The announcement from Microsoft
Microsoft sent the following message to email addresses accessed using Windows Live Mail 2012:
Earlier this year we introduced a new Outlook.com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlook.com delivers an exciting set of new experiences across web, phone, and desktop, and we’re eager for you to start using it.
It appears that you are currently using Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to your Outlook.com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outlook.com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Outlook.com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Outlook.com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012”.
The message continues, offering the following alternatives in addition to Outlook.com web access:
Switch to the Windows Mail app in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.
Upgrade to Windows 10, if you need to, so you can get the Windows Mail app.
A free one-year subscription to Office 365 so as to get Outlook 2016, the desktop email program. (Presumably, after that year, normal subscription charges would apply for Office 365.)
And there’s a deadline: June 30th, 2016.
Angels thoughts : there is another program that can be used called Thunderbird. We use that here for all our email accounts and works flawlessly. It can be downloaded from HERE.