Outlook.com users experiencing problems accessing email [Update: Back up]

Update: Outlook.com appears to be up for all users, according to Down for Everyone or Just Me.

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service is currently experiencing problems, with the service's status page reporting users may have issues accessing email, logging in or checking service components on mobile devices.

The service page was updated about 20 minutes prior to this article being published reporting the errors. The page his since been updated within the past five minutes to say the service is "running normally," though some users are still experiencing problems accessing email.

Some users on Twitter who contacted Neowin said the problem has lasted more than two hours, though other users are experiencing no issues. One U.S. and two European members of Neowin's staff are having no issues accessing Outlook.com, though a U.S. member remains unable to access any Outlook.com features.

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Flamebait article?

Just because 20 minutes ago it says that is down and now it says it is back up isnt newsworthy.

neohelp said,
Flamebait article?

Just because 20 minutes ago it says that is down and now it says it is back up isnt newsworthy.


It's not flamebait in any way -- it's informative for those having issues. Furthermore, you misread. The status page was updated 20 minutes before the article was posted to say everything may be down for some users; it was updated five minutes before the article was published to say everything was fine, though users were still experiencing issues. It was down for two hours for some people.

There wasn't anything attempting to cause commotion, merely to inform, as we routinely do when there are service disruptions or outages. The article mentioned some users were having difficulties still while others weren't.