Microsoft ends support of Essentials Suite including Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft ends support of Essentials Suite including Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/10/Windows_Live_Mail-1-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Microsoft will end the support of the Windows Essentials Suite which includes Windows Live Mail and Movie Maker, as well as Photo Gallery, Messenger, Writer, and OneDrive. From January 10th 2017 the suite can no longer be downloaded.

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#2

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2782410]We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft ends support of Essentials Suite including Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/10/Windows_Live_Mail-1-95x75.png[/newsimage]

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Really what support it did itself in didn’t take rocket science to know that. If they actually made a good product that would be different or supported it.


#3

I remember having to download the suite to get MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger before Microsoft closed the service.

As for Windows Live Mail, I switched to Thunderbird back in the Outlook Express days after Outlook Express lost e-mails several times.

I am fairly sure I started using Thunderbird around 2003 and not once do I recall losing any e-mail with it. It did have a rather annoying bug in the past (probably 10 years ago) where it removed all the line-breaks in e-mail I sent, but otherwise no other issue that I can recall.

I can’t say the same for Outlook as I’ve had to restore PST backups numerous times at work over the years, including Outlook 2016.


#4

Likewise, I’ve been using Thunderbird for years, and never had an issue with it.
I’ve tried newer email clients, and have always gone back to using Thunderbird.


#5

I use Office 2013 and 2016 Outlook email and have no problem with my POP3 servers getting or receiving my emails.


#6

I’ve used Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2013 (or maybe it was 2010, I’m really not sure) at my last job, and both had a bug where I would suddenly have many copies of my emails, both old and new, fill up my “inbox” folder, even though I had moved them into other folders. I spent hours deleting/re-sorting hundreds of emails, just so the same thing could happen again a few weeks (or months, if I was lucky) later. Backing up/restoring my PST files didn’t help, since my email provider used IMAP anyway (which meant my emails were copied on the email server, so restoring the IMAP file would cause Outlook to re-download my duplicate emails).

Of course, using IMAP made it very easy to switch to Thunderbird, which has never given me any such issues.


#7

At work i am forced to use Outlook.

Everywhere else i use a browser and 2FA. No need for an email reader.


#8

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2782458]I use Office 2013 and 2016 Outlook email and have no problem with my POP3 servers getting or receiving my emails.[/QUOTE]
Make that IMAP server not POP3.