Hotmail, MSN, Office 365, live.com sites down (… and back up again)

By Kip Kniskern | In Featured, News | Posted September 8, 2011 144 comments

A number of Microsoft online services, including Hotmail, MSN, Office 365, and seemingly most if not all of *.live.com addresses are currently “experiencing an outage”.  MSN and Office 365 have already tweeted about it:

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/MSN/status/112008273120595968″]

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/Office365/status/112008132443648000″]

Omar Shahine, a SkyDrive Program Manager, has also just tweeted that SkyDrive, too is “currently experiencing … a service outage”, and the SkyDrive Twitter account just acknowledged the outage, too.

Some services, such as downforeveryoneorjustme.com, report that Hotmail is up, and with the massive power outage suffered in the American Southwest, it may be that it’s more of an internet routing issue than problems with Hotmail, etc., themselves.

Of course, Google’s online services suffered a short outage yesterday as they were rolling out offline services for Google Docs, so maybe we can hope that this is all about new services coming to Windows Live! (we doubt it, though).

Or of course it could be something else entirely.

Hopefully it will be resolved soon, as well as the power outages.

Update: as of 9:30 (moments after we posted, of course), Hotmail is back up again, and MSN is too, although images aren’t loading correctly yet

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
  • http://twitter.com/EpsilonFive Joshua Boruch

    And back down again. :(

  • http://twitter.com/EpsilonFive Joshua Boruch

    And back down again. :(

  • Anonymous

    Still down for us in Sri Lanka (10AM IST)

  • Anonymous

    Still down for us in Sri Lanka (10AM IST)

  • http://twitter.com/EpsilonFive Joshua Boruch

    And back down again. :(

  • sniffsniff

    Still down for us in Sri Lanka (10AM IST)

  • http://twitter.com/rigel137 Kelly

    Able to login to skydrive, but there’s an error message… (11.40 AM +7GMT)

  • http://twitter.com/rigel137 Kelly

    Able to login to skydrive, but there’s an error message… (11.40 AM +7GMT)

  • http://twitter.com/rigel137 Kelly Rigel

    Able to login to skydrive, but there’s an error message… (11.40 AM +7GMT)

  • Xwd

    Still down for N.Europe.

  • Xwd

    Still down for N.Europe.

  • Xwd

    Still down for N.Europe.

  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    Exchange Activesync never had any issues checking for & receiving Mail on my Windows Phone while the websites were down, so it must have just been a web server issue.

  • Tom Amodeo

    Here is a screen shot…

  • Tom Amodeo

    Here is a screen shot…

  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    Exchange Activesync never had any issues checking for & receiving Mail on my Windows Phone while the websites were down, so it must have just been a web server issue.

  • Tom Amodeo

    Here is a screen shot…

  • http://twitter.com/registradus Marcus

    Yeah not working for me in Australia…

  • http://twitter.com/registradus Marcus

    Yeah not working for me in Australia…

  • http://registradus.tumblr.com/ Marcus

    Yeah not working for me in Australia…

  • Jbw59

    Washington DC area is still down!

  • Jbw59

    Washington DC area is still down!

  • Ted_89

    Ottawa Canada down as well.

  • Ted_89

    Ottawa Canada down as well.

  • Ted_89

    Ottawa Canada down as well.

  • Anonymous

    Vermont still has hotmail and skydrive down.  Skydrive went down right before hotmail but luckily I emailed my report i had uploaded to skydrive before it went out.

  • Anonymous

    Vermont still has hotmail and skydrive down.  Skydrive went down right before hotmail but luckily I emailed my report i had uploaded to skydrive before it went out.

  • iowan

    not up in iowa

  • Omen1337

    Vermont still has hotmail and skydrive down.  Skydrive went down right before hotmail but luckily I emailed my report i had uploaded to skydrive before it went out.

  • iowan

    not up in iowa

  • Sara

    Still down…

  • Sara

    Still down…

  • http://twitter.com/coastaltourism Lotus Ray

    Our live business e-mail is down here in India.

  • http://twitter.com/coastaltourism Lotus Ray

    Our live business e-mail is down here in India.

  • Sara

    Still down…

  • http://twitter.com/coastaltourism Lotus Ray

    Our live business e-mail is down here in India.

