Outlook.com supports multiple email aliases! Now you can add an alias (an additional email address) to your Outlook account and protect your primary email address. This additional Outlook account uses the same inbox, contact list, and other settings.
You (Primary Email Address) can use the same password to log in and send an email from both your primary email address and any aliases. This is helpful if you want to change your email address but keep your emails. You can create an alias, set it as your primary email address, and then remove the original alias.
In this post, we will learn how to create and use aliases to add email addresses to your Microsoft account – and how to remove or delete them if you wish to, later on.
Outlook Email Alias
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Create or add Outlook Email Alias
To add an alias, Sign-in to your Microsoft account and click on ‘Your Info’.
Go to ‘Manage your sign-in email address.
You can create an email alias by selecting ‘Add email alias’ and entering a new email address you want as your alias. You will get an email for every new alias you create.
You can also change Here; you can change your primary alias. As we know, our primary alias appears when we share anything from our devices that we are signed in to, such as Xbox, Surface, and Windows Phone. You can make your new alias the Primary Alias and Remove the old one. Please note that you can’t change your Primary Alias more than twice a week.
You can also add any of your existing Microsoft email addresses as your new alias in Outlook.com or Outlook.in.
You are allowed to create up to ten new aliases per year. If you want the eleventh one, you can delete and make a new one, but you can’t exceed the yearly limit of 10 aliases. Also, you cannot add your existing Microsoft account from service providers like hotmail.com, live.com, and msn.com. Nonetheless, you can use other email providers like AIM Mail, Gmail, or Yahoo.
How to use Outlook Email Alias
Go to your Microsoft email account and click on your account name in the top left corner. From the drop-down menu, select the alias you want to use to send your email.
Go To set your alias as the default send-from address, click on the Settings icon in the top right corner and select Options. Under the option, ‘Managing your accounts,’ select ‘your email accounts.’
Down to default “From” address. The alias that you want the default email to be sent from is selected and you are done.
Remove or Delete Outlook or Hotmail email alias
Visit this link to manage your account or email aliases. Log in with your Microsoft Account, and you will be able to delete or remove your Outlook, Live.com, or Hotmail.com email aliases.
Adding an alias to your primary email account makes it even more safe and more secure. To do this, head over to Outlook.com now.