Apparently, there are still are people who use Hotmail (or, as it’s called now: Outlook). The BBC reports that Hotmail/Outlook has had serious technical issues today. Better said, the system has been down for hours. And hours. And hours.
Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that sent emails remain in the drafts folder and are not being delivered to recipients. On its website, Microsoft says the service dropped “unexpectedly” and it is working on a fix.
What’s most striking about Hotmail’s technical issues are the reactions of Twitter users. The overwhelming sentiment is: “Wait, people are still using Hotmail?”
If you use #hotmail, I’m sorry, it’s your own fault
— Ethan (@ethanluke187) September 18, 2017
Maybe they don’t.
I haven’t used #hotmail since 1865.
— WisdomTitbits (@wisdom_calls) September 18, 2017
I couldn’t resist:
— Mike van der Galien (@MichaelvdGalien) September 18, 2017
People still use this in 2017? #hotmail
— HK (@hkhan49__) September 18, 2017
I didn’t realise #hotmail still existed until today Please don’t tell me I’ve been missing out on MSN as well
— Gina L H (@Pure_OCD_Blog) September 18, 2017
Even Hotmail users are making fun of themselves and the email client:
Spent ages trying to get my email to work before discovering #hotmail was down. This serves me right for having the same account since 1996.
— Tammy Lovell (@tammywriter) September 18, 2017
Some saying #Hotmail been down all day? Not for me it ain’t. I’ve still been offered penis enlargement, Ukrainian women and funeral plans
— Dave Hardy (@RealDavidHardy) September 18, 2017
— May May™ (@Sugarie11) September 18, 2017
I cannot believe #hotmail is down, no mails for viagra, penis enlargement, hot sex, lonely Russians, free lottery & roulette spins..Bastards
— Fun Finder Ltd (@FunFinderUK) September 18, 2017
— Rachel Romain (@RERomain) September 18, 2017
— Zoe Armstrong (@MsZoeArmstrong) September 18, 2017
And then there’s some golden advice for all those misguided folks still using Hotmail:
— Jessica Kirby (@je5kby) September 18, 2017