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Microsoft repairs Hotmail glitch

Users locked out of Windows Live Hotmail

Microsoft has resolved a problem which locked users out of its Windows Live Hotmail Webmail service.

Windows Live Hotmail, which has about 310 million active users worldwide, became unavailable between approximately on Friday, according to a spokeswoman for Microsoft.

She declined to specify how many users were affected, saying only that the problem affected "a limited set of customers".

The problem, which erupted during maintenance work for Windows Live Hotmail, didn't lead to any loss of data for users, according to the spokeswoman.

Still, the outage led many to report the problem in online forums and blogs. Those affected couldn't log in to their accounts while the problem lasted.

Earlier this month, various Yahoo sites and services, including the main Yahoo.com portal, suffered availability problems that lasted about 90 minutes.


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