You were not alone if you got lots of spam emails in your account web email users got a lot of spam in their inboxes on Tuesday and earlier today, but Microsoft put in two fixes that finally ended the spam flood.

CNET reports that many users started seeing the spam emails in their inboxed around noon Pacific Time on Tuesday (3 p.m. Eastern Time) Microsoft's service portal for said later that day they were implenting two fixed to stop the flood.

One will provide short term relief preventing spam reaching your inbox. The second will be a longer term fix which should stop spam reaching our infrastructure.

The fixes seemed to work as the service portal now reports that the fixes have mitigated the impact of the spam emails. So far, Microsoft has not revealed why users were getting hit with those emails in the first place.

John Callaham