The Outlook Express email application has been the main stay of every version of Windows since Windows 95. It changed slightly with Vista and was called Windows Mail.
With the release of Windows 7, Microsoft no longer includes the popular email program. Instead, Microsoft hopes you will download and install Windows Live Essentials which includes Windows Live Mail.
Windows Live Mail is a hybrid program that works sort of like a standalone program, but is tightly integrated to the web. I don’t like half way, personally. The program is slow, wants you to sign up with HotMail (Microsoft’s web based email), and many report it as being a little buggy as well.
I recommend avoiding Windows Live Mail.
That leaves emailers with a few options
Are you using Windows 7 yet? What are you using for email? Planning to go to Windows 7…what are your plans for email? Let me know by leaving a comment below!