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I would like to see Outlook Express installed with Windows 8, or at least be able to download it and install it. I need it in the 64 bit version.

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use the Mail app which is included in Windows 8. – magicandre1981 Feb 15 '13 at 20:35
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Why do you want to use a 5 year old unsupported piece of software that is not even work on Windows 7 let alone Windows 8? Furthermore there isn't and has NEVER been a 64-bit version of Outlook Express. – Ramhound Feb 15 '13 at 21:22
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@Ramhound There has been 64-bit version of Outlook Express on Windows XP-64 bit (which was quite rare by itself). It used different store folder format, incompatible with 32-bit version. But it is also important to note that practically any 32-bit program will work just fine on 64-bit version of Windows. 64-bits are for programs which need large amounts of memory for example (e.g. more than 4 GB, in practice more than 3.5-3.8 GB), which email programs hardly need. – Coder12345 Jun 25 '15 at 21:27

There's no Outlook Express for Windows 8.

In fact, Outlook Express has been long superseded by Windows Mail in Vista, which in turn was superseded by Windows Live Mail. The latest version of Outlook Express was included in the 2008 Windows XP SP3.

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That Sucks ! Eggs ! – user199608 Feb 15 '13 at 19:26
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From what I know Outlook Express doesn't offer anything its successors don't, so I don't see any good reason to use it. You might be able to install Windows Mail on Windows 8, but why not just use the client that ships with the OS? – slhck Feb 15 '13 at 19:27
    
The client that ships with Win8 (Mail) does not support pop3. Also Outlook Express and Windows Mail (pre windows LIVE mail) allowed you to combine pop email accounts and receive all messages in one group. Now each account is separate, a real pain the "a" if you have numerous accounts. – user223671 May 11 '13 at 18:31
    
@slhck "From what I know Outlook Express doesn't offer anything its successors don't, so I don't see any good reason to use it. You might be able to install Windows Mail on Windows 8, but why not just use the client that ships with the OS? – slhck♦ Feb 15 at 19:27" Highly incorrect, With outlook express you had control over your contacts. You could export them, import them, setup and manage groups easily and that's just the start. The contacts issue is a HUGE problem... if you don't believe me just google it. This was a terrible upgrade for a desktop/ workstation computer. – user242880 Aug 2 '13 at 18:23
    
@drjekyll You can import and export contacts in Outlook 2007, for example, by going to File » Import and Export. I haven't worked with it a lot though, and if you think it's lacking functionality, fair enough—I have never used Outlook Express, so I can't comment on specific features, sorry. – slhck Aug 2 '13 at 19:08

Outlook Express does not exist in Windows 8. It has been abandoned since Windows Vista. On Windows Vista it has been replaced by built-in Windows Mail which has been removed on Windows 7. For Windows 7, Microsoft offered Windows Live Mail as an download option, part of the Windows Live Essentials package. On Windows 8 a Mail App for Windows has been offered.

If you look outside of Microsoft offering you can find quite a lot of different or replacement programs (some also resemble the user-interface of the Outlook Express).

Microsoft options:

Non-Microsoft options:

Many, many more are compared on Wikipedia Comparison page.

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