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Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages

Attention anyone using Microsoft Outlook to encrypt emails. Researchers at security outfit SEC Consult have found a bug in Redmond's software that causes encrypted messages to be sent out with their unencrypted versions attached. You read that right: if you can intercept a network connection transferring an encrypted email, …
Iain Thomson, 11 Oct 2017

Before you head into Office 365, pull on this cosy Cloud Archive

Email archiver Mimecast has promised a subscription drug to cut through GDPR pain. The idea with Cloud Archive is to provide a secure and reliable stash for email data that acts as a safe and secure central resource supporting GDPR requirements, e-discovery, compliance, end-user access, recovery and search. Mimecast says …
Chris Mellor, 10 Oct 2017

Outlook.com looking more like an outage outbreak for Europe

Microsoft's email services got hit with not one but two bugs today: in addition to an earlier blip with Exchange Online, Microsoft confirmed it is now probing "issues" with "some" Outlook.com users in Europe. According to downdetector.com, more than a thousand users have reported problems such as trouble receiving messages and …
Andrew Silver, 18 Sep 2017
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Three Microsoft Outlook patches unpatched, users left to DIY

Microsoft has withdrawn at least three of the patches released at the end of June and early July, but left it to users to find out for themselves. The three patches – KB 4011042, KB 3191849 and KB 3213654 – fixed the same file-handling bugs in Outlook's 2010, 2013 and 2016 editions. Attachments containing “...” (ellipsis) or …

What a To-Do! Microsoft snuffs out Wunderlist

If a week is a long time in politics, it must be an eternity at Redmond, where the strategy team is seemingly obliged to create a new one every few minutes. Here's another for you. On Wednesday Microsoft launched a new To-Do app, called er, "To-Do". If that sounds a curious move, it's because it is. Very. Microsoft also said …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Apr 2017
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Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

Updated Microsoft cloud services have dived offline, taking down Outlook, Hotmail, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live. The problems appear to have started on Tuesday morning Pacific Time, although systems could have started to wobble earlier: basically, people were and still are unable to log into their Microsoft-hosted services. Outlook …
Iain Thomson, 21 Mar 2017

Outlook.com is still not functioning properly for some Microsoft punters

Microsoft is still working to resolve "difficulties" faced by its Outlook customers, despite months of complaints about the disappearance of sent emails and 550 Errors. A growing number of complaints threads have been posted to Microsoft's questions page regarding Outlook after recent upgrades to the service. They both precede …
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Microsoft still working to fix Outlook sync issues

Outlook users are still struggling to get their email clients to synchronise with Microsoft's servers. The outage, which may now be in its sixth day, has left users confused and annoyed, as they have themselves complained on sites such as Down Detector and Down Today. A Microsoft spokesperson told The Register: "Some …

Outlook outage outrage

An unknown issue affecting Microsoft's free email service Outlook has left users' email clients borked. The apparent outage is being widely complained about on sites such as Down Detector and Down Today, where many users have claimed they have been unable to access their accounts through email clients for as long as three days …

Outlook-on-Android alternative 'Nine' leaked Exchange Server creds

Staff logging into Exchange Server through a popular app could have placed their enterprise credentials at risk through a since-closed vulnerability. The Nine app which has clocked up to a million downloads on the Google Play store would shout Microsoft Outlook login credentials over insecure connections thanks to a bug that …
Darren Pauli, 17 Oct 2016

Never explain, never apologize: Microsoft silent on Outlook.com email server grief

A tweak to Microsoft's Outlook.com cloud service has blocked a good number of people from accessing their messages. Specifically, the baffling and unannounced change affects Outlook.com users with connected accounts: these are email accounts hosted on third-party servers (such as a company's private server or an ISP's mail …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Oct 2016

Microsoft Outlook.com redecoration delay rumors: THE TRUTH

Microsoft says its renovation work on the Outlook.com cloud email service is virtually complete although a few folks are still waiting to see the changes. Its rollout will not be delayed until 2017 as had been feared, however. This comes after word and reports spread of an error message claiming the updated service was not …
Shaun Nichols, 30 Aug 2016
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Das ist empörend: Microsoft slams umlaut for email depth charge

A bug in Outlook 2016 is making it harder for German users to get their email. If users include the two-dot umlaut in their email password, the system won't authenticate them and their IMAP account will refuse access. Microsoft has warned that the issue could result if any Unicode character is used, but it cites three …
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Aug 2016

Microsoft mops up after Outlook.com drowns in tsunami of penis pills, Russian brides etc

Microsoft's Outlook and Hotmail spam filters went off piste on Wednesday, dumping an avalanche of unwanted bumf in inboxes. The snafu was resolved by early afternoon, here in Western Europe. "Some users may be receiving excessive spam mail," read a warning that briefly popped up on Microsoft's Outlook.com service status page …
John Leyden, 1 Jun 2016
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Amazon: Hey pal, since you're shifting all your IT over to AWS, why not that email server, too?

AWS has flipped the switch on its WorkMail calendar and email service to bring it into general availability. Customers will now be able to sign up for WorkMail at a rate of $4 per user monthly. Each user receives 50GB of storage on the hosted service. AWS said the service is currently running out of the US West (Oregon), US …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Jan 2016
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Microsoft quietly slips out patched patch for Outlook – in camouflage

If you held back on installing November's Patch Tuesday updates last week after Microsoft fumbled an Outlook patch, it's apparently safe to go back in the water. Many IT managers and normal folks held off on last week's patching cycle after one Microsoft fix – KB 3097877 – broke several versions of Outlook. The error came in …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2015
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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

The El Reg inbox has been flooded with reports of a serious cock-up by Microsoft's patching squad, with one of Tuesday's fixes causing killer problems for Outlook. "We are looking into reports from some customers who are experiencing difficulties with Outlook after installing Windows KB 3097877. An immediate review is under …
Iain Thomson, 11 Nov 2015

Potent OWA backdoor scores 11,000 corporate creds from single biz

Security researchers Yonatan Striem-Amit and Yoav Orot say attackers have cooked a dangerous backdoor capable of hosing organisations using Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA). The pair from Boston outfit Cybereason detected the attack in a malicious .dll file that siphoned decrypted HTTPS server requests. Chief technology …
Darren Pauli, 6 Oct 2015

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