Microsoft Outlook ‘DOWN’ – app not working for thousands

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PEOPLE across the world have been left unable to access their emails after a Microsoft outage.

Reports of issues affecting Outlook surged on Tuesday, as well as the company’s Office 365 platform which millions of workers use.

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Outlook downCredit: Alamy

According to the Down Detector site, problems spiked just before midday UK time.

It’s not clear what has caused the outage.

Though thankfully the downtime doesn’t appear to be widespread either.

“Nearly throwing my laptop out the window before realising that Outlook emails are down,” one frustrated worker said.

Microsoft’s own service status page admits there are problems for some users who “may be unable to access their mailboxes via any connection method”.

The tech giant warned people that they could be hit with delays sending, receiving or accessing email messages.

“Impact is specific to some users located in Europe,” Microsoft added.

The official Twitter account for Microsoft 365 – aka Office 365 – revealed a similar situation.

“We’ve determined multiple Microsoft 365 services are experiencing delays, connection and search issues and are investigating the cause of this,” the firm said.

It all comes just as many popular sites and apps suffered an outage on the same day.

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VPN provider NordVPN and takeaway delivery favourite Just Eat were among the big names struck, after a major service provider went down.

Cloudflare – the backbone of many sites – admitted it was the source of the issue, having suffered a “critical” incident.

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