Hello: I am using Microsoft's Windows XP (SP3) platform and Outlook Express 6 (OE6) is my main email application. Recently I installed Internet Explorer 8 and so I am wondering if OE6 has a corresponding upgrade to say OE7 or OE8. * Can Outlook Express 6 (OE6) be upgraded to say Outlook Express 7 or 8 ? * If this upgrade is possible; I am interested in how to do it ? * Can Microsoft Outlook client work as a stand alone application or do I need the Server also ? I like OE6 but I need to be able to add audio alarms (using message rules) when certain emails arrive. Thus the need to upgrade from OE6 to something higher. Thanks, JoJo.