When I installed Windows 7 I went looking for Windows Mail (Outlook Express replacement in Vista). Its not there – in fact you don’t get a mail client of any kind. Idea is to download and use the Live Mail client. I had been using that for hotmail access (big improvement over web access) and RSS reader. The latest version also is a newsgroup reader so don’t need Windows Mail anymore.
It is handier having everything accessible in one application. And it works.