Outlook and Outlook Express
Just to let you know the difference between MS Outlook & Outlook Express. OE is the free version that you get with your computer. Whereas MS Outlook comes with MS Office.
It is one of the most premiere and advanced email client from Microsoft Corporation and is the only email client which is integrated with MS Office and Microsoft Exchange Server. Its features like email integration, contact management, calendaring and scheduling emails makes it one of the best application for business users.Download Now
Whereas MS Outlook Express is the version of Outlook which comes with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, 5.x, MS Windows Millennium Edition (ME) OS, Windows 98 and with Windows 2000 edition. OE is basically designed for Home users, who primarily gain access to internet by dialing to an ISP (Internet Service Provider)Download Now
|MS Outlook||Outlook Express|
|Primarily designed for office or business user||Designed for home users|
|Loaded with emails, task, group scheduling, personal calendars and even contact management system||Only has features like email and newsgroup functionality|
|Support MS Exchange server||Doesn't support Exchange server|
|Comes with MS Office suite||Comes with only Windows OS|
|Support Exchange Server, IMAP4, SMTP, POP3 or any other standard communication system that supports MAPI||Support SMTP, POP3, and IMAP|
|Support email, directory and news standards including MIME, LDAP, NNTP, MHTML, and S/MIME, vCard, vCalendar, iCalendar with full support for HTML mail||Support LDAP, SMIME , MHTML and NNTP|
|Can be used for multiple email accounts||Can be used for multiple email accounts|
|Loaded with advanced inbox rules to manage and organize emails in a better way||Have to create your own inbox rules for better management|
|Integrates with MS Office easily||Hard to integrate with MS Office|
|Better migration and synchronization with other email clients||Hard to migrate files to other email clients|
|Loaded with Automatic Backup||No automatic backup. You have to do it yourself|
|Advanced features to filter junk emails||Hard to filter junk emails|
|Store your emails in .pstand .ostformat||Store your data in .dbx format|
|Can store messages and settings on server||Can only store messages on server|
|Available on Windows7 and more advanced versions||Available on Windows XP and its previous versions|
So here is the basic difference between Outlook and Outlook Express.
What To Choose Outlook or Outlook Express?
Choose MS Outlook If :-
Searching for a cross-platform email client which runs smoothly on MS Windows 95and its later versions.
Choose Outlook Express If :-
So the decision is up to you whether you want to go for MS Outlook or Outlook Express.