The Microsoft Outlook team is notifying users via email about upcoming changes that will result in the inability to access email from @outlook.com, @hotmail, @live or @msn email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010.
Although I may be completely wrong, the notification implies to me that the Outlook.com Preview is ending and the final changes outlined by the Outlook team in May (New ways to get more done in Outlook.com) will be rolling out .
Regardless, after the changes have been made and email is no longer appearing in the Outlook client, users of Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010 will need to follow the steps documented in the email from the Outlook team, copied below, in order to to resume receiving email from those accounts.
Update 12DEC2015: The links below now yield "Internal Server Error". Fortunately, fellow Microsoft MVP Noel Burgess pointed me to another MVP's website which includes the needed information. See Diane Poremsky's article, Outlook.com Migration Status.
|In the next few weeks we’ll be making some updates that will impact your @outlook.com, @hotmail, @live, or @msn email account. Those changes will prevent your email from getting delivered to the Outlook desktop application you use. When you notice that you stop receiving messages, simply follow these two steps:|
|For Outlook 2003 customers:|
|For Outlook 2007 customers:|
|For Outlook 2010 customers:|
|When the update happens, you may not be able to refer back to this email in your Outlook desktop application. We recommend bookmarking or saving the two links (remove and re-add) in steps 1 and 2 above that apply to the version of Outlook you’re using. Remember, you can always access this message by logging into your account at www.outlook.com at any time.|
|If you don’t know what version of Outlook you have, you can click here for instructions to find out.|
|Thanks for your understanding and continued use.|
The Outlook team"
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