How to add a new alias on

Aliases allow you to have multiple email addresses on, and here are the steps on how to do it.

Microsoft’s email service allows you to add aliases, which are basically additional email addresses that you can use as an alternative to having multiple accounts.

They can come in handy in a number of situations. For example, you can create an alias to keep your work and personal email addresses separate, you want to protect your primary address, or when you want to change your email address. In addition, you can also bring email addresses from other services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, and other services.

When you set up new aliases, they all use and share the same inbox, contact list, and account settings. Unless you change your alias settings, you can sign in to your account using any alias and the same password.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to create a new alias on your account.

How to create a new alias

  1. Open your web browser on Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.
  2. Sign-in with your account if you’re not already signed in.
  3. Click the Add email link.
  4. Microsoft account alias settings
    Microsoft account alias settings
  5. Select whether you’re creating a new alias — a new name. Or Select the second option to add an existing email address for another service as an alias.
  6. Add an alias to a Microsoft account
    Add an alias to a Microsoft account
  7. Click the Add alias button.
  8. If you’re using an existing email address, you’ll need to click the Verify link and follow the on-screen directions to confirm that you own the account and you really want to add it as an alias.
  9. Remove an alias on a Microsoft account
    Remove an alias on a Microsoft account

Once you’ve added the new alias, you can use any of them to sign in to your account. The only caveat to consider is that because aliases use the same personal information configured on your account, you can’t use a nickname or short name to protect your identity if you’re a creating an alias to share with anyone.

Also, note that after adding a new alias, you’ll also see three essential options, which allows you remove or make the newly created alias as your primary, and another option to verify the address if you’re using an email from another service.

Aliases are actually configured on your Microsoft account, which means that they also affect your Windows 10 account, and services, such as OneDrive, Xbox, Office, and Skype. For more details, read this guide on creating and managing aliases on your Microsoft account.