once you get the hang of outlook express your'll see iys loads better than AOL. You can do loads more with your email. Just import your address book into it. Then when you click create mail just open your address book click on the person you wnat to send it to and it does the rest for you. You can set it to add the address of everyone you recieve mail from if you want to. You can also set it to play a sound when you recieve mail and also how often it searches for new mail. Just open outlook express and then leave it running on the task bar, it will play the sound and an enverlope will appear near the clock when you get mail.
As for web pages, just add them to your favorites in explorer.
Hope this helps.