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Creating aliases in Outlook.com

There are life moments that call for an email address update. Maybe you’re hunting for a new job, and need a more professional email address. Perhaps you’re getting married, and want your address to reflect your new name. Or you’re attending an industry event or signing up for a new email newsletter, and you don’t want to distribute your personal email address.

With Outlook.com, you can create new email addresses—or aliases—in addition to your existing address, and manage them all from one inbox. Outlook.com aliases also share the same contact list, calendar, and account settings as your primary email address.

You can sign in to your account with any alias—they all use the same password—and you can choose which alias you want to send an email from.

See how to create an alias in the following video:

−James Shields, Product Marketing Manager, Outlook.com 

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3 comments
  1. “Eric Doerr, on June 17, 2013: We’ve also heard from some of you that you’d like to just “move an alias” – move the email address and email from one account to another. We’ve heard you loud and clear. Stay tuned for more about this in the future.”

    One year and still waiting!

  2. Hi, I like to see an option for custom display names, for both the main email address and alias please. I have requested this to Microsoft the official way, several times.

  3. All the features in the world won’t make up for the lack of access to an email account on Outlook.com. This is Day 10 without email access. It still says “Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Outlook.com right now.”

    After waiting 24 hours since answering the Escalation Team’s last question (which was a repeat question), Escalations responded with “Thanks for the update. We are researching your case further and will get back to you soon.” In other words, “we’ve done nothing so don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

    It’s now been another 18 hours since their message yesterday… no sense of urgency on their part. I’m surprised Outlook.com is still in business with this level of poor service on paid, Ad-Free accounts.

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