Tech Team Blog: Windows no longer supports Windows Live Mail

Microsoft has ended the support of popular free applications Windows Live Mail, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Live Writer and Photo Gallery. They are part of Windows Essentials of which Microsoft announced several months ago would reach end of support on January 10, 2017.

While the software was already no longer officially supported under Windows 10, it was still possible to use applications like Windows Live Mail and Windows Movie Maker on Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Ending support of the software means it will no longer receive security updates. This makes the software more vulnerable to malware and other attacks in the future and also likely that the software may stop working at some point.

Microsoft has for several years now tried to discourage the use of Windows Live Mail and always recommend using the Microsoft Outlook product for Business use. Live Mail still works for now but there is no telling how long it will continue to do so and moving to a paid solution as soon as possible should be a priority for all Live Mail users.

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