Windows Messaging
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable release
4.00.835.1374 (version 5.0) / October 14, 1996
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeEmail client
LicenseProprietary EULA
WebsiteExchange update for Windows 95

Windows Messaging, initially called Microsoft Exchange Client, is an email client that was included with Windows 95 (beginning with OSR2)-98 and Windows NT 4.0.

In Windows 98, it was not installed by default, but was available as a separate program in the setup CD. It is incompatible with Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP and later versions.

History

Microsoft Exchange gained wide usage with the release of Windows 95, as this was the only mail client that came bundled with it. In 1996, it was renamed to Windows Messaging, because of the upcoming release of Microsoft Exchange Server, and continued to be included throughout later releases of Windows up until the initial release of Windows 98, which by then included Outlook Express 4.0 as the default mail client.

The Windows Messaging email client had two branches of successors:

Microsoft Fax

Microsoft Fax, also called Microsoft at Work Fax (AWF), is the fax component to provide Send-and-Receive Fax capability; sent and received faxes were stored in the same .pst file as other messages, first attempt of unified messaging by Microsoft; also the ability to act as fax server,[1] which is not available in later versions of Windows until Windows Vista.

See also

References

  1. ^ "How to Set Up a Fax Server or Fax Client with Microsoft Fax". Support. Microsoft. December 17, 2000. Archived from the original on October 28, 2004.