When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Outlook.com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Everything’s there now, and you can continue to use it just by going to in your web browser.Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Outlook.com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012. What the announcement failed to mention is that POP3, IMAP, and SMTP services will continue to work.I confirmed this with Microsoft support: What this means is that you can, if you like, switch to a different desktop email program completely.
There are many, many, different email programs that you might consider, and now might be a perfect time to do so.All you need are Outlook.com’s IMAP, POP3, and SMTP settings.I recommend using IMAP so as to have all of your email available both in the email program and online at Is the attached really true and how can I keep all my emails in hotmail on my PC and work with those when I am off line?I also store all my emails on my PC in WLM as well as have many groups created for my bulk mail-outs.
That’s just one of several questions that arrived recently in response to Microsoft’s announcement that their Windows Live Mail 2012 desktop email program would no longer support Outlook.com-based email accounts, including email addresses at hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, live.com, and more. As it turns out, the dire warnings, while certainly significant, may not be entirely accurate.
And, of course, the warnings fail to mention some very viable alternatives that don’t involve Microsoft.
Dear User, Earlier this year we introduced a new Outlook.com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done.
The new Outlook.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 Outlook.com account.
Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outlook.com.