If you rely on Outlook.com for your email, calendar and contact management needs, you may have been affected by email syncing issues over the last few days. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem last Thursday, November 17, explaining on the Office 365 portal that “Users may be unable to access or synchronize their Outlook.com accounts while using applications or mobile devices.”
Today, the company has posted a new update to announce that a fix has now been deployed, though be aware that you may have to wait a little bit for everything to go back to normal (via ZDNet):
We’ve completed the fix and are deploying it throughout the affected environment. While the fix is being deployed, some users may begin to access and synchronize their Outlook.com accounts while using applications or mobile devices.
If you’re still having trouble to log in to your Outlook.com account through desktop or mobile clients as of now, the company added that you can access the service via a web browser in the meantime.
In other Outlook.com related news, Microsoft also released an update to the Outlook iOS app which fixes a critical bug on iOS 10 devices. The changelog noted:
Some iOS 10 users were experiencing issues with the app where it would randomly reset their devices to a black screen with a white spinner. This has now been fixed and your app should now work appropriately.
Have you been affected by these Outlook.com syncing issues over the last few days? If so, let us know in the comments if you’re still having trouble logging in since Microsoft deployed a fix earlier today.
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