No, it's not just you; it looks like some of Microsoft's services are down right now. That includes Outlook, Hotmail, and Bing.
After last week's uproar over Microsoft's 2012 snooping in a blogger's Hotmail account, the company says it will no longer perform its own email snooping in criminal cases. In an official blog post today, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith said that, effective immediately, when investigations occur, "we…
From January 8th, Yahoo will be enabling encryption by default for all of its webmail users. That's great news—it just happens to be four years later than the likes of GMail.
Microsoft's Outlook.com email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade—which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacenter".
Microsoft is having a some problems with its Hotmail and Outlook email services—but it's trying to solve the problem.
Yesterday, Microsoft launched its new email service, Outlook, and achieved the impossible: it's bloody brilliant. Now, early-adopters are swarming over usernames—and some have managed to snag email addresses that you'd think Microsoft should have kept to one side.
Outlook's new web client launched today, and it's pretty goddamn awesome. But many of us have invested years into Gmail and its many intricacies (or maybe Yahoo! or maybe Exchange!), which makes switching over all the more difficult. If you're a browser-based email fiend, will you switch over? If not, what will it…
The new Hotmail is here, and with it comes a whole new @outlook.com domain to colonize. That means it's time to act quickly to get firstname.lastname@example.org. Certain members of our staff with very very common names—not saying who—have scored in the Outlook landgrab. GOGOGOGOGO before it's too late! Protip: We've had…
Microsoft has just released a free Hotmail app to the Amazon Appstore, claiming to have optimized its existing Android app for the Fire. No doubt it probably works better that the Fires's native email client, which is tolerable at best. What I want to know, though, is who the hell is still using Hotmail? What is this,…
Obvious passwords such as "password," "123456" and "ilovecats" have been put on the blacklist by Microsoft for new Hotmail users, in a mammoth attempt at curbing hacking. This may be a ban that rolls onto existing users, so if anyone out there still uses Hotmail, a.) wtf are you thinking? and b.) change it before…
Governments in Bahrain, Algeria, Syria, Iran and the Sudan are all free to snoop their citizens' Hotmail accounts today, as Microsoft has inexplicably disabled HTTPS support for Hotmail users in those countries.
Maybe you've been a Gmail user from the moment the very first invites for accounts went out or maybe you're still hanging on to your old AOL email address. Either way, your email domain reveals something about you—and the folks from Hunch can explain exactly what that something is.
Alright, anyone with an ounce of sense in their bones probably gave up on Hotmail long ago. But wait! A new (free) Alias feature that lets you create temporary accounts that are managed within existing inboxes? Sounds...convenient? [CNET]
An epic Hotmail takedown is kind of like an epic takedown of a three-legged puppy. But that doesn't mean it's not highly entertaining. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for British nerd raps.
Microsoft Hotmail users have a lot to complain about as the new year kicks off in earnest: Many are reporting today that their emails have gone missing as a result of a new bug plaguing that popular email system.
Compatible with iOS4 (dropping sometime today), Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch combines IM functionality with Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Flickr support. It's a free download, and even has Hotmail support built-in too.
Hotmail, that filthy webmail service we'd secretly use for our throwaway accounts is about to turn into something we might want to use regularly. The service is getting a thorough overhaul and plenty of new features:
Ranking the highest according to a sample of 20,000 credit scores and their corresponding email addresses are BellSouth and Comcast, with Gmail trailing right behind. Reasonable enough, but what's AOL doing anywhere but at the bottom? [Mashable]