Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email Can I Get a Free Windows Live Mail Download? Windows Live Mail was discontinued after the 2012 version by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 01, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Windows Essentials has been discontinued by Microsoft. This information is being retained for archive purposes. Windows Live Mail was a freeware email client from Microsoft as part of the Windows Essentials suite. Microsoft no longer offers free downloads of Windows Live Mail. The last version was Windows Live Mail 2012 with Windows Essentials 2012; support for this ended in January 2017. It was replaced with the built-in Windows 10 Mail, which is included in that version of Windows.