For almost a decade I've relied on Outlook Express on my Windows XP system. I also have a Windows 7 64 bit pro system. I'm looking for something that will allow me to receive email on that particular system. In its 'wisdom' Microsoft decided to ditch Outlook Express. It currently offers Windows Live Mail, of which I'm unsure what it actually IS and will be in the future. Privacy is a major issue, issues such as what Microsoft has access to (e.g. spam filter), storage on Microsoft servers, cloud services, data sent to MS matter. Not only the current situation but also the future. The Hotmail and Windows Live ??/Windows Live Mail situation is somewhat confusing. I just need a simple (!) program that will allow me to receive emails from my regular ISP. Nothing else, no integration with web based email. Also, if a program is offered for free I usually wonder who is offering the program for free and why. Security and in particular privacy. I have done some reading and there are lots of programs but I have no idea which ones suit my needs and which ones I can trust. Suggestions please ?