OE Classic

OE Classic

Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited number of accounts and identities); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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5 stars

"Easy to Use, Great Replacement for Outlook Express"

August 30, 2014  |  By VictorReinhart

 |  Version: OE Classic 2.1


Easy for Outlook Express Users - User Interface very similar
Easy to Install
Support is available for the paid version
Can import Address Book, Emails
Actively Developed
You can vote for enhancements
POP3 and SMTP work great
Unlimited Folder Size is claimed
Supports multiple email accounts and multiple identies


Doesn't yet support IMAP
Rarely can lock up
Full version costs $25, but there is a free version
No add-ins?


I like it, my wife likes it, everyone I know who tries it likes it.
Very friendly interface, very easy to use, very easy to install.
Handles multiple email accounts just like Outlook Express, which I like much better than how Thunderbird works.

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3 stars

"Good replacement but needs some work"

November 22, 2013  |  By kcldm21

 |  Version: OE Classic 1.7


Comfortably close to OE to make it easily usable


Needs more polishing. Also, all outgoing messages have an AD for this product attached to the bottom of the message. I am definitely not happy with that


Good can be better and get rid of that ad

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2 stars

"Outlook Express replacement that needs work. (v 1.64)"

October 30, 2013  |  By arcman49

 |  Version: OE Classic 1.64


Looks great!


Way too early for release. Lacks many tools. Don't bother.


This program must be in beta. Definitely not ready for release. It has potential. It's a dead ringer of OE XP with a better look. Too bad it's missing so many tools to make it worthwhile. ( too many to list ).

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2

New features

  • New file format which is ready to support new features such as count of messages next to folder name, address book groups and other features (your file backups made for previous version won't be compatible with this version so please update them!)
  • A number of file and folder functions have been rewritten or revised to be more stable and reliable, including Move/Copy function which was complicated and unreliable before
  • Automatic upgrade from older version file format to this version file format
  • Aggregate Properties in main window for viewing message properties (sender, recipient, headers, message source etc.), folder properties or contact properties
  • Aggregate Properties in address book (folder or contact) and Properties in separate message viewer window
  • Number of unread messages is now shown next to a folder name
  • Added Save As in message viewer window (saves message as a single EML/NWS file)
  • Various address book actions (in main window, message editor, address book) are now even faster and rarely use disk operation
  • Deleting multi-selected contacts is much faster
  • Folders can now store multiple copies of an identical message and are self-contained units
  • Identity Manager menu key has been changed to "S" for faster switching using ALT + F, S key combination
  • Program title bar now shows "Folder - Identity - Program name", instead of just "Program name" as before (this info is also visible in the taskbar)
  • SSL libraries have been updated to address the SSL 3.0 POODLE flaw (v1.0.1j)
  • Message decoder improved to be more resistant to malformed messages (which may contain long lines without line breaks, invalid Content-Transfer-Encoding etc.)
  • Compact All is more resistant to certain types of errors and can correct them automatically

Bug fixes

  • Updated installer to be more compatible with more recent Windows like Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Message editor now opens much faster when there are lots of contacts in the address book
  • Fixed blank space in To/Cc/Bcc edit boxes when using Reply All with lots of emails in a maximized window
  • Removed delay before starting checking email on program startup
  • Fixed blurred fonts on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 with high-DPI setup
  • Lookup for email addresses in To/Cc/Bcc was not working properly
  • Some missing shortcuts added like shortcuts for Reply, Reply-To-All, Forward, Mark as Read and a few others
  • Removed problematic functions which could cause failure to start the program if a file error occurs
  • Improved font rendering in message/folder/contact list which is no longer clipped on a higher DPI system
  • Identity Manager focuses on the list of identities as the first control so identity can be selected immediately with up-down arrow keys (and Return/Enter key to switch to it)
  • Fixed error which occurred after creating/renaming/deleting identities
  • Improvements in how message download is triggered in the newsgroups - fast clicking on items won't confuse the program anymore and will also refresh items as they are downloaded
  • Updates on folder open/close status (and also the new folder count) is now performed from memory only, without unnecessary disk read operation to slow it down (it is visible with larger number of folders)
  • A number of issues associated with message count refresh have been fixed (while copying, moving, deleting, creating drafts etc.)
  • Huge speed increase when saving message list in the newsgroups
  • Message is now marked as read after moving from Outbox to Sent Items
  • After sending a message, only Outbox and Sent Items are refreshed and not currently displayed folder (e.g. Inbox), causing message list reload and switching currently displayed message
  • SSL 3.0 is no longer supported due to POODLE security vulnerability (use TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 instead)
  • Updated built-in SQLite for the latest bug fixes (v3.8.7.4)
  • Charset decoding improved, especially for African and Asian languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian as well as many others
  • Fixed creating/moving/deleting too large messages (like 200 MB) which previously caused errors like "Out of memory" or "Invalid number of transaction parameters for operation 11"
  • Message icon updated with arrow after a message has been replied or forwarded
Publisher Infobyte
Publisher web site http://www.infobyte.hr/
Release Date January 08, 2015
Date Added January 15, 2015
Version 2.2
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name oec220.exe
Total Downloads 2,050
Downloads Last Week 34
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited number of accounts and identities
Price $24.95

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