Yes, you can download the desktop client by navigating to http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other and click the download button. Once Windows Live Mail 2011 is installed it will ask you to add an e-mail box. Below is an image of the settings that should be used. In the Username box make sure you enter your full username (ex: Perlmakl@alfredstate.edu) and your NetID password
If you are unable to log into Blackboard after your mailbox has been moved, you will need to first log into NetID and change your password, then login to Live.com before you will be able to log into Blackboard.
Users who have previously set up a Live.com account with their Alfred State e-mail address need to use an alternate e-mail address (e.g., Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) in order to maintain their Live.com account. The next time they log into Live.com it will prompt them to change their e-mail address.