Microsoft Internet Mail and News

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Microsoft Internet Mail and News
A component of Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Internet Mail and News screenshot.png
Included with Internet Explorer 3
Replaced by Outlook Express

Microsoft Internet Mail and News was an e-mail and news client and ancestor of Outlook Express. The version 1.0 was released in 1996 following the Internet Explorer 3.0 release.[1]

This add-on precedes the Internet Mail profile for Microsoft Exchange 4.0 bundled in Windows 95. A version 2.0 was released in the end of 1996. In 1997 the program was changed and renamed as Outlook Express and bundled in Internet Explorer 4.0. The executable file for Outlook Express, msimn.exe, is a holdover from the Internet Mail and News era.

This program is also incompatible with anything newer than Windows 95.

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  1. ^ Scott Schnoll. "The History of Internet Explorer". Archived from the original on 16 August 2011.