  • Milakre

    Here in Puebla (Mexico) also down 21:53 ET (23:53 CT)

  • Milakre

    Here in Puebla (Mexico) also down 21:53 ET (23:53 CT)

  • Rev_co17

    still down in Canada, Ontario eh lol

  • Rev_co17

    still down in Canada, Ontario eh lol

  • Rev_co17

    still down in Canada, Ontario eh lol

  • Farmboy1x

    At 12:02 AM CDT the whole system is still down for users in the Des Moines, Iowa area.

  • Farmboy1x

    At 12:02 AM CDT the whole system is still down for users in the Des Moines, Iowa area.

  • Farmboy1x

    At 12:02 AM CDT the whole system is still down for users in the Des Moines, Iowa area.

  • Devnull

    1:04 a.m, Friday Sep 9: Arlington VA, USA – still down

  • Devnull

    1:04 a.m, Friday Sep 9: Arlington VA, USA – still down

  • Anonymous

    Down in Atlanta, GA. It seems like it is an internet explorer problem as well. A lot of sites are showing up half downloaded.

  • Anonymous

    Down in Atlanta, GA. It seems like it is an internet explorer problem as well. A lot of sites are showing up half downloaded.

  • Alienliquid

    my hotmails been down for 4 months since i was blocked for using the wrong password three times.. the same password iv used for 2 years… after jumping through hoops with windows ‘dead’ solutions  i finally went with there suggestion of opening a new account, i did….with yahoo..

  • Alienliquid

    my hotmails been down for 4 months since i was blocked for using the wrong password three times.. the same password iv used for 2 years… after jumping through hoops with windows ‘dead’ solutions  i finally went with there suggestion of opening a new account, i did….with yahoo..

  • JSYOUNG571

    Down in Atlanta, GA. It seems like it is an internet explorer problem as well. A lot of sites are showing up half downloaded.

  • Alienliquid

    my hotmails been down for 4 months since i was blocked for using the wrong password three times.. the same password iv used for 2 years… after jumping through hoops with windows ‘dead’ solutions  i finally went with there suggestion of opening a new account, i did….with yahoo..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Millar/1345023988 Steve Millar

    Not exactly a good ad for Office 365!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Millar/1345023988 Steve Millar

    Not exactly a good ad for Office 365!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Millar/1345023988 Steve Millar

    Not exactly a good ad for Office 365!

  • A.Arcaute

    Still down in Havana, Cuba

  • A.Arcaute

    Still down in Havana, Cuba

  • A.Arcaute

    Still down in Havana, Cuba

  • http://twitter.com/harrisonhoffman Harrison Hoffman

    Hey everyone,

    Speaking from a SkyDrive/Hotmail perspective, we have resolved the problem and the service is in the process of recovering around the world, which just takes a little time.  Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience!

    http://twitter.com/#!/SkyDrive/status/112027546694066176

  • http://twitter.com/harrisonhoffman Harrison Hoffman

    Hey everyone,

    Speaking from a SkyDrive/Hotmail perspective, we have resolved the problem and the service is in the process of recovering around the world, which just takes a little time.  Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience!

    http://twitter.com/#!/SkyDrive/status/112027546694066176

  • http://twitter.com/harrisonhoffman Harrison Hoffman

    Hey everyone,

    Speaking from a SkyDrive/Hotmail perspective, we have resolved the problem and the service is in the process of recovering around the world, which just takes a little time.  Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience!

    http://twitter.com/#!/SkyDrive/status/112027546694066176

  • Who Dere?

    Mobile mail is still down as of 1:15pm Eastern– Charleston, WV

  • Who Dere?

    Mobile mail is still down as of 1:15pm Eastern– Charleston, WV

  • Who Dere?

