Software & Apps MS Office How to Contact Outlook.com Support Outlook.com support comes in the form of forum help, not phone calls by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on March 25, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Feb 09, 2020 Jon Fisher MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email When you want to improve your Outlook.com email skills or if the app doesn't work the way you think it should get help with Outlook.com from knowledgeable users and Microsoft's Outlook.com team members on a support forum. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook on the web (OWA). Find Outlook.com Help and Support Lifewire / Derek Abella When you want information on how to use Outlook.com or need assistance with a technical issue, use these Microsoft resources: Visit the Outlook.com forum. Outlook.com does not provide access to support professionals. Instead, Outlook.com provides a public forum where Microsoft employees and experienced users offer help. Browse the forum to see if your question has been answered. If not, enter your question and wait for a response. Check the Outlook.com Service Status. Go to Microsoft's service health web page to see if Outlook.com is experiencing any problems at the current time. Problems cannot be reported here, but you can read about any ongoing issues. If Outlook.com isn't experiencing an outage or any problems, an "Everything is up and running" message displays. Find out if the Outlook.com website is down. There are several web services that will tell you if a website is working or not. Among these services are Down for Everyone or Just Me? and Is It Up? To use these services to find out if a website is up or down, just enter the website address, such as Outlook.com. Browse the Troubleshooting section of Outlook.com. There's a troubleshooting section on the Get Help With Outlook.com web page. Check it to see if your problem has been addressed. Select any topic to open another web page that contains answers and solutions to problems (along with fixes or workarounds). Don't call Outlook.com. Outlook.com doesn't offer phone support. In several places in the community forum, posts pop up saying help is available by calling a toll-free number during certain hours. This number has been reported as a scam attempt in several places on the internet.