Hotmail Aliases

Hotmail LiveHotmail has added a new feature (although Gmail has had this option for a while) which adds to the service in one good way, it allows you to create an alias email account off your main Hotmail account, this is handy as a disposable email address for signing up for online retailers so that you can selectively have all emails from one retailer in it’s own folder, say your email address is fred@hotmail.com well if you shop at say Amazon, you could setup fred+amazon@hotmail.com on Amazon as your email address, so that all emails from Amazon would go into that specific email folder.

“Starting today, you can create and manage multiple email aliases from a single Hotmail account. Together with features that we introduced in November that let you use Hotmail with any existing email address, the new aliasing feature makes it easy to use a different email address and still get all the benefits of Hotmail without having to change your primary email address and online identity.

The email address a person uses is a big part of their online identity. The average person maintains three different email addresses in order to organize different types of email, maintain different personas, or keep junk mail away from a primary email address. So there are many good reasons that people want multiple email addresses, but maintaining multiple accounts, with different user names and passwords that require you to check multiple inboxes, is inefficient. With today’s update, Hotmail helps you save time by making it easier to manage your current and future email addresses in one place.”

To setup open Hotmail and click the Options cog icon of the Inbox as in the image below

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Then follow the prompts to setup this extra email alias, do choose New Folder so these emails are filtered into a separate folder for ease of access, you will then see a new folder with this email alias in your folder list.

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To delete this alias once finished click the  Options cog icon of the Folder and choose Manage Folders and tick and delete the one you want to remove as in the above image.

Read more HERE

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