Create an email alias in Outlook.com

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  1. Outlook.com allows up to 10 aliases at a time
  2. Create an Outlook.com alias email address
  3. About Microsoft Aliases
  4. Remove alias

Outlook.com allows up to 10 aliases at a time

In Outlook.com, as in most email clients, an alias is the alias used in an email account. In Outlook.com, this can be an email address or a phone number. Use aliases to reply to people with different email addresses from the same account. For example, if you have an @outlook.com email address for work, set an alias for your personal email address. Or, if you’ve changed your name and prefer to use it with your existing account, set up an alias to store your contacts and archived email. Both addresses have the same inbox, contact list, and account settings.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

Create an Outlook.com alias email address

Microsoft allows users to have up to 10 aliases on their account at any one time, and you can use all of them to work in Outlook.com.

To set up a new email alias to use with your Outlook.com account:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft account site.

  2. Go to page Your information

  3. Select Microsoft Login Manager

  4. If you are using two-factor authentication, request and enter the required code.

  5. On the page Microsoft Login Manager select Add email address

  6. To add an email address you already have, select Add an existing email address as a Microsoft account alias † Or, to use the new address as an alias, select Create a new email address and add it as an alias

  7. Select Add alias

  8. Enter the password again if prompted for security reasons, then select Enter

  9. Added alias is listed on the page Microsoft Login Manager In chapter Account aliases

Your primary Outlook.com email address is the one you use to access your Microsoft account. By default, you can sign in to your account with any alias, although you can change this setting. For example, if you visit sites that may not be secure, use an alias for security that does not have the privileges to sign in to your account.

About Microsoft Aliases

All of your Microsoft aliases use the same inbox, contact list, password, and Outlook.com account as the primary alias, although some of these can be changed. You can disable login privileges for an alias you provide to strangers to protect your information. Other notes:

  • An existing @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com address cannot be used as an alias.

  • An alias that is already associated with another Microsoft account cannot be used.

  • The primary alias for an account can be changed at any time.

Remove alias

To remove an alias from your account:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft account site.

  2. Go to page Your information

  3. Select Microsoft Login Manager

  4. On the page Microsoft Login Manager select remove next to the nickname you want to remove from your account.

  5. In the dialog box Are you sure you want to remove this nickname from your account? select remove

  6. You may be prompted to enter a password for security reasons.

Deleting an alias does not prevent it from being used again. To completely remove the alias, you’ll have to close your Microsoft account, which means you’ll lose access to your inbox. Conditions for reusing an alias can be as follows:

  • If the alias being removed is an email address from a non-Microsoft domain (for example, @gmail.com), you can immediately add it as an alias to another Microsoft account.

  • If the alias you’re removing is an @outlook.com email address, it can be recreated as a new account or alias after a 30-day waiting period.

  • @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com email addresses cannot be re-aliased to a Microsoft account after they have been removed.

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