A comprehensive guide on how to create a Microsoft account email alias for Outlook
If you are looking for a way to create a Microsoft account email alias for Outlook, you have come to the right place. A Microsoft account email alias is simply an additional email address that you can use to access your Microsoft account, and it makes use of the same contacts, account settings, and inbox as your main email address.
Using an email alias can be helpful if you wish to use a different email address for various online services or if you want to keep your personal and business emails separate. Stay with us till the end of this guide where we will walk you through the process of creating your own Microsoft account email alias for Outlook.
Set up an alias email address
You can set up additional email accounts to be used as aliases in the Outlook desktop application. It’s easy to use an existing email account that you added to Outlook as an alias, or you can make a new email alias within the application whenever you need one. Follow the instructions below to do this.
- Open the Outlook app, and choose New Email in the Home tab.
- If you have already added an alias in the past, you will see a drop-down menu next to From, once you click on it, choose one of your aliases.
- If you do not want to use the available aliases, click on Other Email Address.
- In the input field, enter the email address you want to use, then click the Send Using drop-down menu and choose the email address you want to send from.
- When you are done, click OK.
- Finally, write and send your email using your alias.
2. Set up an Outlook.com Alias email address
You can use an alias in Outlook.com to reply to emails from the same account to people who have a different email address. Create an alias for your personal email if, for instance, you have an Outlook.com email address for work. Having an alias can be useful to save your contacts and old emails if you change your name and wish to use it with your current account.
- Sign in to the Microsoft account site.
- Navigate to the Your info tab.
- Scroll down and click the Sign-in preferences link. Doing this will take you to the Manage how you sign in to Microsoft menu.
- Next, choose Add email.
- Choose the Create a new email address and add it as an alias option if you want to use a new email address as an alias. Pick Add an existing email address as a Microsoft account alias to add an account you already have.
- Once you are done, click on Add alias.
- You might need to enter your password again for security purposes.
- Finally, after doing this, your new alias will appear on the Manage how you sign in to Microsoft menu under the Account alias section.
Delete an Alias from Outlook.com
It is quite easy to remove an alias from Outlook.com. Carefully follow the steps below to successfully do this.
- Sign in to your account.
- Navigate to the Your info tab.
- Navigate to the Manage how you sign in to Microsoft menu.
- Once you are in this menu, click on the Remove option next to the alias you want to remove.
- Follow any other on-screen instructions to complete this process.
Wrapping things up
We have carefully explained how to easily set up your own Microsoft account email alias for Outlook. If you diligently followed all the outlined steps, you should be confident enough to put these steps into practice. If you encounter any challenges while doing this, send us a message in the comment section below.
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How do I find aliases in Outlook?
In Outlook, you can view your alias mail addresses in your account settings or by using the dropdown menu while creating a message. Go to ‘Manage how you sign in to Microsoft’ to make changes to your alias.
How to use an alias in Outlook
After creating your alias in Outlook, when you compose a message, you have to choose which email address you want to send from. To further aid in email organization, you can opt to have all emails sent automatically to a different folder.