How to Create and Use Microsoft Account Email Alias for Outlook

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Are you trying to create and use a Microsoft account email alias for Outlook? This guide shows you how to do so on different Outlook platforms, including Outlook web, Office 365, and the stand-alone Outlook Windows app.

An email alias is a secondary email address that forwards emails to a primary address. People employ email aliases for many reasons, including privacy protection, management, and administration.

Once you send an email using an alias, the sender’s email becomes your alias address; however, the receiver will see the primary email as the reply-to address.

Email Alias in Outlook.com

1. Creating an Amail Alias in Outlook.com

Outlook.com is the Outlook web service, and the process for creating an alias is slightly different, as shown below.

1. Log on to Outloook.com on your web browser.

2. Click the Settings icon on the top right.

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3. Click the Sync email menu, then click ‘Manage or choose a primary alias’.

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4. Follow the onscreen instructions to verify your identity.

5. Click Add email.

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6. Select ‘Create a new email address and add it as an alias’ if you want to use a new email as alias. Alternatively, if you have an existing email you prefer to use, select ‘ Add an existing email as a Microsoft account alias’. Finally, click the Add alias button.

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2. Selecting a Default Email Alias in Outlook.com

1. Log on to Outloook.com on your web browser.

2. Click the Settings icon on the top right.

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3. Click the Sync email menu, under the ‘Set default from address’ option, use the dropdown list to select a default, then click the Save button.

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Email Alias in Microsoft 365 Outlook

1. Create Email Alias in Office 365

1. Log into the Office 365 admin center.

2. On the left pane, click on User then Active Users.

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3. Click a user, click the Account tab, and under Aliases, click ‘Manage username and email’.

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4. Under Aliases, input details for your new alias, click Add, then click the Save changes button. You may have to wait up to 24 hours for this change to apply.

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2. Enable Sending From Alias in Office 365

Once you have created the alias, you need to configure Outlook to send emails from this alias, as shown below.

1. Click the navigation menu (3 horizontal lines) at the top left of the Microsoft Office 365 interface, expand Show all, and click Exchange.

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2. Expand the menu within the Exchange admin center, click on Settings, then click Mail flow.

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3. Under Mail flow settings, tick the option for ‘Turn on sending for aliases’, then click Save. Once again, note that this option may take some time to be actually enabled.

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3. Selecting an Email Aliast for Microsoft 365

1. After the steps above, return to the Microsoft 365 account.

2. On the left pane, click the Outlook option, to open Outlook on the web.

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3. Click to compose a new email, then click the From option. If you do not see From, skip to the next step.

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4. Click the Options menu, and tick the Show from checkbox.

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5. Click the From option, and click on the recently created alias.

FAQ

1. What are Microsoft account aliases?

You may use other email addresses or phone numbers as Microsoft account aliases to access your account. Consider them as aliases for the primary email address associated with your Microsoft account.

2. Can I have 2 Outlook email addresses?

Users of Microsoft Outlook may use their Outlook account to manage many email accounts. Outlook’s robust security features and inbox organization make this a desirable choice.

3. Can I add an alias to my Outlook account?

Yes, you can, and the steps in this guide will help you achieve it.

Making the Best of Outlook Aliases

Now, you may enjoy the best benefits of using a Microsoft account email alias for Outlook. They are a great way to increase your privacy and security, and in this guide, we have covered the process on the Microsoft 365 service and the web Outlook service.

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