Perhaps the best feature of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express is that they allow one complete control over the look and feel of their email messages. Templates can be designed so that messages are invoices, reminders or social letters. When using a free web based e-mail service very often options for customization are limited. Outlook Express is the smaller version of Microsoft Outlook that comes free with every version of Windows. Another distinct advantage to using either version of Outlook is that in the event one accidentally deletes emails they are far more readily be recovered.
To recover Outlook Express emails that have been deleted one need only purchase a third party Outlook Express recovery program from Remo Software. Outlook Express emails are stored in the form of a DBX file and this excellent program is specifically designed to recover DBX file types. It should be pointed out that the advantages of using Outlook Express are met with the disadvantages of its vulnerability as part of your localized applications. Should a computer virus find its way into your PC’s hard drive it will usually arrive by means of emails or other downloads and as the Outlook Express inbox is the first stop for emails is extremely susceptible to file corruption.