Microsoft's Outlook email service is currently down across the world
Microsoft’s Outlook email service is down for users across the globe.
Thousands of Outlook users have reported issues accessing the email service, with many left confronted with an error page.
Many are finding that the Outlook home page is failing to load, meaning they cannot log in to their accounts and access their emails.
Outlook users across the UK, Europe and United States have reported problems accessing the service.
The issues with Outlook were first reported around 17:30 GMT.
Microsoft has acknowledged the issue, and says it is currently investigating.
The outage to Outlook appears to be affecting users across the world
Outlook users have taken to social media to complain
Outlook is not the only Microsoft service suffering an outage, with the company’s Xbox Live platform also currently down.
Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows problems with Outlook across the globe.
According to the latest statistics from DownDetector, some 67 per cent of those who are experiencing the Outlook outage cannot login to their email.
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Some 32 per cent have been left unable to access the website at all.
Outlook users have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration
Other users raged at the second major Outlook outage this month
Microsoft’s Service Health has confirmed that an issue is ongoing with Outlook, stating that, “We're analyzing system logs to determine the next troubleshooting steps.”
Angry customers have flooded social media to complain about the issues surrounding Outlook.
Express.co.uk has reached out to Microsoft for comment on the reported outages.
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The news it the second major outage to affect Outlook following an earlier fauly earlier this month.
The outage appears to affect Microsoft Accounts – the sign-in process used to authenticate users on services like Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Outlook, Windows App Store, and many other Microsoft apps and services.
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