[German]Microsoft's e-mail service outlook.com is today (February 7, 2023) since about 5:00 am German time probably disrupted worldwide. There are currently indications that the disruption is receding. But the status pages of Microsoft 365 or Outlook 365 continue to report a problem with this service. Users who rely on this cloud function can neither log in nor send or receive mails. Here's a quick overview of what's going on.
I took a look at downdetector.com, after seeing the report from my colleagues at Bleeping Computer. Here are the status at downdetector.com:
A disturbance is displayed at 5:00 UTC, but it is now already subsiding. On the German page allestoerungen.de this display can be found. The outage is worldwide, I have also a similar picture here in Europ/Germany. On reddit.com there ist this user post, reporting issues with outlook.com a couple of hours ago:
Help! Everything is gone!
I opened my outlook app to check my mail like always but everything is gone! I don't mean some emails have disappeared, I mean literally EVERYTHING is gone. Inbox, deleted, junk, everything!!!!
Please, any advice????
On Twitter, Microsoft 365 Status (@MSFT365Status) has confirmed the issue with outlook.com. Microsoft is investigating access and service issues for Outlook. More information is provided in the Admin Center at EX512238.
If you follow the tweets, Microsoft has already initiated the first measures to fix the problem. However, the status page for Microsoft services still shows problems with outlook.com. There it says currently:
Title: Unable to send, receive, or search email through Outlook.com
User impact: Users may be unable to send, receive, or search email within Outlook.com.
More info: Outlook.com functionality such as Calendar APIs consumed by other services such as Microsoft Teams are also affected.
Current status: We're applying targeted mitigations to a subset of affected infrastructure and validating that it has mitigated impact. We're also making traffic optimization efforts to alleviate user impact and expedite recovery.
Start time: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 4:04 AM UTC
Next update by: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM UTC
In addition to sending mail, additional functions such as the calendar API are also affected. Microsoft Teams users are also experiencing this disruption, if I'm interpreting the status message correctly. Are any of you affected?
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from BleepingComputer a few days ago – Outlook.com hit by outages as hacktivists claim DDoS attacks