No Email in Windows 7?

As more and more folks upgrade to Windows 7, or purchase a new PC with Windows 7 pre-installed, one of the first things they may notice is that there is no default email program like Windows Mail that came with Vista, or Outlook Express that came with XP and previous Windows versions.

Search as you might, you will not find one. 🙂

For Windows 7, Microsoft decided not to include a ‘weak’ email client (program), but to provide a free download to Windows Live Mail, a superior program that is fully functional for most needs and is easy to use.

You can combine all your email accounts in one place – Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! and more. And now Windows Live Mail has a calendar, too. Mail combines the ease of use of Outlook Express, with the speed of Windows Live.

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You can download Windows Live Mail here: http://download.live.com/

While you are there, grab some other Live programs like Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Family Safety, just to name a few. All fully integrate with Windows 7, and you can use them in Vista and XP, too!