I got this e-mail from a reader. “MicroSoft is doing it again. They want me to download and install a new or revised Windows Live Mail 2012. I usually just do all upgrades without question but this one scares me. Do you know if this latest¬† will change what Windows Live Mail 2012 looks like on my screen to the Mail in Windows 10? I hate the Windows 10 Mail and would rather stay with Windows Live Mail 2012. I’m asking before I upgrade.”

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I wish I had some good news here. Microsoft requiring an update to Windows Live Mail. Without the update, soon the program won’t be able to send or receive e-mails with Microsoft e-mail accounts. That includes Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live and MSN addresses.¬† But the update is buggy as all get out. It’s causing all sorts of crashing issues. I’d suggest holding off until they can get it right.

What Microsoft wants is for you to to switch to their godawful… I mean ummm… stripped down Mail Apps.

Right now I’d suggest maybe downloading a an e-mail client such as Thunderbird or paying for Outlook just in case they can’t work out the bugs.

~ Cynthia