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Windows 7: Another swift kick in the rear

06 May 2016   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Another swift kick in the rear

I just received this in my email - using WLM at the moment

Quote:

Dear User,

Earlier this year we introduced a new Outl*ook*.*com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlo*ok*.*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 Out*look*.*com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outl*ook*.*com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Out*look*.*com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Out*look*.*com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012.


If you currently use Windows Live Mail 2012, we recommend that you switch to the Mail app in Windows to*day. The Mail app is built in to Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, and has a more modern design. To begin using it, simply launch the app and add your Out*look*.*com account.


If you are using Windows 7, you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows to enjoy the Mail app and the other benefits. If you do not wish to upgrade, you can access your account via a web browser, or, you can take advantage of a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal, and use Outl*ook 2016 to connect to your account.* This Off*ice 365 subscription also includes other productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. It works on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.


Please take action before Ju*ne 30th, 2016, which is when we’ll begin upgrading accounts that currently use Windows Live Mail 2012. If you have more questions, please find answers to common FAQs in this help article, or you can contact Microsoft support.


We recognize that changes like this can be difficult, and apologize for any inconvenience this causes you. We hope that you’ll enjoy the benefits of moving to the new Outl*ook*.*com.


Sincerely,
Outl*ook*.*com team


Now this seems to me to be yet another example of Microsoft intruding into our lives by forcing us to use yet a different product. Now from what I can see - I cannot make out whether this is going to be a paid for service if so then it stinks. I do not see anything wrong with WLM in fact it is the easiest mail service I have ever used and for what it is worth if the new Outlook service is what we use at work (which I find almost unusable) then I for one consider it to be a retrograde step.

I do not want apps all over my phone, tablet - just be able to receive emails on my computers where I consider I have some form of protection that I feel is not available on the smaller devices. Adding to that the Outlook is presented via a web browser which means instead of clicking on a taskbar icon I have to access the web - unless I am missing something or have it totally wrong

I have just been trying to get use to using 10 and then along comes this nonsense and again making me feel quite antagonistic towards Microsoft, and any apologies for the disruption/change for me is pathetically and really quite cynical on their part and to be honest I think quite insincere - now there is a word that should be struck from the English language in this instance.


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06 May 2016   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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06 May 2016   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Callender mate so what I thought is true the steam roller keeps rolling on - is there no end to it and I might just try Thunderbird as mentioned in that other thread. I have used it in Linux and it wasn't too bad.

The thing that bothers me is will Microsoft now stop hotmail altogether and we have to use some other client service If so then I am going to lose a lot of data that pertains to my security and programs setups not to mention private conversations say between my soon and I
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06 May 2016   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
: If so then I am going to lose a lot of data that pertains to my security and programs setups not to mention private conversations say between my soon and I
I would have thought that if this information is that important to you, that you would have it all backed up somewhere in a location that you won't forget.
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06 May 2016   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well most of it I have Colin but there are still a mile of emails for example that go back years I like to keep there.

Besides anything else I really do not like Outlook after having to use it at work and am still really annoyed by being told what I can and cannot use when and where I can, and pay for the privilege. But you know that from my old threads and postings I am sure.
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07 May 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Update well have just installed Thunderbird and my mails all downloaded automatically and apart from having to find out how tho block senders in TB it looks and reads just like WLM
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07 May 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Backup. If you copy your Thunderbird profile somewhere then you've got a backup.

I know of and use a utility that can browse mailbox databases and save multiple emails. multiple attachments and so on. (For backup copies)

Let us know if you are interested.
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07 May 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Update well have just installed Thunderbird and my mails all downloaded automatically and apart from having to find out how tho block senders in TB it looks and reads just like WLM
Hi John,

Here is a TB Support article about blocking senders:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/blocking-sender

You might also consider logging into Web mail and blocking senders there.

hth,
David
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07 May 2016   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Chris I will use it for a while and get back to you and David thanks for the heads up and to be honest right now TB is knocking spots off WLM for speed
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08 May 2016   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Apparently M$ is making office 365 available to outlook*com customers for free for a year like that really helps. It makes no sense to me that they would cut out live mail but allow other clients such as Thunderbird however that's M$ for you-doing things that don't make sense just because they feel like it. However I wouldn't be surprised if they cut out all other clients except their own. Here is another thread on the topic. Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com
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