Hotmail Out of Service?

Well well well.

This is an interesting new error:

If you do a search for “Hotmail” on my blog here you’ll find some other interesting errors in trying to access your hotmail account from time to time.

It appears that as of July 7, 2008 at 1800 CST (-6 GMT) this error prevails. I do not even get challenged for username and password.

Odd huh? Not even part of the Windows Live Network® ; here I thought it Hotmail was an integral part.