I apologize for the inconvenience that the recent Outlook clipper issues have caused. I believe you are confusing two separate features. Please allow me to explain...
The Outlook Clipper is currently available for all users: Basic, Plus, and Premium. It uses an integration between outlook and your Desktop Client.
The email you're referencing refers to the Evernote email address feature, which has recently been adjusted to a Plus and Premium feature. You can learn more about this separate feature here: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/23480523
You are correct, I was confused (because official message did not clarify which exactly feature is going to be disabled for basic users) and my posting requires clarification.
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED:
Outlook feature does not work for me (crashes). Email forwarding feature was a workaround for me after this started happening.
Recently EverNote sent me a message stating this workaround was going to be disabled for me, unless I pay, so I did not have any options left to add my email messages to evernote unless I pay.
I appreciate help from Evernote team helping me to keep this backup function working until outlook problem is fixed. Thanks!