And a further update
But first an important
today is the last day that you can get a free one year Office 365 subscription (you have to have a microsoft hotmail account)
Anyway it turns out that Windows Live mail using IMAP access is crap as it won't let you blind copy. It says it does but so blind that the blind recipient doesn't see them. And it's surprising how often I do blind copy (mainly to Mrs K)
So reluctantly I have gone to Office 365 using the free one year offer (see above). The 1TB cloud storage is good and you get Word, Excel etc (butI already had those) and you get full Outlook
And does Outlook import your hotmail contacts correctly?
it ges the display names hopelessly wrong
But there are fixes so if anyone is also down this path please say