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Old January 31st 14, 03:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Bill in Co
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement called
OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of windows.

http://www.oeclassic.com/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect replacement
for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and even Mozilla
Thunderbird." (from their site)


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Old January 31st 14, 03:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

"Bill in Co" wrote in message
m...
In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement
called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of windows.

http://www.oeclassic.com/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and even
Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)






It's coming along, but needs a little time, IMO.

OE Classic
http://www.oeclassic.com/


I have not tried this, but a lot of people are talking about it. The
downside is a $24.95 price tag for the pro version. A poster I mentioned
this to gave it a trial run and reported back with this.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-303056552308


As of right now, message rules do not work, but the developer says it is in
the future. Other than that, it is the closest to OE you can get, AFAIK.
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Old January 31st 14, 06:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

Bill in Co wrote:

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement
called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of
windows.

h**p:// www. oeclassic. c*m/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and
even Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)


You forgot to mention it costs $25 for the Pro version. The free
version is limited to only 2 e-mail accounts, limited number of
identities, cannot import .wab files (address books) or messages from
OE, there is no export feature, cannot even drag messages out of the
program onto the desktop, composes only in HTML, inserts line breaks at
odd places, you don't get the latest version as do Pro users, and
according to a user review at Cnet, the free version appends an ad
signature to your outbound e-mails (and why I also no longer recommend
EssentialPIM as a cheap alternative to MS Outlook -- you cannot add your
own signature in its options and you have to erase their spam signature
in your outbound e-mails). This is why the free version is called
demoware.

There are free unfettered and more stable alternatives some which you
mentioned (if you demand an e-mail/newsgroups combination client).
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Old January 31st 14, 08:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Bill in Co
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

VanguardLH wrote:
Bill in Co wrote:

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement
called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of
windows.

h**p:// www. oeclassic. c*m/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and
even Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)


You forgot to mention it costs $25 for the Pro version. The free
version is limited to only 2 e-mail accounts, limited number of
identities, cannot import .wab files (address books) or messages from
OE, there is no export feature, cannot even drag messages out of the
program onto the desktop, composes only in HTML, inserts line breaks at
odd places, you don't get the latest version as do Pro users, and
according to a user review at Cnet, the free version appends an ad
signature to your outbound e-mails (and why I also no longer recommend
EssentialPIM as a cheap alternative to MS Outlook -- you cannot add your
own signature in its options and you have to erase their spam signature
in your outbound e-mails). This is why the free version is called
demoware.

There are free unfettered and more stable alternatives some which you
mentioned (if you demand an e-mail/newsgroups combination client).


Yes, the Pro version seems a lot better, but I think $25 for such an
application would be well worth it for anyone who used and truly enjoyed OE.
The Pro version is admitedly not free, but it's pretty cheap, I think,
considering the use one would presumably get out of it.


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Old January 31st 14, 09:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

Bill in Co wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:
Bill in Co wrote:

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement
called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of
windows.

h**p:// www. oeclassic. c*m/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and
even Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)


You forgot to mention it costs $25 for the Pro version. The free
version is limited to only 2 e-mail accounts, limited number of
identities, cannot import .wab files (address books) or messages from
OE, there is no export feature, cannot even drag messages out of the
program onto the desktop, composes only in HTML, inserts line breaks at
odd places, you don't get the latest version as do Pro users, and
according to a user review at Cnet, the free version appends an ad
signature to your outbound e-mails (and why I also no longer recommend
EssentialPIM as a cheap alternative to MS Outlook -- you cannot add your
own signature in its options and you have to erase their spam signature
in your outbound e-mails). This is why the free version is called
demoware.

There are free unfettered and more stable alternatives some which you
mentioned (if you demand an e-mail/newsgroups combination client).


Yes, the Pro version seems a lot better, but I think $25 for such an
application would be well worth it for anyone who used and truly enjoyed OE.
The Pro version is admitedly not free, but it's pretty cheap, I think,
considering the use one would presumably get out of it.


