There has been a lot of discussion here and other places about a mail program in and for Windows 8 and whether a mail program that worked similar to Outlook Express (which became Windows Mail in Vista) would work in Windows 8. I was over at SevenForums just now getting the revised tutorial for putting Windows Mail (an updated Outlook Express) into Windows 7 so I could send it to someone when I stumbled across a post saying someone had figured out a way to get Windows Mail (not "live" mail) to work in Windows 8. The link to t he page of the thread is here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-mail-125.html and the poster is nicknamed Endeavor. You will have to read beyond his post to learn more about it. Also, though, his post contains a link to EightForums where he discusses it further: http://www.eightforums.com/browsers-...ndows-8-a.html. I don't have Windows 8 to try it with, but some folks here may want to jump on this and see if they can make it work for them (unless of course Windows 8 has changed in some way since January that makes it impossible to do this).
The thread in SevenForums goes on for more than a hundred pages, and it does include both the original tutorial (early in the thread) and the revised original tutorial for putting Windows Mail in Windows 7.