04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hotmail Problems Resolved: Messenger, Hotmail Down Briefly Earlier Today

If you experienced Hotmail problems today, you were far from alone.

Users saw Hotmail down for an extended period of time. Windows Live Messenger also experienced problems for about an hour.

But Microsoft moved quickly on the problems and restored the services.

Microsoft released the following statement about the incident:

"This morning, around 9:30am PST, the Windows Live ID sign-in service experienced a partial outage that caused some customers to not be able to sign into services using Windows Live ID for approximately one hour ... The service is now restored to normal. Microsoft apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused customers."

If you are still experiencing Hotmail issues, see Microsoft's support page here.