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How Microsoft Outlook Has Managed To Replace Windows Live Mail

Since 2012, Microsoft has stopped supporting one of its mailing products – Live Mail – giving preference to Outlook. After a while, people began to complain about various errors, seeking help on various forums. Step by step, it became clear that the mailing client had started to die, just like Windows Mail and Outlook Express.

In 2016, Microsoft announced that the Outlook group had finally stopped supporting the DeltaSync protocol, which allowed it to work with WLM accounts. This is how Microsoft replaced WLM with their main mailing product – Outlook.

Format Compatibility

The toughest thing of organizing WLM to Outlook migration is to convert the archive to PST. The problem of format compatibility lies in the fact that Live Mail uses ELM files to store data, while Outlook stores files in PST. That is why to perform the Live Mail to Outlook transfer, one needs to use third-party software for massive migration.

A few people will click and drop every single letter, and either abandon this task at all or install the appropriate app. Here are the main benefits of using a third-party data transfer tool:

• The automatic location of the LM storage folder;
• The opportunity to import all correspondence directly to Outlook;
• The possibility to create a standalone PST file;
• The ability to transfer any volume of data;
• It supports most versions of Outlook;
• Such tools allow people with different backgrounds and skills to use them.

There is no better way to save on such tasks than to invest your time. Go back to your daily duties and allow the converter to transfer all the archive correspondence to Outlook for you.

Why Choose Outlook?

Microsoft offers 15 GB of free space for every account. You can increase your storage limit by upgrading your account with a Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft 365 subscribers get approximately 50 GB of storage space.

The mailing client offers a very clear and minimalistic user interface. It divides your default inbox into parts, in which a focused section displays the most important messages. Some users may find the web interface convenient as it has most of the features of a paid desktop version.

The program offers apps for Android and iOS, and you can also use the web version in your preferred browser. You can get the desktop app by subscribing to Office 365 to access additional productivity features.

With the Office 365 subscription, you can automate repetitive tasks, such as forwarding messages or moving them to a specific folder. The program makes it effortless to search in the mailbox. If email search is what you’re looking for, Outlook is your choice.

However, subscriptions start at $99.99 for the Home version and $5 monthly for the Business. Users who sign up for Office 365 will have full access to Outlook and other Microsoft products (Calendar, Word, Excel, etc.). However, you can still use the free version within the available storage limit.

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