11. December 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Uncategorized

I use Windows 10, and I use Windows Live Mail 2012 for my email purposes.  I use the Live Mail program because I find the Mail app that comes with Windows 10 to be the antithesis of user-friendly and convenient.

I just received an email from "*** Email address is removed for privacy ***"

It states:

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.
The Outlook team
Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

The link directs me to this link:


There is no really helpful information on that page; just a download.

My questions:

Is this an actual legitimate email?

If so, will will the supposed changes being made, also affect ability of users to use other email clients than the mail app (for example, could we use Thunderbird for email purposes)?

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