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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2012 requires an update to keep using it

13 Dec 2015   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes it's past time to find an alternative to a M$ product


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13 Dec 2015   #22
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Good thing I saw this thread - I haven't logged into my account since 2013...it was still there!

Regards,
GEWB
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13 Dec 2015   #23
idontknowmyname

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit sp1
 
 

M$ is going to end up having us all subscribing w/monthly/annual fees applied to individual apps/services by 2020 and they will all go home to count the cash which they will receive from our monthly payments. Not much different from what is now common for anyone watching television, unless you have excellent over the air digital content in your neck of the woods.
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14 Dec 2015   #24
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

What confuses me in all this is the question of what the account you use when you access it through a browser has to do with accessing accounts through WLM?

I have an Outlook Mail (Preview) account that I access through my browser (Chrome), and a WLM 2011 account that I use solely to access my ISP email account. I suspect that I should be upgrading WLM to 2012 as 2011 is no longer supported, or else using a different one like Thunderbird. I don't see, however, that the update will apply as I don't use WLM for my Outlook account.

Is that right?
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14 Dec 2015   #25
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

That's the way I see things, they are changing the format of the actual outlook.com service which then requires a corresponding change to WLM itself
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14 Dec 2015   #26
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

My OS Drive is already running out of spaces.
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14 Dec 2015   #27
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

My other query is this: If I switch to say Thunderbird, can/should I uninstall WLM or is it buried integrally in the operating system like IE and simply best left alone?
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14 Dec 2015   #28
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
What confuses me in all this is the question of what the account you use when you access it through a browser has to do with accessing accounts through WLM?

I have an Outlook Mail (Preview) account that I access through my browser (Chrome), and a WLM 2011 account that I use solely to access my ISP email account. I suspect that I should be upgrading WLM to 2012 as 2011 is no longer supported, or else using a different one like Thunderbird. I don't see, however, that the update will apply as I don't use WLM for my Outlook account.

Is that right?
There's no such thing as a WLM 2011 account. WLM 2011 is an email client program used for accessing whatever account you set it up to access.

It matters which email address you have as to whether the WLM client will be able to access the email server associated with that address.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
My other query is this: If I switch to say Thunderbird, can/should I uninstall WLM or is it buried integrally in the operating system like IE and simply best left alone?
Yes, you can uninstall WLM if you decide to stop using it. It's always been a separate download and didn't come with the OS.
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14 Dec 2015   #29
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Too bad we do not know what the actual date is when MS is going to implement the change that will render WLM unusable if KB3093594 is not applied. The email states "in a few weeks", so that could be 2 weeks or 3 weeks. We can only guess.

With such a short lead time, it does not give MS much time to fix the problems that many users are having with KB3093594. MS is not going to put any more effort into supporting WLM users (though in the millions) beyond this update. The 2016 focus is their email offering in W10. Outlook is migrating to the new Preview in 2016. Like it or not, it is a business decision.

It would be a good idea to make a copy of WLM folders and address book/contacts now, as a precaution. That is if you are not going to apply the update. The consequences are clear in the email, though nothing much else is.
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14 Dec 2015   #30
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
What confuses me in all this is the question of what the account you use when you access it through a browser has to do with accessing accounts through WLM?

I have an Outlook Mail (Preview) account that I access through my browser (Chrome), and a WLM 2011 account that I use solely to access my ISP email account. I suspect that I should be upgrading WLM to 2012 as 2011 is no longer supported, or else using a different one like Thunderbird. I don't see, however, that the update will apply as I don't use WLM for my Outlook account.

Is that right?
There's no such thing as a WLM 2011 account. WLM 2011 is an email client program used for accessing whatever account you set it up to access.

It matters which email address you have as to whether the WLM client will be able to access the email server associated with that address.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
My other query is this: If I switch to say Thunderbird, can/should I uninstall WLM or is it buried integrally in the operating system like IE and simply best left alone?
Yes, you can uninstall WLM if you decide to stop using it. It's always been a separate download and didn't come with the OS.
Thanks for the information on removing WLM.

I realise WLM isn't an account, my poor choice of words.

The immediate question for me, I guess, is whether I am ok to stick with WLM 2011 or need to upgrade to WLM 2012 in which case would it be better to switch to Thunderbird? If I do upgrade to WLM 2012 I would not appear to need KB3093594 as I will only use it for my ISP email account.
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