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Microsoft Outlook suffers major European outage - are you affected?

19 September, 2017, 13:36 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Outlook e-mail outage could 'last another 24 hours'

Microsoft said it was working to resolve the glitch and would issue an update on the status of its services.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Cloud Pro: "Intermittent connectivity is affecting our free email service for customers in some European countries, which we are working to resolve as soon as possible".

Microsoft also said " we are investigating an issue of users unable to send email message". Microsoft has briefly stated the cause and result of the outage and as well as the duration. Earlier this morning, users began to report failed emails on both Outlook.com and Outlook for Office 365.

The issue was eventually resolved by Monday evening and the services are now up and running normally at the time of writing.

Exchange Online is a hosted business email service provided by Microsoft as part of its Office 365 cloud services suite.

The company said that the issue was due to the company's internet traffic load-balancing system which was gobbling up server capacity despite no apparent increase in user traffic.

What's most striking about Hotmail's technical issues are the reactions of Twitter users.

Twitter users expressed their vexation with the problems, with one user declaring, "I realise now that this is my punishment for still using #hotmail since 2000", and another writing, "Yes, people do still use #hotmail in 2017".

It has been a rough few months for Microsoft Outlook and Hotmail users, as the email platforms have gone dark a few times recently.

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