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Trouble connecting to Outlook.com? You're not alone.

A number of users have reported issues with Outlook today, and Microsoft's own Office 365 service status (opens in new tab) page shows that the company is aware of the issue and working on a fix.

From Microsoft:

We've identified that a subset of infrastructure was unable to process requests as expected, which caused general service availability to drop unexpectedly. We've redirected requests to alternate infrastructure to restore service, and we're monitoring the environment while connectivity recovers. Additionally, we're investigating an issue in which users are unable to send email messages.

The problem appears to have started in the early hours of the morning, but service should be restored soon. If you've been hit with connection problems, Microsoft says you should be able to find sent emails in your Drafts folder.

Thanks to amnesia for the tip!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • Thanks for highlightning this issue i thought i was alone and broken
  • I haven't received anything since 11:53 This morning. Superb considering I'm waiting on info for a job interview. Just my luck lol.
  • It has affected the North of the Netherlands between 18-9 19:00 and 19-9 08:00. sending and receiving emails did not work for hotmail or outlook accounts, as did not windows store updates.
  •  If  you find any problem outlook provides you quick solution.
  • I have attempted to include account utilizing pop3, 995 for approaching server. 465 for active server. I chose ssl for scrambled association and still it won't include account. I have additionally taken a stab at including an old msn account without progress. Window blog update