    Mobile mail is still down as of 1:15pm Eastern– Charleston, WV

  • Dymestar18

    Hotmail still won’t load on my browser. It shows an error message.
    Alberta, Canada

  • Dymestar18

    Hotmail still won’t load on my browser. It shows an error message.
    Alberta, Canada

  • Dymestar18

    Hotmail still won’t load on my browser. It shows an error message.
    Alberta, Canada

  • Deepak

    Down here in san jose CA
     

  • Deepak

    Down here in san jose CA
     

  • Deepak

    Down here in san jose CA
     

  • Judee

    s1:23am till down. ON- Canada

  • Judee

    s1:23am till down. ON- Canada

  • Judee

    s1:23am till down. ON- Canada

  • Brandon776

    get your shit together hotmail

  • Brandon776

    get your shit together hotmail

  • Brandon776

    get your shit together hotmail

  • blahblahblah

    still down, but a way to “backdoor” in to your account to see if you have anything in your inbox…which doesn’t do any good if you can’t open your mail…

  • blahblahblah

    still down, but a way to “backdoor” in to your account to see if you have anything in your inbox…which doesn’t do any good if you can’t open your mail…

  • lauren

    Down in Ft Worth Texas

  • lauren

    Down in Ft Worth Texas

  • blahblahblah

    still down, but a way to “backdoor” in to your account to see if you have anything in your inbox…which doesn’t do any good if you can’t open your mail…

  • lauren

    Down in Ft Worth Texas

  • J_J_A

    NY is down

  • J_J_A

    NY is down

  • J_J_A

    NY is down

  • smh

    HOUSTON TEXAS DOWN..and i need this email for college!!!.smh.

  • smh

    HOUSTON TEXAS DOWN..and i need this email for college!!!.smh.

  • smh

    HOUSTON TEXAS DOWN..and i need this email for college!!!.smh.

  • Joe

    Down down down baby …!

  • Dantana66

    Still down in Venezuela

  • Joe

    Down down down baby …!

  • Dantana66

    Still down in Venezuela

  • JL Miller

    Down in East Tn @ 1:37am

  • JL Miller

    Down in East Tn @ 1:37am

  • JL Miller

    Down in East Tn @ 1:37am

  • Htpttyo1

    down here in FL

  • Htpttyo1

    down here in FL

  • Htpttyo1

    down here in FL

  • Camorrisson

    still down in louisiana

  • Camorrisson

    still down in louisiana

  • Camorrisson

    still down in louisiana

  • juju

    Still down Chicago IL

  • juju

    Still down Chicago IL

  • Adrian

    still down in chicago

  • Adrian

    still down in chicago

  • Adrian

    still down in chicago

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Densic/100002265120211 Robert Densic

    Still down here in Ohio

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Densic/100002265120211 Robert Densic

    Still down here in Ohio

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Densic/100002265120211 Robert Densic

    Still down here in NW Ohio

  • Par_none

    Down here in NE Pennsylvania too

  • Par_none

    Down here in NE Pennsylvania too

  • Par_none

    Down here in NE Pennsylvania too

  • Montez

    still down in Georgia

  • Montez

    still down in Georgia

  • Dantana66

    se tiro tres!

  • Dantana66

    se tiro tres!

  • Montez

    still down in Georgia

  • Dantana66

    se tiro tres!

  • MiKE
  • MiKE
  • MiKE
  • Xyz

    hi
    try hotmail.com without www.

    Use this url http://hotmail.com

    • J_J_A

      Nope, when I use http://hotmail.com and also hotmail.com  all I get is “Domain not found mail.live.com”

  • Xyz

    hi
    try hotmail.com without www.

    Use this url http://hotmail.com

    • J_J_A

      Nope, when I use http://hotmail.com and also hotmail.com  all I get is “Domain not found mail.live.com”

  • Lauris

    In EU still not working…

  • Lauris

    In EU still not working…

  • Lauris

    In EU still not working…

  • Joe

    Up in Dallas now.

  • Joe

    Up in Dallas now.

  • Joe

    Up in Dallas now.

  • Buckeyechamps

    Yep back up and runnin here in Ohio

  • Buckeyechamps

    Yep back up and runnin here in Ohio

  • Buckeyechamps

    Yep back up and runnin here in Ohio

  • Dantana66

    Ready in Venezuela, working fine.

  • Dantana66

    Ready in Venezuela, working fine.

  • Dantana66

    Ready in Venezuela, working fine.

  • Chemical

    Works fine for me in France

  • Chemical

    Works fine for me in France

  • Chemical

    Works fine for me in France

  • SEW

    Been down now for 24 hours in Atlanta

  • SEW

    Been down now for 24 hours in Atlanta

  • SEW

    Been down now for 24 hours in Atlanta

  • J_J_A

    Nope, when I use http://hotmail.com and also hotmail.com  all I get is “Domain not found mail.live.com”