Microsoft Outlook problems

Are you having Microsoft Outlook problems? People still call it Hotmail, even though it was renamed Outlook. Guess old names stick, it as first called MSN Hotmail, then it was changed to Windows Live Hotmail and now everyone knows it as With over 430 million users in over 100 languages users are highly impacted when their email service goes down, or encounters problems.

Some of the main problems with Microsoft Outlook could be to do with the website itself, server outage is the main worry. Other concerning problems could be to do with the Outlook login, emails not being sent or received, task manager issues can also arise.

Recent problems has seen customers not being able to access emails via their mobile device for unknown reasons, but no matter what the issue or what platform you are using, if you are having Microsoft Outlook problems please do post them below.

Microsoft Outlook status reports for Thursday 6th of May 2021

To find out if Microsoft Outlook is down right now, see reports below.

Problems with Microsoft Outlook? Share issues with Is Down Right Now readers:

  • Garry Thomas

    Outlook mail.

  • disqus_0Vk5o551QK

    web page stating this.

    Description: An application error occurred on the
    server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent
    the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for
    security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on
    the local server machine.

    Details: To enable the details of this specific error
    message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a
    tag within a “web.config” configuration file
    located in the root directory of the current web application. This
    tag should then have its “mode” attribute set to

  • Michelle

    Receiving emails, but wont let me send any?
    Anyone having this issue?

  • Irwin

    I have contacted support via my app and for some reason they are saying they have no issues. Nothing has been reported on the official Twitter account either yet my outlook and thousands of others are left with no email account for now.

  • Louise

    I am in Somerset and not getting any emails, so I tried to send one and still nothing, servers must be down.

  • Craig

    Microsoft Outlook is down for majority of users, I have looked into it and its global.

  • Margo

    I keep getting MSSPError=-2146232060- what the hell does this even mean!!!!

  • Igor

    I have been trying to login for an hour now but Outlook keeps asking me for my password.

  • Craig

    Outlook Mail is not working for me in Australia let alone the UK. MSN have confirmed to me its a worldwide issue but did not say what the reason for downtime was.

  • Adrianna

    This is not the best time for Outlook to be down, not happy at all seeing as I am waiting on a very important email.

  • Tommy

    Outlook is down all over the world not just here in the UK.

  • tokerman

    I can login via there website, but not on the outlook app for android, the app is up-to-date. It’s been like this all week.

  • gibbo

    I can’t sign in to my email from iphone app or laptop. The server can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later. MSSPError=-805308370 That’s the error message I’m getting

  • buttnuggitz

    Blank login page using chrome-based SRWare Iron browser.No problem with login page using Opera browser ??!?

  • Arshad Qureshi

    cannot reach inbox it says we are updating our terms will be back shortly its been 3 hours now???? any suggestions………

  • Patricia Shaw

    Cannot sign in and also it has been a dreadful service since it became Outlook. Lost a lot of data which I saved and whole chunks of emails lost. Terrible service you would think that they would get it right bearing in mind their experience.

  • ken Paulding

    IT is happening to me ,i send a e mail from my partner to myself and do not receive and i think i am not getting other emails.

  • Max

    Outlook 365 sign in is not working for me, how about anyone else.

  • Arlene

    Hotmail is down in Wales. I can get Gmail but not Outlook..

  • Lee

    Is Outlook down for anyone today because it is for me?

  • Jane

    This is now day 2 without being able to log on to my Outlook account. I just keep getting on my Android device unable to connect to server. Its not available.

  • Terri

    I have so much spam coming in at the moment its a nightmare, i cannot even delete them from the system. They are also showing attachments that i will not open.

  • Maggy

    Cannot access outlook at all today, not happy to say the least.

  • Sue

    I have been trying to log in late last night, been up all night as i have work in there i need and its important. Time for an alternative I think.

  • Craig

    The Hotmail login page is not working not matter how many times i try.

  • Isabelle

    My Outlook is still down and has been since last night – London

  • Peter

    SO FRUSTRATING, keeps saying my Outlook login password is wrong when i know it is NOT.

  • Jerry

    I cannot log in to my outlook account. Keeps saying i do not have an account where it does not exist.

  • Mark

    I need to check a couple of very important emails and for crying out loud the service goes down.

  • Myra

    I have tried connecting via PC, iPhone and iPad and nothing. I thought this was an oversees problem but seems like its everywhere.

  • Belinda

    Outlook not working, Hotmail is just not updating with emails. Is anyone else having this issue?

  • Henry

    No emails for over 2 hours is ridiculous to say the least. I am so angry as i need to reply to an email a company sent me. I know they have sent because I got a notification to say so on my phone.

  • Geoff

    Ms Outlook send and receive is down for me- from earlier today to now (19:18 Hrs GMT-Internet line ok.

  • James

    Hotmail is down for me and has been so for like 14 hours now. It works on my phone just not desktop.

  • Lori Takano

    Outlook & Hotmail has been having trouble all day today. From what I’ve been able to find out — Microsoft is having technical issues. Won’t be the first time and it won’t be the last. Technology is like a Trojan horse, once you let it in… it can bite you when you least expect it. Time to get out the papers, envelopes and my FOREVER stamps.

  • Kip

    Is anyone getting error codes when they try to login to Outlook?

  • Belinda


  • Dan

    Hotmail is not getting any emails, what is going on now?

  • Hilary

    I am getting emails but unable to open them up.

  • Simon

    Hotmail has seriously got to sort this issue out, cannot get any emails at all.

  • Days

    I am not getting any emails, nor can i send them. Is Outlook having problems today? Please do reply if you are having issue, much love.

  • Imir

    Keep getting a message saying, “We can’t connect to Outlook at the moment.” it then says try again later.

  • Ricke

    My outlook is having issues in Lambeth, UK. anyone else?

  • Rouse

    I can send and receive outlook emails on my phone, but cannot through my laptop.

  • Ashford

    I am receiving my Outlook emails but unable to reply to them.

  • Robb

    My emails are being sent as well as being received on Outlook.

  • Travis

    For some reason Outlook login is being a right little devil. one minute it works and the next minute it doesn’t. If I was sat in front of my desktop all day long I could stay logged in, but I am not and have to log out. But then it takes forever trying to login it is wasting my daily planned time.

  • Anne

    No emails are showing up on my Samsung Galaxy S5, is this a problem my end or Microsoft’s end?