If you use windows live mail and have a Microsoft-hosted email – Not for much longer

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If you use windows live mail and have a Microsoft-hosted email – Not for much longer

Microsoft says users who access their Outlook.com addresses with Windows Live Mail 2012 will soon be cut off from sending and receiving mail

Microsoft says that the support termination is due to planned updates to the outlook.com service itself that won’t be compatible with the aging mail client.

“The Windows Live 2012 email application does not support the modern synchronization technologies used by the new Outlook.com, so once your account is upgraded to the new Outlook.com, you will no longer be able to send or receive Outlook.com email from Windows Live Mail 2012,” Microsoft explained.

In the coming weeks, it is advised that users running Live Mail 2012 find another client for their mailboxes. Microsoft recommends updating to the Mail app for Windows 8.1 or 10, getting an Outlook 2016 account via Office 365, or simply switching over to the outlook.com browser client

If you are still using Windows Live Mail for some reason, Microsoft will not start your Outlook.com upgrade until June 30, 2016, so you have some time to plan for the change.

The good news is that this does not, however, mean that Windows Live Mail 2012 itself is being killed. Microsoft notes that the client will continue to work as normal with accounts not hosted on outlook.com, such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail addresses.

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