MICROSOFT HAS FIXED a problem with its Outlook and Hotmail spam filters that has saw users inundated with dinkle enhancement and Nigerian lottery scam emails.
Microsoft first confirmed the problem on Tuesday evening, albeit vaguely, on its Service Status page with the message: "Some users may be receiving excessive spam mail."
The problem affected Outlook and Hotmail users across the globe, according to reports.
The firm has now sorted out the issue, and said that it's successfully put two fixes in place to stem the spam flow.
"One will provide short-term relief preventing spam reaching your inbox. The second will be a longer term fix which should stop spam reaching our infrastructure," Microsoft said.
The flood of spam did not go down well with Microsoft's email customers, and the problem appears to be persisting for some.
@Outlook What is happening? My hotmail is drowning in SPAM. The inbox I mean.
— American Finesse (@AmericanFinesse) June 1, 2016
Another Outlook user wrote on Reddit: "Just came here to ask a question about this! I use this email for work and got 18 emails last night and all but two of them were junk. Hope it gets fixed soon."
Others saw the funny side: "Look at all of these great deals I've been missing out on for years!!! Now if you chaps will excuse me, I'm off to become an erect millionaire getting a great deal on my car insurance with my new Russian bride at the casino with my free bets."
Microsoft has yet to confirm the cause of the problems, but the company is currently in the middle of migrating all its email servers to the Office 365 cloud, which may be one possible cause. µ
'Some of us like the misery'
That'll surely affect its credit score