Outlook is down for many users right now

Outlook and Edge on iOS
Outlook and Edge on iOS (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Outlook appears to be down right now for many users.
  • Online outage trackers show a spike of hundreds of reports beginning shortly before 1 p.m. ET.
  • We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

Outlook hit a snag today, with many users reporting an outage with Microsoft's email service. According to Down Detector, the outage began shortly before 1 p.m. ET, with hundreds of users reporting problems.

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Microsoft has yet to acknowledge an issue with Outlook. According to the company's Microsoft 365 service status page (opens in new tab), everything is still up and running. However, if Microsoft provides an update, we'll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

Update 1: Microsoft has updated its service status page to note that people may have issues accessing their Outlook accounts because of an update to network infrastructure. The company has rolled back the update and is monitoring improvements.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

3 Comments
  • Outlook has been an absolute mess. Junk mail filters have not been working since the last outage. This must be some sort of attack??
  • So I'm not the only one. I been getting spammed by paypal, amazon, and apple phishing emails for the past 2 weeks. I'm thinking about forwarding all my emails to Gmail and never going back on Outlook. Tired of Outlook junk filters not working.
  • Outlook working OK here in Chicagoland.