How to Download Smileys in Outlook Express

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How to Download Smileys in Outlook Express
Smileys, or emoticons, allow users to express emotion in e-mails. (happy smiley image by Perth from

Smileys, or emoticons, are small images that express emotion via e-mail, instant message or Internet postings. Some e-mail programs come with pre-installed emoticons. However, there are also endless emoticons you can download online. If you're looking for more smiley emoticons to insert into your Outlook Express e-mails, you can download them for free at various emoticon sites that are meant to work with Outlook Express.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download and install PostSmile (see Resources for link), a free program that allows you to insert smileys into your Outlook Express e-mail. To use the program, open a new message in Outlook Express, then place your cursor where you want to insert a smiley. Open PostSmile and find an emoticon you want to use, then select the smile and drag it into the email message.

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    Download and install Bandoo (see Resources for link), which provides free animated emoticons, smileys and winks for e-mail and messenger programs. Open a new message in Outlook Express and you'll see a Bandoo toolbar available, which you can use to add an emoticon to your message.

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    Download and install Smiley Central (see Resources for link), which is a free toolbar that will be automatically installed in your web browser, instant messenger and e-mail programs, including Outlook Express. To add a Smiley Central emoticon, open an Outlook Express message and click on an emoticon from the Smiley icon on the new toolbar.

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