Cannot access your Outlook.Com or Hotmail.Com? You’re not alone, Microsoft just posted on the site status of Live.com that Hotmail.Com and Outlook.Com are currently down and you may not be able to see all your email message. It’s unclear as what the problem is and it appears that Microsoft already know aware of the issue and have already fixed or fixing the problem, though they said that “Fixing the problem is taking longer than we hoped.“
Knowing that Microsoft is in the process of migrating all Hotmail user to Outlook.com, I can help but thing that this is related to that migration but this problem can anything from a human error (a janitor accidentally unplugging the mail server) to a hacking incident. I guess we’ll just have to wait for Microsoft’s update as what the real issue is.
Before writing this post, I was able to check my Hotmail account, so this may just be affecting a percentage of user and not all Hotmail or Outlook.com user. If you like to keep tabs on service status, you can just go here.
Last modified: March 13, 2013