Anyone else having a Hotmail/Windows Live Hotmail service problem?
One of my Hotmail accounts has been out of service for over 14 hours (since ~8 PM HST Mon 20 Oct). I can still log into all the other "Windows Live" stuff but when I try the Hotmail link I get "Windows Live Hotmail wasn't able to complete this request because your account is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."
I've done the usual "trouble ticket" and feedback actions. At this point all I can do is wait and hope that 10+ years of e-mail hasn't been wiped out by some server crash. Sure, I have an Outlook .pst file downloaded to my hard drive, but that doesn't back up all the contacts and safe lists and other preferences. It also won't stop people from sending e-mail to that address or wondering why it's bouncing.
Any idea what could be causing the problem? Anything else I could be doing to expedite its resolution?
I remember that for the last couple months Microsoft has been threatening to "upgrade" my Hotmail to "Windows Live Hotmail". Has anyone else experienced this outage during an upgrade?
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