Can't Replace Outlook Express

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  1. R2D2

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    My wife has an Acer One XP netbook and unfortunately Outlook Express isn't working very well any more and I think it needs reinstalled. Anyway it appears I can't download it anymore and the replacement for express only works on windows 7. Can anyone suggest a way around this or another piece of software which can replace outlook express easily and will import the settings. Many thanks!
     
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    I suggest using MS Outlook assuming you have office installed on your PC.
     
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    It comes packaged with IE6 so roll back to IE6 and you can install it from there.
     
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    Its a netbook so I can't run my office CD on it. However making progress...
     
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    I uninstalled IE and Chrome (and every bit of tat I found!) then used the add windows setup feature to reinstall Express and guess what outlook express is working properly again!! Thanks for input guys:)
     
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    try pocomail, try it free and its not expensive to buy............ BIG advantage is it doesn't use the outlook engine (most mail programs do) and therefore doesn't suffer any of the virus problems.
     
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    Who is your ISP?
     
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    Everything is working properly now. Thanks for everyones input:)

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    You can allways get your emails from:-
    Sign in to BT Yahoo! Online,
    it will ask you to logon with your email id and password and away you go.
    Also Mozilla of Firefox do a free email I think its called Thunderbird, I havent tried it though
     
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    copy the cd to a USB memory key if you do not have a usb CD drive.
     

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