Aliases are a great way to use different email addresses with the same inbox. Outlook can even automatically file email sent to each alias in separate folders.
An alias is an email address that is added to your account. You can add up to five aliases per year to your account up to a maximum of 15, and you can send and receive email from all of these aliases.
There are a few limitations that you should be aware of:
There is a limit of five aliases per account, per year.
You can send email from an alias in the Outlook.com web interface. However, you won’t be able to send email from an alias from your phone or other client. Instead, email you send from your phone or other client will still be sent from the primary address of your account. This is a limitation we’re working hard to remove, so stay tuned.
You cannot sign in to your account with the alias. You should continue to use your primary account name to sign in
Here’s how to add an alias to your account:
1. Sign-in to outlook at http://outlook.com using your Hotmail account. Now, click on the Options “cog” in the upper right corner of the window, and click on “More mail settings.”
2. Click on “Create an Outlook alias.” It’s the next-to-last option in the first column, under the heading “Managing your account.”
3. You’ll be taken to the Create alias page, where you’ll notice that “@outlook.com” is already selected for you. Enter the email name that you want to create in the box labeled “Email address” and click “Create an alias.”
4. You may not get the first name you try, since it might already be taken by someone else. Don’t worry – just try another name (and try to pick a name that is more likely to be unique).
After you’ve successfully chosen an address, you’ll be taken back to your Inbox, and you’ll see a confirmation that lets you choose where email sent to the new address goes: into a new folder, or an existing folder, which by default is your Inbox. Choose which option works best for you, and click “Done.”
By the way, if you chose to send email to a new folder, you can always change your mind. Outlook created a rule for you automatically, and you can easily edit or delete the rule by right-clicking “Folders” in the left column of your Inbox, and selecting “Manage rules.”