Goodbye Windows Essentials

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Bye Windows Essentials

Microsoft have now completely dropped their support for Windows Essentials 2012, this includes the popular Windows Live Mail 2012 program. The DeltaSync protocol was discontinued back in June 2016 but users have been able to use Windows Live Mail by using IMAP or POP in place of Microsoft’s protocol.

So What Now?

Time for a new email client. We recommend moving to a robust, online based email interface such as Google’s Gmail. It’s free to set up, and all of your email will be stored securely on Google’s servers, which you can access from anywhere via a web browser.

If you prefer a local email client, we recommend Mozilla Thunderbird (free) or Microsoft Outlook (part of the Microsoft Office family). If you need help setting these up, we are more than happy to do it for our Online Service Plan Customers. Contact us for more information!

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