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  1.    05 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Windows live mail ending


    Just had this email from Microsoft.Anyone else had similar.

    Dear User,

    Earlier this year we introduced a new Outl*ook*.*com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlo*ok*.*com delivers an exciting set of new experiences across web, phone, and desktop, and we’re eager for you to start using it.


    It appears that you are currently using Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to your Out*look*.*com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outl*ook*.*com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Out*look*.*com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Out*look*.*com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012.


    If you currently use Windows Live Mail 2012, we recommend that you switch to the Mail app in Windows to*day. The Mail app is built in to Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, and has a more modern design. To begin using it, simply launch the app and add your Out*look*.*com account.


    If you are using Windows 7, you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows to enjoy the Mail app and the other benefits. If you do not wish to upgrade, you can access your account via a web browser, or, you can take advantage of a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal, and use Outl*ook 2016 to connect to your account.* This Off*ice 365 subscription also includes other productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. It works on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.


    Please take action before Ju*ne 30th, 2016, which is when we’ll begin upgrading accounts that currently use Windows Live Mail 2012. If you have more questions, please find answers to common FAQs in this help article, or you can contact Microsoft support.


    We recognize that changes like this can be difficult, and apologize for any inconvenience this causes you. We hope that you’ll enjoy the benefits of moving to the new Outl*ook*.*com.


    Sincerely,
    Outl*ook*.*com team
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  2.    05 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,851
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Here is an article posted in Windows 10 News forum....................

    Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com
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  3.    05 May 2016 #3

    Can't say I'm pleased, Can't say I like the Mail app. It's not that I don't like change but that I just don't find the Mail app as capable as Live Mail 2012. Maybe Microsoft could fix that but are they pushing those that want more than a bare bones email program to Office 365 Personal, and Outllook 2016 and the subscription revenue.
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  4.    05 May 2016 #4

    I agree. Mail.app sucks IMHO.
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  5.    05 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 336
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Just had this email from Microsoft.Anyone else had similar.
    I got the e-mail too.
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  6.    06 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7

    So, what are our non-Microsoft options?
    Will any third party email client support the new Outlook system?
    I really dislike Thunderbird, so I'm looking for other options.
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  7.    06 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,457
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    You can use any web browser you like, to access your outlook mail online. No email client needed. You can also use a email notify program that will monitor any email account you have, checks your email every 30 sec's if you want too, lets you know if you have new email, then once you click on the email notify app, will bring you right to your outlook account ....on line. So you do have other options if you want them.
    I stopped using live mail long time ago....have no use for it.
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  8.    06 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 750
    Windows 10 Home

    I dumped it since W8.1 and use Thunderbird. Copied everything from outlook.com. All my mail and archives.
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  9.    06 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    You can use any web browser you like, to access your outlook mail online. No email client needed. You can also use a email notify program that will monitor any email account you have, checks your email every 30 sec's if you want too, lets you know if you have new email, then once you click on the email notify app, will bring you right to your outlook account ....on line. So you do have other options if you want them.
    I stopped using live mail long time ago....have no use for it.
    I have 4 different Hotmail addresses to attend, which are gathered in WLM, along with a GMail, a Yahoo and a personal server ones.

    I also need to download the emails on my hard drive to be able to access them offline.

    So none of your solutions work for me, as I need to oversee all of them simultaneously and offline.

    I guess if Thunderbird keeps working with Outlook.com, then I'll just use that... Do we know yet that it will?
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  10.    06 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 18,797
    Windows 10

    Been using the new Mail app for a while, as a reader i find it fine
    If I want to do any type of management on email then i go to the web interface as the mali app i find clunky for this

    Why does the email from MS have all the * in it, eg Outl*ook*.*com
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