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.
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In fact, Outlook Express has been long superseded by Windows Mail in Vista, which in turn was superseded by Windows Live Mail.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.
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 On Windows Vista it has been replaced by built-in Windows Mail which has been removed on Windows 7.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).
- Windows Live Mail (part of the Windows Essentials package)
- Outlook (part of the Microsoft Office package)
- Mail App (Built in Windows 8 and Windows 10)
- Outlook.com (Web mail, former Live / MSN / Hotmail)
- OE Classic ("Easy to use Outlook Express replacement")
- eM Client
- The Bat!
- Mozilla Thunderbird
Many, many more are compared on Wikipedia Comparison page.
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