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

12 Dec 2015   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows Live Mail 2012 requires an update to keep using it

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The Microsoft Essentials pack, consisting of Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Live Writer (which is now available as an open source project) and Live Mail, has been in a state of limbo for quite a while now. The latest major update for the pack dates back to 2012 and still uses the Live branding that Microsoft abandoned in the same year.

All of these apps are still available for download, but one of these apps, Live Mail, will soon stop working without the installation of a new required update.

Because of underlying updates on the Microsoft mail platforms (Outlook/Hotmail), Live Mail will lose the ability to receive emails. However, since the application still has quite a few users, Microsoft has provided an update that will prolong the life of the mail application and allow it to receive mails once again.

Microsoft does recommend that any users of the Live Mail application switch over to the new Mail application that has been built-in to Windows 8 and Windows 10. These applications are still actively being developed, so it might be a smart choice to move over, since the support for Live Mail will probably end soon.

This free update is now available here and is dubbed "Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012" (KB 3093594).


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Here's the word (courtesy of Ron Sommer MVP):

Login to your outlook.com account using a browser. Does it say Outlook.com or Outlook Mail (Preview)?


KB3093594 should only be installed if you have an outlook.com account that has been upgraded to Outlook Mail (Preview).


If you have more than one outlook.com account, you will have to decide if you want the accounts that have not been upgraded to Outlook Mail (Preview) to work or do you want the accounts that have been upgraded to work.



No Outlook Mail (Preview) accounts - do not install KB3093594.

An account has upgraded to Outlook Mail (Preview) - install KB3093594.



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12 Dec 2015   #2
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

I know I am probably being thick about this, but am I supposed to install this patch if I have the client version? I do not use the browser version. I am seeing a few posts that show that this particular patch as being troubled - most in the past 10 or so hours.

I trust your advise Brink.
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12 Dec 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Painter,

KB3093594 should only be installed if you have an outlook.com account that has been upgraded to Outlook Mail (Preview).

If not, then I wouldn't install it.
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12 Dec 2015   #4
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

OK but I am using the client version - how do I check for that ?

Edit: If I open my mail in IE which I never do ... but if I do, I get what I see on the client version so maybe this patch does apply to me anyway. This is really the confusing aspect of WLM. I am beginning to think that I should open IE and check the status. Is there a build number that I should check?
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12 Dec 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to login to your outlook.com account using a browser, and look to see if it says Outlook.com or Outlook Mail (Preview).
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12 Dec 2015   #6
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Tnx Brink - I just logged on and it says outlook.com, so I will not upgrade.

That email is very misleading.
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12 Dec 2015   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, it's not real clear.
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12 Dec 2015   #8
strollin

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

I would wait until, and IF, WLM stops working before applying the update.
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12 Dec 2015   #9
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I saw notice of this in another forum yesterday and applied the patch on this 10 machine as I use WLM 2012 for my email client. Haven't done anything yet with the other computers, they run 7, I know my 7 machine runs WLM 2012 but not sure about hubby's machines.
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12 Dec 2015   #10
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

I must apologize as I have managed to really confuse the issue. I have a Live account and an Outlook account. If I open IE (which is hardly ever), I can use my Live ID and it opens Outlook.com but it does not show any of my Live emails just my outlook emails. I use my Live account from the desktop all the time and it opens both my Live emails and my Outlook emails.

In order to continue using the desktop version, I think I do need to install the patch, however what will it do to my Outlook.com as I now know that it is not intended for it ?
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