Update 1: More than 60 minutes and Hotmail is still inaccessible.
We’re aware of sign-in issues – we’re investigating and working to get them fixed. Check status at: status.live.com
Update 3: Back now.
Hotmail is down at the moment and is not letting its users access inbox. Though Hotmail.com is accessible, once when you try to sign-in the following error message is being displayed,
Sorry, there’s a problem with Hotmail right now. Hotmail wasn’t able to complete this request. Microsoft may contact you about any issues you report.
A quick Twitter search suggests that it is down worldwide. We have not heard anything from Microsoft’s official Twitter account @Hotmail yet. Fingers crossed.
Downrightnow.com screenshot attached.