Outlook.com alias sign-ins now enabled

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 17, 2013
Email, Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft made several big announcements today. Earlier this day we looked at the two-step verification feature that the company is currently rolling out to provide Microsoft account owners with additional security options to protect their account with a second layer of authentication. The new security feature is available for the majority of Microsoft products including the email service outlook.com.

That's however not the only new feature that outlook users can make use of as of today. Another adds the option to sign in to outlook.com with any alias that you have configured for your account. Aliases are other email addresses that you may have linked to your Microsoft account. Up until now, you could only sign up with your primary account name and none of the aliases. If you wanted to change the login username, you had to rename your account which was a complicated process and problematic for Windows Phone users as some needed to reset their phone before they were able to make use of the new account username.

Microsoft added the ability to sign in to its email service outlook.com using any alias that you have linked to your account.

microsoft account aliases

Microsoft account owners can manage and add aliases here on this page. The page does not seem to be available for all users though and it is likely that it will be rolled out just like the two-step authentication feature will be rolled out in the coming days.

The feature should appeal to Outlook users who have linked multiple email addresses to their account and do not want to be restricted to a single username when signing in.

In related news, Microsoft furthermore enabled 32 new Outlook.com email address domains for users to select their email addresses from. So, if you want to use a country specific outlook.com email address then it is now possible to do so. The change will be rolled out in the coming days as well.

You can read more about the upcoming changes on the Outlook blog.


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