ARCHIVED: What is Microsoft Windows Messaging?

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Microsoft Windows Messaging is the multipurpose messaging application that ships with Windows NT 4.0 and the OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) version of Windows 95. The first release of Windows 95 had an application called Exchange, which was virtually identical to the Windows Messaging application. The name was changed to avoid confusion with the more advanced Microsoft Exchange version 4 (or greater) email software, available separately and used with Microsoft's Exchange Server.

You can use Windows Messaging (or the earlier version of Exchange that came with the first release of Windows 95) as a POP3 email client, to receive and store faxes, and for other kinds of messages. If you have an email account on an Exchange server, though, you should use Microsoft Outlook.

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Last modified on 2021-09-07 17:09:19.