Windows Live Hotmail has biggest outage in over 10 years

In terms of email uptime, I’ve had a great experience with Hotmail over the years. I’ve used the service for around 10 years now and struggle to remember more...

In terms of email uptime, I’ve had a great experience with Hotmail over the years. I’ve used the service for around 10 years now and struggle to remember more than 1 or 2 other outages.

Today’s was the worst by far, with users experiencing outages spanning multiple hours, in my case around 5 hours. Even scarier was the fact the message displayed indicated my mailbox no longer existed.

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A quick trip to http://search.twitter.com let me know there was an outage.

Windows Live Hotmail Down Outage

My email is now back online with nothing lost.. what about yours ?

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