Express.co.uk by Aaron Brown
MICROSOFT is about to retire its Windows Live Mail service, and has warned Hotmail and Outlook.com email users to move to the web or choose a modern desktop app – or they could lose access to their email account.
Microsoft is in the process of upgrading a number of older email addresses with the latest technologies and security enhancements.
If you have a Microsoft mail address – either @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @hotmail.co.uk, @live.com, or @msn.com – then your service will be upgraded by June 30th 2016.
Unfortunately that means you will no longer be able to use the Windows Live Mail 2012 desktop app to access your email.
Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Outlook, Javier Soltero explains: “To provide you an email experience with enhanced performance, security and reliability, the new Outlook.com has been built upon our latest Office 365 infrastructure.
“Because the Windows Live Mail 2012 email application doesn’t support the protocols used by this new infrastructure, you will not be able to send or receive Outlook.com email from Windows Live Mail 2012 after your account is upgraded[…]
My abhorrence for Microsoft is up there with my revulsion for Facebook and Twitter.