Microsoft has launched Outlook.com – a completely re-imagined personal mail service. If you have already upgraded your existing Hotmail account to it – or registered at Outlook.com for a new account, you may be happy to know that you can get an additional @outlook.com email alias.
Having an email alias is very useful if you do not want to give out your main email ID to someone, 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 @outlook.com email ID alias
- To create a @outlook.com email alias, click on the Settings icon on the top-right.
- Then click on Mail > Sync email > Manage or choose a primary alias.
- Then click on Add email > Create a new email address and add it as an alias
- Outlook will now ask you 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.
- Go back to the previous page, and then you can set them as a Primary email account.
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.
TIP: Get country-specific Outlook Email IDs like @outlook.in, etc.
Remove Outlook.com 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 created your new email alias?
Can you use Outlook Email Alias to Sign in to Microsoft Services?
Yes, you can. Any number of an alias can be used to sign in to any Microsoft services such as Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive, Office, Xbox, Windows, and more. You can also choose different alias to be the primary one at any time.
Which Email ID will appear on Windows devices?
It will display the original email address or if you chose to make one of the aliases as Primary, then it will show up on Windows. It is handy if you want to hide your original email account.