How to Download and Install Outlook Express 6

By Will Conley

There is no way to download and install the Outlook Express 6 email client all by itself from any reliable source. You can, however, get a copy of Outlook Express 6 by downloading and installing Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft's flagship Web browser from 2001 to 2006. The two programs are bundled together for free download from the Microsoft website. Outlook Express 6 is compatible with all Windows operating systems up to and including Windows XP.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP

Step 1

Navigate your Web browser to the first link in References.

Step 2

Click "Download."

Step 3

Click "Start download" on the next page if the download does not start automatically.

Step 4

Save the file to your computer when prompted to do so.

Step 5

Go to your downloads folder on your computer and double-click the file you downloaded to open it.

Step 6

Click "Run" when prompted to do so and follow the installation wizard to complete the download and installation of Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express 6.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many websites claim to offer Outlook Express 6 as a standalone download separate from Internet Explorer 6, but those options are risky, as they carry no guarantees or technical support from the manufacturer (in this case Microsoft.)