The rumors are true… Microsoft will drop support for Windows Live Mail early next year. What does it mean for you? If you are using Windows Live Mail, it will NOT vanish from your computer. It just means Microsoft will stop supporting it. They will stop updating it fixing it or otherwise tinkering with it.
Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
As you may recall Windows XP had its support terminated a few years ago. I still see people using it. It has not gone away, and Outlook Express is still around. There is no need to panic. It’s just time to weigh your options.
Here’s some options:
Mail (built in to Microsoft Windows 10)
or… just keep using Windows Live Mail.
For now, any email address from Microsoft email systems such as, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org will not work with Windows Live Mail anymore. There may be a way around the restriction by creating an IMAP account in your WLM. Just don’t chose the “automatic” settings. Instead, try the following settings:
Windows Live Mail still works with all the other IMAP/POP mail providers (specifically: tfon.com; or askjuan.net; etc…)
Your email will be delivered successfully if it passes some basic tests. In reality, an email system is complex with hundreds of rules. In this article, I will explain the 5 basic tests an email must pass in order to be delivered to your inbox.
The first test I would like to describe is whether the recipient actually exists. Is this email going to someone who has an email address here? If it is not, there is no need to continue with the rest of the tests. Reject the Continue reading “Why Is My Email Bouncing?”
The Internet and Email are the most dangerous avenues for viruses and scams. I am going to show you a couple of ways to protect yourself from these threats via email.
The first one, is to hide the message reading pane; and the second one is to use the “to” column to verify the recipient of the email before you open it.
Depending on your email client (the program you use to view your email) the settings should be similar to what I am about to describe. For this exercise I will use the Windows Live Mail program that comes with your windows Vista, 7, or 8. If you have a different operating system and email client, leave me a message at bottom of this article and I will respond with a specific solution for your case. Continue reading “Two Tweaks To Avoid Email Scams”
Email on my iPad is not responding to finger commands. It loads and updates but will not open to let me read anything nor move from one email to another–nothing. Both my personal email provider and Gmail on my PC are working just fine so it’s got to be a problem with the iPad. Can you help me? Continue reading “Unfreeze email app in iPads or iPhones”