Microsoft Patches Outlook.com to Fix Recent Spam Flood
Security Update : Earlier today, reports surfaced about a giant spam flood that managed to bypass Outlook and Hotmail’s spam filters, drowning users in Viagra ads and Russian bride ads.
The issue started on the night between May 31 and June 1, 2016, and has slowly escalated until it reached peak annoyance during mid-day today.
Angry users flocked to show their annoyance on Reddit and Twitter, and Microsoft started an incident response event on the company’s Office 365 Server Status page to investigate the issues.
After a few hours, the company did find something wrong and applied a quick patch to mitigate the spam problem and later during the day applied a permanent fix to address the issue for good.
Microsoft’s status page shows that everything is up t… (read more)