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Windows Live Mail was discontinued after 2012 version

A screenshot of the Windows Essentials 2012 installer running on Windows 8.1
Windows Essentials 2012 Installer. Codename Lisa/Wikimedia

UPDATE: 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 and it was 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. It was replaced with the built-in Windows 10 Mail, which is included in that version of Windows.

Support for Windows Essentials 2012 and Windows Live Mail 2012 ended in January, 2017. You may be able to find older copies of Windows Essentials, but they will not be supported by Microsoft.

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