Outlook Express

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Outlook Express, formerly known as Microsoft Internet Mail and News, is a discontinued email and news client included with Internet Explorer versions 3.0 through to 6.0.this version was included with Windows XP and bundled with Internet Explorer 6.0.

Application Details:

Version: 6.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.17

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Connecting to POP and IMAP mailboxes

Sending and receiving emails

Accessing and adding contacts to the address book

Auto complete when typing addresses

Displaying rich emails with HTML and embedded images

Viewing various mailbox olders such as inbox and sent items

Deleting emails and purging trash folder

What does not

The categorized icons at the top often disappear when switching between local folders and mailbox folders. These can be restored by right clicking on the pane and re-checking the option to display them. Outlook Express does not save the account password. Also, opening certain rich text emails causes the program to crash, likely due to a script in the message.


I used Winetricks to install this using the ie6 verb. To get password saving to work, it is required to import a copy of pstorec.dll from Windows XP to the prefix's system32 folder. Then pstorec.dll needs to be configured as an override in the winecfg utility, specifying native then builtin. This library is the Protected Storage COM interface, which allows programs to use Protected Storage via the Protected Storage Systems Provider registry key.

What was not tested

Calendar functions




Multiple mailboxes

Importing and exporting of local folders, address books, and data files

Other potential features not mentioned

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Would not suggest for everyday use for obvious reasons. Will work well if you're really acclimated to Outlook Express on Windows XP.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 19.2 TinaSep 29 20194.17Yes Yes YesSilverTitan91 

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