if you have it on your system. ..." Read review
05.02.2001

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Outlook Express 5

AdvantagesFunctionality, Ease of Use

DisadvantagesNo easy way to resend emails

"Outlook Express 5 is an excellent product, it comes free with most new pc's so you don't need to buy it. I use this product at work and at home, at work I have setup stationary that includes our business letter head at the top of every email I send out, this makes my emails look very professional. Another good feature of this product is it's ability to create multiple folders to move my emails into, I have multiple 'Read' folders for different categories ..." Read review
16.08.2000

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Community Level 4zef

zef

Looking Good

Advantagescheck multiple emails

Disadvantageshard to set up manually

"there dosnt seem to be that much difference between outlook express version four and outlook express 5. I guess that the only differences are underneath the surface dealing with security in response to the world wide computer email virus's that have been in the news recently. Setting up an eamil account in outlook is very daunting experience and clear instruction is of paramount importance because there are many different options to configure and ..." Read review
17.08.2000

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Good email service by Microsoft

Advantages-

Disadvantages-

"...have learnt how to use Microsoft Outlook Express things have been much easier. It comes with: -e-mail and newsgroups -multiple accounts and identities -HTML message support -Address book and directory services -offline synchronisation I think the best thing by far is the ability to read messages offline that has to be the best. You don’t need to log on to read your mail. I like the way you can personalise your e-mails by format ..." Read review
06.04.2001

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Community Level 2superguinn...

superguinness

everything you could wish for

Advantagesthe best

Disadvantagesnone really

"Outlook seems to come pre-loaded on most pcs these days; it did on mine anyway. I started using it right from the off and its proved to be reliable, quick and easy to use. I still find it puzzling that a number of people that I know who also use a pc, just use web based email instead of this. Sure I also have a few web based email accounts for various stuff like paid emails and the like, but there seems to be some big advantages of using Outlook ..." Read review
25.11.2000

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