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.

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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 24th of May 2017

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

Outlook Problems? Share your issues with Down Today readers:

  • Najampatel

    Haloo

  • Steven Stefano Candita

    hotmail now dead

  • Yvonne Moore

    Have not been able to log in since yesterday it is worse today. should have realised as been having trouble loggin in for last week. why do they not sent message through TV to their customers that they are down.

  • The Mermaids Purse Blog

    Cant even get to the log in page, won’t load.

  • England Terry

    Also Skype is blocked grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  • England Terry

    Cant log in says my account has unusual activity, tells me to log in and make a temp account to contact them, but it wont let me do that!
    Crap day!

  • Inspirevida

    I HAD this same problem… solution????/ forwarded to a different email.

  • Inspirevida

    This is nOT microsoft…. this is SCAM

  • Inspirevida

    this is NOT microsoft…. This is SCAM

  • Paul Mcskimming

    Sporadic emails here in Glasgow. Nowt for hours then everything all at once. Known problems? Been like this for over a week now! #pissedoff

  • peter

    cant log into my emails it keep saying cant log to saver

  • Patricia L. Logan

    I have had this problem for over 2 months, and it seems that neither Microsoft nor At&T (my service provider will help me in this situation. I am so over reading my emails from Yahoo (AT&T’s choosen provider for all things email access) and I hate Yahoo to pieces. I did nothing for me to stop getting a connection to my computer from AT&T. I have everything as of late, and I want to read my emails in Outlook. It is bad enough that I cannot download my gmail emails, so I had divert them to my AT&T account. Now I cannot connect to the internet to download my emails.

  • Rich

    Please help. Account saying mail box when it is not,
    , keeping having to log into anti spam, and entering a code. And then e mail gets stuck in draft which you cannot then retrieve and have to type again. Nightmare and ongoing fir a week now.

  • Melissa Bridge

    I’ve tried to log in to both my hotmail accounts and neither are letting me, one is linked to get new password to that email, tried that and couldn’t get into that, then received text messages to get code,changed it and still couldn’t log in. So now it appears I am blocked into getting into both my hotmail accounts. Have tried to request via a work one, awaiting that, but concerned as to why it wouldn’t recognise a brand new password straight away. Very frustrating!

  • AHP

    Hi – is anyone else having issued accessing their accounts today? It’s telling me that they will send an email to my other account with a verification code, but tried that a couple of times and no code has appeared yet?? Cheers!

  • Mickal Jackson

    bollockjs

  • Nikki Young

    I cannot get any new emails since tues 9tb May …. how do i get them as im waiting to hear about a job

  • Annette Winkelman

    No access to email, continuous error message password or login is incorrect. Reset password several times, recovered account twice all within the last three days. No luck. All my email is hijacked! This sucks MS. I’m switching to a more reliable service ASAP.

    Just before I posted this I tried one more time to change my password and it worked! I was able to login.

  • Bob Cee

    I’m getting a blue screen with text. Only 1 button works. The 1 tagged Premium. All others just refresh the screen. It looks “HACKED”.

  • Polly Pegg

    no email access since over two hrs, again!

  • disqus_hzbSFJbA3V

    Two days now and no email!!

  • Tony McDermott

    Just rang Microsoft “helpline” absolute joke. Put me through to “technical” helpline, auto message office closed. Rang back, same idiot, said open 24/7, ring back on Friday!!! Denied any problems with Microsoft. Total waste, anyone else with problem. All I am getting is cannot connect, taking too long etc.

  • Orange

    weird thing is turning vpn on to usa seems to work..??

  • Victoria Lewis

    Hello there, can anyone please advise….?
    Hotmail somehow moved all messages to junk. I manually put them back in my inbox.
    Now, it says my password is wrong when I use my phone after I changed it when abroad as a report said someone had used it. However the new password works on a laptop. I have lots of unsent messages and have checked the new password is correct on my phone but to no avail. Any advice appreciated, thank you.

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  • Jeremy Saunders

    3 days for me. Can’t get into Facebook either bc it uses hotmail to log in,

  • Jeremy Saunders

    And you have to pay to have them fix it.

  • Tony McDermott

    Totally fed up with this. Tried to open outlook on home computer and got the focus message. email only loaded up to 27/04 Sorry opened it up as cannot access anything using Google, Firefox Bing etc. Message is always “taking too long to connect. Luckily my kindle allows me to access most of what I need. Microsoft get you finger out and fix. Do not impose changes I do not need or want. I am rational, cognizant human being.

  • Kennetator

    Same here. Last e-mails received via Outlook Email on 28/04/2017. Windows 10 Mail app working OK, though.

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  • barry

    Change from inbox
    to any other folder such as items sent or pending. This will give you more time.

    click on the
    settings button (top right of the page its the round cog one, next to the ?),

    click on options,

    click on focussed
    inbox on the left side towards the bottom of page.

    click don’t sort
    my inbox and save.

  • Barry

    This worked for me:
    Change from inbox
    to any other folder such as items sent or pending. This will give you more time.

    click on the
    settings button (top right of the page its the round cog one, next to the ?),

    click on options,

    click on focussed
    inbox on the left side towards the bottom of page it says focussed inbox,

    click don’t sort
    my inbox and save.

  • Seasalt

    Mine was locking up in Firefox and I didn’t have enough time to get to “cog wheel” > Options > Layout > Focused Inbox > Don’t sort messages – so opened it in Chrome, which didn’t lock up, and allowed me to get to change it. Even so, the next couple of times I opened Hotmail in Firefox, it still locked up on this stupid Focused screen popup, but then stopped and resumed normal operation.

