Is Windows Live Mail Outdated/Discontinued?

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I just stumbled across an article on the Internet stating the Windows Live Mail would be discontinued after 2012. I bought a new HP Laptop in 2019 and noticed an envelope icon in the system tray. When I click on the envelope, Windows Live Mail opens so I created an email account. I use that email rarely but it does receive and send mail.

The article stated that Microsoft was encouraging customers to convert to Outlook. If Windows Live Mail has been discontinued, why is it part of the Windows 10 operating system on my year old computer and why is it a working program? I'm confused.

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It may be Windows Mail

You can confirm my typing Mail in the search bar. If you have a microsoft account with an @microsoft.com email then it may just be that it got set up by itself when you created your user account for Windows.
 

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I typed "mail" in the search bar and the Windows Live Mail icon was the first to show
 

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OK that is the new Windows 10 Mail app :) Windows Live Mail is the white envelope and was really a bad successor to Outlook Express.
 

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Yes Windows Live Mail has been discontinued for some time however it does work & is still much better than the inbuilt mail app which imo is very basic.
 

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Yes Windows Live Mail has been discontinued for some time however it does work & is still much better than the inbuilt mail app which imo is very basic.
Thank you very much for giving me an update and sharing your thoughts. It is all clear now
 
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The old windows live mail from 2012 still works on my friends windows 7 machine, he likes pop3 mail on his machine. As soon as I can I am going to try to upgrade him to windows 10. He is 85 and may have a learning curve. I have been out of pocket this year with two knee replacements.
 

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It still works well on Windows 10 20H2.
I could give a good list of why I prefer it over Windows Mail.
 
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