Software & Apps MS Office How to Report an Outlook.com Outage or Issue If Outlook.com is down, let Microsoft know 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 September 26, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Outlook.com will not load? Is your inbox oddly empty? Messages you send do not reach their destinations in hours? When you are so unfortunate as to experience an issue with Outlook.com, you can alert the Outlook.com team to the issue — when they are not yet aware of it, of course. Microsoft Report an Outlook.com Outage or Issue After troubleshooting your Outlook.com account to make sure there is no problem on your end, you can report a problem with Outlook.com. Check the Outlook.com status for known issues. Check for fixes or workarounds for recent Outlook.com issues with Microsoft Support. Visit the Outlook.com Community Forum to see if others are reporting the same problem you are experiencing. If so, you might wish to add your experience to the discussion and look for solutions or see if Microsoft is working on a resolution. If not, you can start a new discussion. Chat with a Virtual Agent. Briefly describe your issue, and the assistant will walk you through potential fixes for it. Contact support. If nothing else resolves your issue, go to the Microsoft Support page and under Contact Us, select Open Get Help App. On the App window, type in Outlook.com and press Enter. Select Contact Us in the lower left of the window.