Outlook Express and Windows Mail...

Windows 95 through Windows XP included Outlook Express and a built-in, default e-mail client. This stalwart was then replaced by Windows Mail in Windows Vista, offering a refreshed interface but fewer features, including the lack of support for Hotmail accounts and multiple profiles per Windows account. Windows 7 introduces one final change: The complete absence of an e-mail client. It was Microsoft's plan fro the launch of Windows Vista to ultimately replace both Outlook Express and Windows Mail with Windows Live Mail and, beginning with Windows 7, this transition is complete. Therefore, in order to access your e-mail you will need to download and install either Windows Live Mail or another e-mail client of your choice.

John