Here’s a look at what happened, and why you might just be better off moving on to modern and supported apps if you’re using Windows 10.
According to the email Microsoft sent Live Mail users, the Outlook team said the following: In a few weeks, we will be making some changes to our email services that might impact your @outlook.com, @hotmail, @live or @msn email account.
Still, if you plan on sticking it out, you can go ahead and grab the required update from Microsoft.
Microsoft will end support for the Windows Essentials 2012 suite on January 10, 2017.
Windows Live Mail is an email program that can be used to access various email accounts, including Microsoft ones such as @hotmail, @outlook.com, @msn and @live addresses.
Microsoft has emailed its users to say, ‘In a few weeks, we will be making some changes to our email services that might impact your email account’.
People running Windows Essentials 2012 on Windows 10 received an email from the Outlook team yesterday informing them of an update for the bundled Windows Live Mail 2012 application required to continue sending and receiving emails on Windows 10.
However, the update ended up crashing Mail 2012 for a lot of people.
Actually Microsoft has mentioned in the email that once the Windows Live Mail program stops working for Outlook and other Microsoft email accounts, all users will need to install a new update to fix the issue.Recently Microsoft sent an email to all outlook.com, hotmail.com, live.com, and other Microsoft email account (previously known as Windows Live email account) users about the upcoming changes to the email service which will prevent them from syncing their Microsoft email accounts using (previously known as Windows Live Essentials) package which consists of Windows Live Mail, Messenger, Writer, One Drive, Photo Gallery, Family Safety and other useful programs.Windows Live Mail uses Microsoft's own Delta Sync protocol to synchronize emails for Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN and other Microsoft email accounts.Microsoft has notified users of its numerous email services that they will no longer be able to use the Windows Live Mail email client without installing an update.Yet the somewhat clumsy official messaging, plus the release of an update that reportedly caused crashes, has created confusion for Microsoft users.