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Tips
  1. Don't open attachments.  
2. Turn off Background Compaction.
3. Turn off email scanning in your antivirus software.
4. Recovering lost messages.
5. How does one reinstall IE and OE?
6. How does one backup and restore or transfer OE messages and settings?
7. Outlook Express won't start.
8. Installation issues.
9. Screening unwanted email and Spam.
10. Messages appear blank or OE messages are not rendering correctly.
11. Issues with WinXP SP2.
12. Cannot print from OE.
13. Microsoft Outlook updates change the default mail handler to Microsoft Outlook.
14. How to restore unsent message functionality.
15. Internet Explorer 9 breaks Windows Mail functionality -- FIXED!

Questions
  How do I back up my files and settings? (Updated for Windows Mail in Vista)  
How do I get HTTP hyperlinks in OE to open IE, when I click them?
How do I get mailto hyperlinks in IE to open OE, when I click them?
How do I make OE my default mail client?
Why can't I see any images in my messages?
How can I use Outlook Express in Windows 7?

Programs

Backup Programs
Program Name Description Cost
OEBackup
OEBackup -- Program to backup OE data and settings (by Majik)
FREE
 

Message Recovery Programs
Program Name Description Cost
MBXtract
Extracts messages from OE4 MBX files.
FREE
 
DBXtract
Extracts messages from corrupt dbx files -- Slow, limited and may not get all the files.
$ 14.00
 
DBXpress
Extracts messages from corrupt dbx files -- Fast, accurate, and versatile
Can extract from entire disks, even if formatted!!!
$ 26.95
 

Utility Programs
Program Name Description Cost
OETool
Add a multifunctional Toolbar to Outlook Express.
FREE
 
OEX

WORKS IN WINDOWS MAIL IN VISTA!
Outlook Express Enhancement Program for
  • Removing duplicate messages
  • Importing messages from other dbx files or eml files
  • Removing attachments from messages
  • Saving attachments from messages
  • Converting messages to Plain Text only
  • Exporting messages as eml files
  • Saving lists of messages in folders
  • Sending messages again
  • Editing sent messages to send again
$ 27.95
VISTA SPECIAL
$ 24.99
 
OETune
Play a sound or display a file when a message arrives in a certain folder.
$ 10.00(eval free)
 
DBXtend
DBXtend -- Enhanced version of DBXtract that performs subsequent message processing. Deprecated (superseded by OEX) but still available.
$ 30.00
 

WMUtil

Compact and Repair the Windows Mail database in Windows Vista

FREE
 

WMIDs

Windows Mail Identities -- restore the Identities feature removed from OE in Windows Mail in Vista

$ 19.95
VISTA SPECIAL
$ 14.95
 

ceml
NEW!!!
View and browse eml and nws files in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (works in XP and Vista too!)

FREE
 

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