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Windows 7: Just Got This Notification From Microsoft???

11 Dec 2015   #1
evhid1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Just Got This Notification From Microsoft???

Dear user, 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. Those changes will prevent your email from being delivered to the Windows Live Mail 2012 application you use. In order to continue using Windows Live Mail 2012 to send and receive email for your account, you need to install the latest update published here. If you use Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, we recommend that you switch to the built in Mail app in Windows to stay connected and get the latest feature updates on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Windows Live Essentials 2009 and 2011 are not supported anymore, and you will need to update to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 and use the Mail app, or use www.outlook.com. To learn more about the Mail app, please click here. We also recommend all Windows Live Mail users on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 and use the built in Mail application to stay connected and get the latest feature updates. We suggest saving this email so you can refer to it later. Thanks for your understanding and continued use. Sincerely,
The Outlook team Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052


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11 Dec 2015   #2
rthomas268

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and 32-bit
 
 

OK, so looks like I don't have a choice any more. So I have been researching what I need to do.

1. Backup my WLM folders so I can access my business emails easily.

2. Go ahead and do a WLM upgrade ( won't need it after the Win10 upgrade)

3. Run a test upgrade on my Win8 tablet - if all goes well and works fine after a few days I will have to upgrade my PC.

What else do I need to do or know??

Thanks
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11 Dec 2015   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That's a bogus email.

Deal with abuse, phishing, or spam in Outlook.com - Outlook.com help

Quote:
Recognizing phishing scams
Here are some tips to help you recognize when an email is a scam.

When the offer seems too good to be true.

When the email asks you to send personal or account info (like your user name and password, your date of birth, Social Security number, or bank info) by replying to the email. Microsoft and other legitimate companies will never ask you to provide this sort of info via email. They'll ask you to go to their website to sign in and update your info there.

Warning: In suspicious-looking email, never click links that supposedly take you to a company website. The sender might be spoofing the website (providing their own fake version) to collect your sign-in info. When in doubt, go to the website using favorites, search history, or by entering the URL in the address box.

When the sender’s email address has an overseas domain. For example: someone@example.uk.co, @example.ru, or @example.ng.

When the sender's email address has a domain that's a string of seemingly random numbers and or letters. For example: @VNbM6f3.com.

When the sender’s name in the header doesn’t match the sender's email address.

When the tone is personal and confidential, but it looks like a group email, with a generic greeting. For example: “Dear Microsoft Customer” or “Dear Trusted Sir or Madam”.
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11 Dec 2015   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I don't think it's bogus Derek as it links directly to a MS hotfix download straight from the MS site.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3093594
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11 Dec 2015   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Where do you get that link out of that email? They all come back as errors for me.
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11 Dec 2015   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I think it's just the way it's been copied and pasted. I got the email and it links me directly to the MS site.

Not sure what changes MS is making to outlook, but I've already installed the patch.
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11 Dec 2015   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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11 Dec 2015   #8
evhid1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That's a bogus email.

Deal with abuse, phishing, or spam in Outlook.com - Outlook.com help

Quote:
Recognizing phishing scams
Here are some tips to help you recognize when an email is a scam.

When the offer seems too good to be true.

When the email asks you to send personal or account info (like your user name and password, your date of birth, Social Security number, or bank info) by replying to the email. Microsoft and other legitimate companies will never ask you to provide this sort of info via email. They'll ask you to go to their website to sign in and update your info there.

Warning: In suspicious-looking email, never click links that supposedly take you to a company website. The sender might be spoofing the website (providing their own fake version) to collect your sign-in info. When in doubt, go to the website using favorites, search history, or by entering the URL in the address box.

When the sender’s email address has an overseas domain. For example: someone@example.uk.co, @example.ru, or @example.ng.

When the sender's email address has a domain that's a string of seemingly random numbers and or letters. For example: @VNbM6f3.com.

When the sender’s name in the header doesn’t match the sender's email address.

When the tone is personal and confidential, but it looks like a group email, with a generic greeting. For example: “Dear Microsoft Customer” or “Dear Trusted Sir or Madam”.

I went to Microsoft's web site here: Download Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) from Official Microsoft Download Center and typed in the file name I was suppose to update WLM with ( d-Mail_msp ) and it came up with this same download. I think it is legit but would like some more input from this forum users to verify. I went through a big hassel when Microsoft locked my Hotmail account and I had to get another one with Outlook. I hope I don't have to do this shhhtuff again!

Just went to the site Brds7t7 posted and it's the same as what have. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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11 Dec 2015   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Seems okay but you never know these days.
Have installed and haven't noticed anything strange. No strange processes running, no strange files. Virus scan all clear.

I will keep an eye on it though. If you haven't installed it yet then wait a while.
I'll report back if I notice anything weird.
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12 Dec 2015   #10
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Looks as though it is causing problems. I see some posts on other sites indicating calendar corrupted and a few others indicating that WLM is unusable. Others saying that the patch itself will not install. If you just Google the KB you will get all the sites that are reporting problems over the past few hours.

I think it would be best to wait until the dust settles.
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