Making An Alias For Your Outlook.com Account Is Ridiculously Easy

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Making An Alias For Your Outlook.com Account Is Ridiculously Easy


Need to create a more (or less) professional alias to use your new Outlook email account? It’s incredibly easy.

Just point your browser here and start creating aliases from which you can send and receive email, all from the same inbox. You can also have email for that alias sent to a separate inbox. Handy for all sorts of shenanigans with friends, but also useful if (for instance) you want to keep work and personal email separate.

[via nchan]

Comments

  • This might be a stupid question, but when you change to a Outlook account does you old Hotmail address basically become an alias or will it expire and stop forwarding eventually?

    • Outlook.com is Hotmail. It seems like a simple rebranding; I’m unsure if my account got “upgraded” to Outlook from Hotmail after signing in with the Outlook.com address, but it looks a lot like the Office 2013 Preview now, made some pretty good aliases; better than my gmail account even, and the @outlook.com domain sounds nice and much cleaner than hotmail.com

      • I thought so too at first, but then I read that welcome e-mail:

        “Get a Outlook email address for your new inbox

        You can get a new email address from Outlook. You don’t have to worry about your contacts and previous emails, you’ll keep them. And, you’ll continue receiving messages sent to your Hotmail address.
        Get new ID”

          • For what it’s worth I ended up switching. Seems to have worked flawlessly, all my Xbox achievements, contacts and the like are linked to the new account and they’re forwarding e-mails properly too. Tried to sign up my previous address as an alias and they said it already was, so here’s hoping that’s permanent. 😛

      • Removing the alias from notifications list found at account.live.com/ManageAccounts did not remove the alias from the Outlook Mail page; the alias remains listed as one of the addresses from which mail can be sent. and has proven to be still functional. Maybe this will be fixed, but right now aliases, once created, appear to be a permanent part of the functionality of your account and how the respective UI in Mail appears.

  • If you create an alias in the new outlook.com and set the alias inbof to your main inbox, can that inbox be changed to it’s own inbox, in case you didn’t go with that option when you initially set up the alias account? Thanks in advance.

  • Doesn’t work for me, any ID that doesn’t say taken then gives me the error “temporary issue”

    This has been “temporarily” occurring for hours now

  • I moved my Hotmail account to Outlook.com and now I’m having problems with my Windows Phone. It seems to fix it I’ll have to hard reset the phone and lose all the information as it does not recognize the new Live account neither it allows me to change to the new account. I have found no way whatsoever to “revert” back to Hotmail.com. Does anyone know how to cancel the Outlook.com account and go back to Hotmail.com exclusively?

    • I’m still tripping over various hidden problems in Outlook.com, and have not yet brought my Windows Phone online with it, but figured that doing so would be no problem — my thought is Windows Phone need only have changed the login it has for my Microsoft account (changed from old @Hotmail.com ID to new @Outlook.com ID) and it would then sync with the new account, same as the old account.; the big plan is for my Windows device(s) to sync with what’s in the cloud, right? I’d say just do it, and see if it works.

  • Transfered my existing hotmail and alias accounts. PROBLEM. Unlike the old Hotmail you now have only one USERNAME for all accounts. Whilst you can send receive mail to an alias account your USERNAME will appear as sender for all accounts

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