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Microsoft turning off Hotmail support for Outlook Express

windows_live_mailMicrosoft has announced that on June 30th they will be switching off Hotmail support for Outlook Express because of the outdated protocol that is used for the connection called DAV.

Users that count on being able to do this won’t be completely out in the cold–they’ll just need to download and use Windows Live Mail instead.

In addition to supporting the DeltaSynch protocol (the new one used by Hotmail) it also supports POP3 and IMAP so you can use it to connect to other email account just as you can with Outlook Express.

According to Microsoft the reason for the protocol switch is because DeltaSynch does a better job with larger email inboxes because of its ability to grab just new message headers, unlike DAV which grabs them all.

For more info about Windows Live Mail and to download it check out the product page here.

[Via Download Squad]


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