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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com

06 May 2016   #11
Brds7t7

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

So I gave Thunderbird portable a try and found it easy to setup and configure. I've now installed it the desktop client and I'm liking it already.
Took no time to setup and configure and has a lot of customise options.
Though I probably won't remove WLM 2012 until June when it stops working.


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06 May 2016   #12
Callender

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

The problem is that Mozilla keeps announcing that they are going to ditch Thunderbird. That's why I switched to eM Client

Some say they prefer FossaMail over Thunderbird. I've never used FossaMail!

Google - Fossamail vs.Thunderbird
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06 May 2016   #13
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
The problem is that Mozilla keeps announcing that they are going to ditch Thunderbird.
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06 May 2016   #14
Brds7t7

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

Just had a look on the Fossamail website Callender, I'll definitely keep that in mind for future use if Mozilla does drop Thunderbird.
At least it will be an easy switchover.
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06 May 2016   #15
Spyros78

win 7 64bit
 
 

According to the e-mail i received from MS, it does not state clearly that WLM 2012 will stop sync with Outlook, but it mentions that an update needs to be installed. I paste here what i read up to the line of update notification, as the rest are the same that OP announced..

"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."


The word "here" redirected me to the corresponding site to download the update, but i did not include it here, as i suppose u must have received the same mail as i did those who use Hotmail, if not in your Inbox, then in Junk. I guess we'll know soon enough if it stops sync or not.
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06 May 2016   #16
Brds7t7

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

That email was for an update they pushed out a couple months ago. The update was pulled as it caused people more issues in WLM.
I think they pulled it and then decided either it wasn't worth updating the program or they just can't fix it.
The email I got states Hotmail and the other live accounts will no longer work with WLM after June.
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10 May 2016   #17
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I am a little . Is Microsoft getting rid of pop or imap access? If so, then Thunderbird or any other mail client won't work.


If I recall correctly Windows live mail had an unusual way to check outlook.com, hotmail.com, and live.com. If Microsoft is not getting rid of pop or imap access then this might work. I think you can still use WLM after that date but I think you will need change your configuration to either pop or IMAP access. The only issue is WLM won't get updates. Of course they could be changing a feature that might affect pop or IMAP access via WLM. However, that could effect other mail clients as well.

The one thing I didn't like about it. It always asked you to sign in with your outlook.com user name & password. I think there is a workaround for that on this forum.


I also use thunderbird on all my operating systems. I used it for a long time.
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10 May 2016   #18
Brds7t7

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

It will be a complete pain if they do stop other clients from accessing Hotmail/outlook.
From what I remember Hotmail has been using DeltaSync and I think that's what they're removing as it isn't compatible with the new outlook.
I've seen a few guides saying you could reconfigure WLM to access Hotmail through IMAP and it might still work, but MS hasn't mentioned it (maybe because they just don't want to support it anymore). We'll just have to wait and see after the June cutoff to see if it still works with IMAP.
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10 May 2016   #19
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Who still uses outlook?
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10 May 2016   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd use Outlook if it was free or very low cost and going to continue with support.
I've been using
WLM Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308)
Copyright 2010 Microsoft Corporation
and it has met my needs. If WLM 2012 is going south then I guess so will WLM 2011.

Some people above are questioning the future support for Thunderbird!
So what client should you use and how do you migrate from WLM???
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