Outlook and Hotmail problems?

If you are running into Outlook or Hotmail problems, then you might find the service totally down today via their website, Android and iOS apps, or through other services. If Outlook.com isn’t experiencing an outage, you could be having sign-in related issues with their log-in box other than password errors.


You might know Microsoft’s free e-mail service as Windows Live, or Hotmail, and your problems could be far from simple with more complicated issues in regard to receiving or sending messages.

Whatever your issue, take a look below to see the latest status reports that would reveal if the Outlook / Hotmail email service is totally down today, or having minor problems. Those of you with problems might want to leave feedback for others.


Outlook Status insight for Wednesday 18th of October 2017

If Outlook is down today, then reports will be found below.

Outlook Problems? Share your issues with Down Today readers:

  • Outlook Support 1-800-585-2494

    Down Now – CaIl Now…………

  • LarryD

    Down again. Pretty frustrated with Microsoft as this getting to be a regular occurrence of not being able to log in. I have had to change my password several times over the last few months because of this issue and getting tired of it. Never have issues with my Google account. If this keeps up, I’m going to turf my Outlook account and say the hell with it!

  • melo

    i cant send email for 2 days now . Only loading is shown nothing else

  • Norma Loft

    The annoying thing is I can receive emails but cannot send them from my iPad and iPhone. They get plonked in the outbox. This only happened yesterday. What a pain.

  • Norma Loft

    Same here although mine started last evening. Soooo annoying.

  • Outlook Support 1-800-585-2494

    Down Now – CaIl Now….

  • carol robbie

    I am totally fed up of them too as my emails are also stuck in draft useless!

  • Paul Ross

    For the last two days cannot send emails .. They go to drafts in Multible numbers Really sick of Outlook .

  • Outlook Support 1-800-585-2494

    Down Now – CaIl Now.,

  • Edmund Vella

    I have been more than a week not receiving emails, than I find that I was hacked, when microsoft had problems begining last week. I tried everything as far as I know, also changed passwords. What can I do more ?

  • Courtney

    I am in Australia and can not access my hotmail account via outlook – what number do I call?

  • VAMH26

    The only button that works on the entire Toolbar is the ‘Not Junk’ button!

  • Lisa Hammond

    Again? WTF ??? since yesterday I can’t access my account on my computer :(

  • Lisa Hammond

    same here but I can’t even open hotmail on my computer !!

  • Outlook Support 1-800-585-2494

    Down Now – CaIl Now

  • Richard2

    Hotmail HeIpIine 1 800 585 2494 ToII CaII


  • Yvonne Insh

    not sending emails

  • plancastre

    The send verification email is rubbish as Hotmail is not working
    This is an opportunity to stop working completely with MS.
    After being used from the beginning My Hotmail email, it is like my mobile number will have to change????

  • Shirley Ann Dunmall

    My hotmail is fine on my iPhone but on my PC it isn’t sending emails – it appears as if it is – but then when you look in sent folder it isn’t there and on checking the recipient hasn’t received it. Really affecting my business output today

  • Spenc11

    as of 9.02 pm NY time it all seems to be working again, yipeeee!

  • Yumi Takenouchi Bingham

    My Email account just keeps refreshing the entire screen right after another. Impossible to click on anything, just like Laura says below. Insane and its affecting my business

  • JumpingJack

    so damn annoying hotmail. get your s*** together. How often does my gmail endlessly load? Never. It never does your stupid msft nonsense.

  • Laura Larsen

    Seriously mine too! WTF?

  • Laura Larsen

    My Email just keep refreshing the entire screen right after another. Impossible to click on anything. 10.3.17 17:38

  • Sue Braun

    Thanks for the info.

  • Sue Braun

    I am having the same reload problem with hotmail.

  • DWTF

    Inbox page keeps refreshing, unable to view any emails… 10/3/17

  • shatford

    If you have an iPhone, go to the App Store and download the Outlook app. It isn’t doing the annoying refresh thing there. But it is on every single other device I’ve tried, even Safari on my iPhone is doing it.

  • carol_gut@live.com

    Mine too! Whats up with that????

  • Sara H

    sigh thanks for giving an update, using gmail today i guess

  • Spenc11

    just called hotmail and they said that it was ‘down’ nationwide and to wait until tomorrow…. ah well….

  • Anthony

    What’s up hotmail keeps loading page

  • Robyn Fowler Delgado

    Homail won’t load. It gets half way there then fllashes and starts over…..repeatedly

  • Sara H

    page keeps loading and cant press any pages or open any mail…. need this to work please.

  • Roger Roger

    my laptop downloaded updates for windows 10 this morning … and then .. Hotmail kept saying ‘ unable to send message as you are not connected to internet ‘ ( but I am ) then prepared 293 drafts of the message and also when it did send the message ( despite saying it couldn’t ) sends multiple message – 53 being the current maximum . In addition cannot change any filters or settings … what the ll is going on ??

  • Timothy Wills

    Hotmail HeIpIine 1 800 585 2494 ToII CaII


  • William

    Hotmail HeIpIine 1 800 585 2494 ToII CaII.