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    • quoia
    • By quoia 18th May 17, 5:01 PM
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    Cheapest way to get OUTLOOK on PC Desktop/laptop
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    • 18th May 17, 5:01 PM
    Cheapest way to get OUTLOOK on PC Desktop/laptop 18th May 17 at 5:01 PM
    Hi.

    Need a copy of OUTLOOK, don't think it matters which version, on a home computer ....


    ... being an ardent MSEer ... cheapest way to do this please.

    (even running under XP in the short-ish term would be OK)

    Any/all advice welcome

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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 18th May 17, 5:14 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:14 PM
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    You mean MS Outlook the email, calendar etc. programme that comes as part of MS office?

    Begs the question ... why?

    If you have a PST file with emails in it - remember that it will require at least as a minimum the same release of Office as was used to create it. The version of Office will determine the minimum OS required to run it.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th May 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:52 PM
    Use Thunderbird instead?
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 18th May 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 6:00 PM
    I'm intrigued as to why you would want to use Outlook at home.
    • J B
    • By J B 18th May 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 6:21 PM
    Good old Microsoft ...

    We have an e mail program called Outlook ... we have a webmail system called Hotmail ..... I know, let's call the webmail system Outlook too, just to simplify things.

    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 18th May 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:57 PM
    Good old Microsoft ...

    We have an e mail program called Outlook ... we have a webmail system called Hotmail ..... I know, let's call the webmail system Outlook too, just to simplify things.

    Originally posted by J B
    Forgot to mention Outlook Express since the OP said XP
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th May 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 12:13 AM
    I found thunderbird really basic, I still use MS Office Outlook, it is way better than webmail and yet to see anything better.

    I guess there are some on eBay but hard to know who to trust on there.
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 19th May 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 8:06 AM
    If you're an employee you might be eligible for the Home User Program through your employer, where you can get Office for £9.99.

    Otherwise you'll have to try and source a copy of Office from somewhere - I don't think you can obtain Outlook by itself.

    As an aside, you can get IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) free - not that many people seem to want it!
    • SouthUKMan
    • By SouthUKMan 19th May 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 9:13 AM
    You can buy older copies of MS Outlook as part of the Office suite (2003 / 2007) for around £15 on eBay. Just get the seller to confirm that they have not exceeded the maximum number of licence installs. From memory 2003 was just a licence key and didn't require activation.

    It is still possible to download Windows Live Mail which was a free follow up to the also free Outlook Express. I used this programme for a few years. It was good at the time but will probably look a bit dated now.

    However, please remember that with any older software you run the risk of opening yourself up to security issues - and for this reason, I personally can not recommend them. For example, I love the look and feel of Office 2003 - but MS ended support for the product back in April 2014. So any security flaws exposed since then won't have been patched.

    As others have suggested, ThunderBird is also a good email programme. However, if you specifically need to import an archive of old Outlook saved emails - then ThunderBird can't import .pst files (the old native file format used by Outlook).

    Hope that helps. Thunderbird is probably the way to go. It is free, has a huge support community, and is still being developed / patched for security issues, etc.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th May 17, 9:24 AM
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    Iv got unused copies of office2007 pro that will only go in the skip otherwise.
    You're welcome to one for free
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 19th May 17, 11:06 PM
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    You can buy a working Office 2016 professional plus key from Amazon for £10 - with download link
    I have and it works !!
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