How to create a new email alias

Microsoft has just launched – a completely re-imagined personal mail service. If you have already upgraded your existing Hotmail account to it – or registered at for a new account, you may be happy to know that you can get an additional email alias.

Having an email alias is very useful, if you do not want to give out your main email ID to some one, and do not want to create a new one – but instead manage the account from your existing account. This way, you can use different email IDs for different things easily.

Create an email ID alias

To create a email alias, click on the Settings icon and select More mail settings.

Next, click on Create an Outlook alias.

Select the new mail address you want and click on Create an alias.

Outlook will now ask ou if you’d like the mail addressed to this ID to go to a new folder or the existing Inbox. You can also rename the new folder. Make your choice and click on Done. Your new folder will be created.

To send email messages from this alias, click on your address, above the To line in the message, and select your alias from the list. If you set up a separate inbox folder for your alias, messages sent to that alias will go there. Otherwise, messages sent to your alias will go to your regular inbox. You can’t sign in to your account with your alias; you’ll need to sign in with your regular address.

Remove email address

If you wish to remove the Outlook mail ID, go here and click on Remove.

Confirm your decision by clicking Remove.

That’s it! If you need more answers, check out the FAQ.

Anyone here upgraded to yet? Created your new email alias?

PS: If you renamed your Hotmail account, and want to rename it back to the original name, see this.

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  1. Luis Matoso

    i like . it’s refreshing

  2. Arun Kumar

    the aliases won’t work with Outlook desktop client. You can receive the messages sent to aliases associated with hotmail account to the Outlook desktop but for sending using the alias, you have to go to the web interface.

  3. Mark Ketchum

    the fact that you use the language you do on comment boards shows that you need parental guidance still.

  4. Michael Davidson

    Still no ability to add an alias using your own domain however. This is a serious oversight that makes using as our domain email servers impossible.

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