Microsoft’s Outlook.com 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 Outlook.com account using any alias and the same password.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to create a new alias on your Outlook.com account.
How to create a new Outlook.com alias
- Open your web browser on Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.
- Sign-in with your account if you’re not already signed in.
- Click the Add email link.
- Select whether you’re creating a new alias — a new Outlook.com name. Or Select the second option to add an existing email address for another service as an Outlook.com alias.
- Click the Add alias button.
- 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.
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.