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This is the first Microsoft Hotmail outage that I have seen in quite some time. Guess I'll be using my GMail account this morning.
Further, if you go to www.live.com, Microsoft's highly touted site, you also get this error message. I just went to wwww.microsoft.com and some of the images loaded very slowly. I then headed over to www.msn.com and some of the links are very very slow. DDOS attack on Microsoft? I'll report when I find out more.
Here's the text copy/pasted from my browser:
Server Too Busy
And here's a screenshot. Click for larger version.
It appears that www.live.com is back up, however, Hotmail still gives the same error message.
Update: 2/26/08 - 10:30am - another outage
Another Hotmail outage. I was in the middle of checking for an important registration email too. :(