But you should mention price, especially when suggesting a replacement
to a free program (Outlook Express). Many users do NOT want to go from
a free program to a paid replacement if they don't have to, and they
don't have to. There are toll roads but if the travellers know ahead of
time about the tolls than many will use alternate non-toll routes.
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Old January 31st 14, 10:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
BillW50
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

In ,
VanguardLH typed:
Bill in Co wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:
Bill in Co wrote:

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express
Replacement called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all
versions of windows.

h**p:// www. oeclassic. c*m/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail
and even Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)

You forgot to mention it costs $25 for the Pro version. The free
version is limited to only 2 e-mail accounts, limited number of
identities, cannot import .wab files (address books) or messages
from OE, there is no export feature, cannot even drag messages out
of the program onto the desktop, composes only in HTML, inserts
line breaks at odd places, you don't get the latest version as do
Pro users, and according to a user review at Cnet, the free version
appends an ad signature to your outbound e-mails (and why I also no
longer recommend EssentialPIM as a cheap alternative to MS Outlook
-- you cannot add your own signature in its options and you have to
erase their spam signature in your outbound e-mails). This is why
the free version is called demoware.

There are free unfettered and more stable alternatives some which
you mentioned (if you demand an e-mail/newsgroups combination
client).


Yes, the Pro version seems a lot better, but I think $25 for such an
application would be well worth it for anyone who used and truly
enjoyed OE. The Pro version is admitedly not free, but it's pretty
cheap, I think, considering the use one would presumably get out of
it.


But you should mention price, especially when suggesting a replacement
to a free program (Outlook Express). Many users do NOT want to go
from a free program to a paid replacement if they don't have to, and
they don't have to. There are toll roads but if the travellers know
ahead of time about the tolls than many will use alternate non-toll
routes.


Remember the Pro version is still pretty lame as far as features go. No
rules support for one. Another is I understand is that you can't post on
newsgroups. I also heard that it creates uneven line lengths. Seems like
it has awhile to go yet before I would be interested.

--
Bill
Gateway M465e ('06 era) - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
Centrino Core2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz - 4GB - Windows XP SP2


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Old January 31st 14, 07:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Bill in Co
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

BillW50 wrote:
In ,
VanguardLH typed:
Bill in Co wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:
Bill in Co wrote:

In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express
Replacement called OE Classic, which will apparently work in all
versions of windows.

h**p:// www. oeclassic. c*m/

"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect
replacement for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail
and even Mozilla Thunderbird." (from their site)

You forgot to mention it costs $25 for the Pro version. The free
version is limited to only 2 e-mail accounts, limited number of
identities, cannot import .wab files (address books) or messages
from OE, there is no export feature, cannot even drag messages out
of the program onto the desktop, composes only in HTML, inserts
line breaks at odd places, you don't get the latest version as do
Pro users, and according to a user review at Cnet, the free version
appends an ad signature to your outbound e-mails (and why I also no
longer recommend EssentialPIM as a cheap alternative to MS Outlook
-- you cannot add your own signature in its options and you have to
erase their spam signature in your outbound e-mails). This is why
the free version is called demoware.

There are free unfettered and more stable alternatives some which
you mentioned (if you demand an e-mail/newsgroups combination
client).

Yes, the Pro version seems a lot better, but I think $25 for such an
application would be well worth it for anyone who used and truly
enjoyed OE. The Pro version is admitedly not free, but it's pretty
cheap, I think, considering the use one would presumably get out of
it.


But you should mention price, especially when suggesting a replacement
to a free program (Outlook Express). Many users do NOT want to go
from a free program to a paid replacement if they don't have to, and
they don't have to. There are toll roads but if the travellers know
ahead of time about the tolls than many will use alternate non-toll
routes.


Remember the Pro version is still pretty lame as far as features go. No
rules support for one. Another is I understand is that you can't post on
newsgroups. I also heard that it creates uneven line lengths. Seems like
it has awhile to go yet before I would be interested.


Oh, I might have missed that! IF you can't post in newsgroups (like this
one, for example), that could be a pretty significant deficiency.

I just looked at their web page again, and I didn't see anything addressing
this (being able to post in a newsgroup), so maybe you're right. Bummer.


