Mandatory update required to keep using Windows Live Mail 2012 with Microsoft accounts

If you're still sticking with Windows Live Mail 2012 as your email client of choice, there's a change to Microsoft email accounts coming that you'll want to be aware of. Microsoft is alerting users that some changes coming to Outlook, Hotmail, Live, and MSN accounts will prevent email from being delivered to the Windows Live Mail 2012. Never fear, however, as there's an update available that should correct this. From Microsoft:

In a few weeks, we will be making some changes to our email services that might impact your, @hotmail, @live, or @msn email account. Those changes will prevent your email from being delivered to the Windows Live Mail 2012 application you use.

In order to continue using Windows Live Mail 2012 to send and receive email for your account, you need to install the latest update published here.

Microsoft goes on to recommend that users on Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 go ahead and make the switch to the built-in Mail app on each OS. And honestly, that's not a bad idea considering support for Windows Live Mail 2012 is most likely waning. Still, if you plan on sticking it out, you can go ahead and grab the required update from Microsoft.