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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Sep-16 19:12:59
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Windows Live Mail end of support date


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Just seen a note on Microsoft's website that Windows Live Mail will be axed on 10 January 2017: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17779/downl...

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Sep-16 05:16:32
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I've never once seen WLM updated in all the years I've had it. So it's not gonna make much difference.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Mon 12-Sep-16 08:55:17
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microsoft the company that keeps abandoning its products,

never commit to any of their services.

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Standard User David_W
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-Sep-16 09:28:04
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To be fair to Microsoft, the world keeps moving. Just as Outlook Express became dated and was replaced by Windows Live Mail, it probably made more sense for the free e-mail program to become a Windows Store application. Mail and Calendar on Windows 10 (and possibly Windows 8.1 - I never used Windows 8 or 8.1) is functional but basic.

If you want a 'full feature' offering, there is Microsoft Outlook 2016 - at a cost, of course. It's not perfect, especially when used as an IMAP client, but it works. There are free alternatives, such as Thunderbird. It's probably time for Windows Live Mail to disappear. It doesn't work with outlook.com any more, it hasn't received any attention for many years, and there are better free alternatives.

There has been an industry-wide move to more aggressive deprecation of old, end of life, software - something that has particularly concerned Microsoft, with the high number of Windows XP installations still in active use at the end of life date. Microsoft is now much more prominent about product lifecycles and typically removes downloads for end of life products on the EoL date. Microsoft have also taken to archiving support content for end of life versions is archived.

So many security issues arise through old technologies and implementations. Thankfully the industry has moved on from not deprecating anything for fear of the resulting compatibility issues. I'm waiting for the day when I can remove Flash Player from my machines and feel secure in not breaking any web sites.



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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Sep-16 11:21:15
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Since when did Windows live mail stopped working with Outlook.com? My brother phoned me up a couple of days back to say his windows live mail was not picking up the mail from his hotmail, I told him as a temp thing to do it via the browser, He knows very little about computers apart from turning them on and using the software he uses and I have never used Windows live, even if I did set it up for him, so I know very little about it, so trying to explain things on the phone would be difficult.

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Standard User David_W
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-Sep-16 11:55:30
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Since when did Windows live mail stopped working with Outlook.com?

Windows Live Mail stopped working with outlook.com earlier this year, as this Microsoft blog explains (click).



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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 12-Sep-16 12:46:02
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So many security issues arise through old technologies and implementations.


I'm still using 2 desktops and a laptop printserver with XP on them. No virus' or malware on them and as far as I know I have not had any intrusion.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Mon 12-Sep-16 13:09:43
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the difference is the examples you gave lasted a lot longer than 4 years.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Sep-16 13:17:35
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Windows Live Mail stopped working with outlook.com earlier this year, as this Microsoft blog explains (click).

What they didn't explain though is that you can still use WLM with Outlook.com with POP3 or IMAP, albeit losing calendar and contact synch which requires EAS. Possibly they omitted mentioning this solution in the knowledge that the software would be fully retired soon.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Sep-16 14:02:29
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Windows Live Mail stopped working with outlook.com earlier this year
Not for me it didn't! Nor did Outlook with its Hotmail Connector. I can still access my Hotmail (aka Outlook.com) emails using both.

Altho' I'm anticipating a change as given in Outlook.com migration changes; What do I need to know and do? but even this is surmountable smile.

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