Skip to main content

Microsoft Outlook outages occurring across Europe

Outlook Ios Pride
Outlook Ios Pride (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Outlook seems to be down for many people across Europe
  • Online tracking by DownDetector shows a spike in outages starting around 6 AM ET.
  • We'll update this post as more information becomes available.

Microsoft Outlook appears to be down for several people across Europe right now. Starting at approximately 6 AM ET, a spike of reported outages appeared on Down Detector. It seems that the majority of outages are in Europe. The spike has since ended, but reported outages are still above normal rates.

Down Detector relies on people reporting outages, so it can be affected by how many people are awake. At the time of the spike, it was still early in the United States, so it's difficult to gauge the scope of the outage. The spike shown below has times set in the UK, which is currently four hours ahead of EST due to daylight savings time.

Outlook Outage

Source: Down Detector (Image credit: Source: Down Detector)

The Microsoft 365 service status page (opens in new tab) does not mention any outages right now.

Outlook had an outage earlier this month on October 7, 2020. Microsoft rolled back an update that fixed that issue within a short period of the outage starting.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

  • Anytime this happens to Outlook their spam filters stop working. Now my inbox is filled with spam. Tired of this. Gmail doesn't have this issue.
  • I don't get loads of spam when this happens. Do you bet loads on a routine basis when this doesn't happen....
  • Everything that goes into junk email folder ends up in my inbox.