A reader needs help finding a new email client. “So, are there two Outlook email programs Outlook.com and Microsoft Outlook? Struggling to find a replacement for Windows Live Mail email program since it’s not supported anymore.  Generic Windows Mail emails keep disappearing, and others I’ve tried don’t have the same features. Looked into Outlook, but costs $99.  Used to use Outlook Express till that went away.  Help!


Outlook.com is an email service. You can download the messages to any type of email program you choose. Microsoft Outlook is part of Office and also available on its own as a separate download. It is pretty expensive, but it does offer a lot of features you won’t find anywhere else.

If you liked Outlook Express and Live Mail, you’ll probably like Mozilla’s free Thunderbird email client. You can download it by clicking here.

My guess is that it will look and feel very familiar to you.

~ Cynthia