How To: Add and Use Outlook.com E-Mail Aliases

Add and Use Outlook.com E-Mail Aliases

How to Add and Use Outlook.com E-Mail Aliases

Microsoft just revealed the preview of its latest incarnation of Webmail, Outlook.com. One particular Outlook.com feature worth noting, is its support of multiple e-mail aliases. They're a great way to protect your primary e-mail address. And because you can't log in to your Outlook.com account with an alias, it adds another level of security.

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How To Add an alias

To add a new alias to your primary Outlook.com account, click on the gears icon in the upper right-hand corner and select "More mail settings." Under the "Manage your account" section, select "Create a Outlook alias." Type the alias you want to add and choose among the outlook.com, hotmail.com, and live.com domains.

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Use your alias:.

To send an e-mail as your alias, click on your account name, just above the To: field, then select the alias you want to use.

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That's it. If Outlook.com follows Hotmail's alias guidelines, you'll be allowed to add five aliases per year, but no more than 15 total.check out Our take on Outlook: Top 10 features

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