  • Julie Rossington

    haven’t been about to get mail for a week

  • Mosche Irom

    thanks for the tip. it worked

  • Jim W Gash

    open up your email. quickly click on the icon with 9 tiny square dots on the left in the blue square. when the drop down happens select mail, then open settings, click on display settings. click the “focused box”. then select “Dont sort Messages. Then select ok. That should be it. best of luck.

  • simone amselli

    My mail is in French…so I don’t know where to click…

  • Rick

    Try clicking on the Junk mail folder first – then go to settings and follow the steps given.
    Working from the Junk mail folder slows the dreaded flashing focus box so you can get the job done.

  • simone amselli

    Sophie, I have the same problem since this morning 5am and it is 3pm now in DC. . I cannot access the mail or write any mail.

  • Richard

    Hi, You should contact here >>

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    Online Care Representative for OutIook Care Live

  • Jim W Gash

    open up your email. quickly click on the icon with 9 tiny square dots on the left in the blue square. when the drop down happens select mail, then open settings, click on display settings. click the “focused box”. then select “Dont sort Messages. Then select ok. That should be it. best of luck.

  • Jim W Gash

    Sarah, open up your email. quickly click on the icon with 9 tiny square dots on the left in the blue square. when the drop down happens select mail, then open settings, click on display settings. click the “focused box”. then select “Dont sort Messages. Then select ok. That should be it. best of luck.

  • http://flattiresandslowboats.com/aboutme/ Tim

    I was able to get to the Settings > Options but you have to do it really quickly. Open the application and immediately click Settings > Options. Once in you should not be bothered by the stupid flashing blue ring that will not stop.

  • Chandra Sekhar

    The fix worked. But you have to be quick with clicking on the Settings icon and then Options. Once past these (click fast before the deadly popup appears and locks you out) follow the instructions and Save the changes. Thanks, John.

  • Sarah

    I have read other people’s issues, and mine are the same. However, I don’t have time to get into my settings page, because the inbox starts flashing again the focus box. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do?

  • Sophie Hawkins

    I must be the only one who isn’t able to get to my settings before the focussed inbox message pops up! I have a really important email to open and it’s doing my head in!!!

  • Barry

    You can get more time by quickly switching away from the inbox to a different file such as items sent or pending.

  • Huckybuck

    Exactly the same . Focussed has blocked access.

  • fran

    thank you John!!!! I have now stoped them sorting out my emails .. what on earth where they thinking…

  • Gwenda McKaig

    I’ve been having problems accessing my mail. Also a flashing “Focused” box. I did what you suggested and it fixed the problem. Thanks so very much. Very Grateful!!! . Anyone else experiencing this problem – you must do this. Terrific.

  • roger osborne

    Thank you Grahame, it works, even I, as a silver surfer did it. Brilliant.

  • Mosche Irom

    i cant do anything with my email. what do i do? there is this new stupid function? thanks whoever can help.

  • John L. Whittaker

    if anyone is having issues with outlook/hotmail go to settings > options> scroll down on the left to layout > go to focused inbox > click the “dont sort messages out” click save refresh job done

  • Suzanne Center

    What is up with the Focused folder? Cant open anything!!! My internet is fast so I dont have time to get into the settings before the FOCUSED box comes up!! OMG!!!!

  • Lorraine Tomlinson

    It worked!! Thank you :)

  • H. Waitere

    Graeme’s fix worked for me as well !!! thank you

  • Tina Jones

    Thank you, Graeme. Now we know who to come to next time! You should charge, y’know!

  • t

    what button do i hit after the button on left side of page

  • Tina Jones

    Thank you. It worked finally. I kept clicking on the settings button really quickly and clicking on options but it wasn’t giving me any options screen. I then switched the pc off at the wall after my last post here and made a cup of tea to stop me throwing it through the window. Came back, switched everything back on again and hey presto, it let me change it! So guys, there may be something in that old chestnut after all! LOL!

  • Jim

    Graeme’s fix just worked for me, too. Need to be quick to open the “settings”, but once in there is no further rush! Fantastic. So glad I found this page!!!

  • Clara Szabo

    When you get in the options menu scroll down to the category for Layout, you will find Focused Inbox there. Click on it and then click don’t sort my inbox and save. If you have to just keep reloading the page until you have time to click on the settings button.

  • Darlene Roberts

    thanks so much! that worked for me

  • Ally

    Do exactly what Graeme says to do. It works!!! THANK YOU, GRAEME!!!!!

  • Barry Simpson

    I agree

  • Tina Jones

    have tried again but no luck, when i go to settings and click on something in the menu, the menu disappears. i literally can’t do anything at all on my email account

  • Tina Jones

    I’ve clicked on settings but when i try options or refresh there’s nothing appearing in the bottom left corner to do with focused inbox. where do i go from here?

  • Mandi Quigley

    Thank you… sorted, what a life saver

  • Jasmine Zhu

    whats wrong with hotmail today!!!!/??? I will stop using this rubbish!

  • TFPOMR

    Try going back to your mailbox from calendar, then selecting the options from there. Worked for me.

  • Frustrated

    Phew! Managed to do it by some fast switching, starting with Calendar – I think I went Calendar, Inbox, Settings … but it might have been Calendar, Settings, Inbox, Settings …