How to Find What Version of Outlook Express You Have


When you run Outlook Express, keeping track of the version you run is important to protect yourself against any vulnerabilities. The current versions and the safety patches will help keep your Outlook Express application running at its best and protect the safety and integrity of your personal data. If you are unsure of the version of your software, it may be time to start keeping track to protect yourself against any potential compatibility issues or security holes.

Within Outlook Express

  • Click the "Start" menu button on your task bar. Highlight the "Programs" menu and locate "Outlook Express" in the listing. Click the "Outlook Express" application listing.

  • Click the "Help" menu in the menu bar at the top of the application window. Select "About Microsoft Outlook Express" and click it.

  • Locate the version number in the information panel that opens. You will find the version number listed on the line before the copyright notice in the window.

From the System Files

  • Click "Start" in the task bar. Highlight the "Find" or "Search" menu option and click "Files or Folders" to open the search window.

  • Enter "msimn.exe" in the filename box and click the "Search" or "Find" button.

  • Right-click the "msimn.exe" file listing in the results window when it appears. Click "Properties" in the menu. Click the "Version" tab and find the version of your Outlook Express in the "File Version" field.

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