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Old July 14th 14, 10:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:26:05 PM UTC-5, Bill in Co wrote:
In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement called

OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of windows.



http://www.oeclassic.com/



"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect replacement

for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and even Mozilla

Thunderbird." (from their site)


Purchased OE Classic Pro v1.9 for my Mother-in-law. She doesn't like it. Apparently there is no active export function for me to export her address book to something else. Any suggestions?
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Old July 15th 14, 01:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

On 14/07/2014 22:50, wrote:
On Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:26:05 PM UTC-5, Bill in Co wrote:
In case anyone is interested, there is an Outlook Express Replacement called

OE Classic, which will apparently work in all versions of windows.



http://www.oeclassic.com/



"OE Classic is email and Usenet reader designed to be a perfect replacement

for Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and even Mozilla

Thunderbird." (from their site)

Purchased OE Classic Pro v1.9 for my Mother-in-law. She doesn't like it. Apparently there is no active export function for me to export her address book to something else. Any suggestions?


Get your Mother-in-law WLM2009. she would love it.

You are aware that you have repolied to a January 2014 post and Bill may
not be around on these newsgroups more often. He has better things to do.



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Old July 15th 14, 03:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement is Windows Live Mail

Any suggestions

No


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Old January 1st 18, 07:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

I know this thread is quite old, That I just came across that and I think I was made as well. Regarding importing WAB FILES.(address book). I exported my old address book as a .CSV file, and imported it into oeclassic as a new address book very nicely.

-Q
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Old January 3rd 18, 12:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

In message , Bill in Co
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message ,
writes:
I know this thread is quite old, That I just came across that and I
think I was made as well. Regarding importing WAB FILES.(address book).
I exported my old address book as a .CSV file, and imported it into
oeclassic as a new address book very nicely.

-Q


OEClassic has a variable reputation.


Variable? Care to elaborate? :-) Fortunately I haven't had a need to
use it yet since I'm still on XP. :-) I'm guessing it's weaker in the
messsage filters or rules area for newsgroups, if my memory serves me, but
it would be interesting to know more.


I haven't used it myself, but from a couple of people I know who have, I
get the impression that the free/trial version is somewhat limited, and
didn't give them the impression that it was worth spending for the paid
version. I'm afraid I can't remember what it didn't do - or did/dies
badly - compared to the real old OE. Unlike some other products (e. g.
Media Player Classic, Classic Shell) with "Classic" in the name, which
all who've tried them (that I've read) seem very pleased with.

(There's also something that's supposed to look like Eudora [an email
client] but is really a version of Thunderbird, that wasn't maintained
and didn't live up to its original promise. Can't remember if that had
Classic in the name though - I think not. Proper Eudora runs fine under
7 anyway, as we found!)
--
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Old January 3rd 18, 06:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Bill in Co
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Default Outlook Express Replacement

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Bill in Co
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message ,
writes:
I know this thread is quite old, That I just came across that and I
think I was made as well. Regarding importing WAB FILES.(address book).
I exported my old address book as a .CSV file, and imported it into
oeclassic as a new address book very nicely.

-Q

OEClassic has a variable reputation.


Variable? Care to elaborate? :-) Fortunately I haven't had a need
to use it yet since I'm still on XP. :-) I'm guessing it's weaker in
the messsage filters or rules area for newsgroups, if my memory serves
me, but it would be interesting to know more.


I haven't used it myself, but from a couple of people I know who have, I
get the impression that the free/trial version is somewhat limited, and
didn't give them the impression that it was worth spending for the paid
version. I'm afraid I can't remember what it didn't do - or did/dies
badly - compared to the real old OE. Unlike some other products (e. g.
Media Player Classic, Classic Shell) with "Classic" in the name, which
all who've tried them (that I've read) seem very pleased with.

(There's also something that's supposed to look like Eudora [an email
client] but is really a version of Thunderbird, that wasn't maintained
and didn't live up to its original promise. Can't remember if that had
Classic in the name though - I think not. Proper Eudora runs fine under
7 anyway, as we found!)


Some time ago I purchased OE Classic for the "future", just in case. :-) I
thought the cost of $25 was worth the gamble, since I didn't see anything
else even close to OE (which is what I am using now, and actually prefer
(even over Outlook or Thunderbird). :-)

Anyways, in case anyone else is interested, I've listed two URLS below with
more info on the program. My expectation is when I have to upgrade my OS,
whenever that day ultimately arrives, I'll probably use it.

https://www.oeclassic.com/
https://www.oeclassic.com/news


 




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