Requirements

Mandatory requirements

  • A PC running a contemporary Windows operating system is required to use OE Classic. The software is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. OE Classic employs a graceful degradation mechanism, wherein it adjusts its features based on the version of Windows being used, ensuring compatibility with older versions. The supported Windows versions include:
    Windows version Browser engine Spell check Other
    Windows 11
    Windows 10
    Full support Full support Full support
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Browser engine is limited to older Edge Chromium version 109 Full support Full support
    Windows 7 Browser engine is limited to older Edge Chromium version 109 Spell checking as you type is unsupported, manual spell checking is available (by pressing F7 key) Full support
    Windows Vista Browser engine is limited to IE7 or IE-Edge (Internet Explorer 9) Spell checking as you type is unsupported, manual spell checking is available (by pressing F7 key) Full support
    Windows XP Browser engine is limited to IE7 or IE-Edge (Internet Explorer 8) Spell checking as you type is unsupported, manual spell checking is available (by pressing F7 key) Full support
    Windows 2000 Browser engine is limited to IE7 or IE-Edge (Internet Explorer 6) Spell checking as you type is unsupported, manual spell checking is available (by pressing F7 key) No support for toolbar icons with alpha channel (requires gdiplus.dll)
  • Memory/processor requirements as recommended for your operating system. OE Classic will use extra memory or faster processor to operate better.
  • Enough disk space for storing messages depending on your needs. OE Classic will warn you if you approach low disk space.
  • Internet connection (when synchronizing messages, checking new version, etc.)
  • If you use an antivirus or a firewall, it must allow OE Classic to connect to the Internet.

Optional requirements

  • Email server supporting IMAP/POP/SMTP protocols (one or more), provided by your email provider.
  • Usenet news server (NNTP server), provided by your Usenet provider.
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