Add or remove an email alias in

Note: Sign in to Outlook on the web using any Microsoft account, including email accounts ending in,, or — and Office 365 work or student accounts.

An alias is an additional email address that uses the same inbox, contact list, and account settings as the primary alias. You can sign in to your account with any alias—they all use the same password.

With Outlook on the web, you can have multiple, independent email addresses belonging to a single account. Why would you want to use an email alias? You can create a hard-to-guess alias as a password recovery address for your online accounts, making it more difficult for hackers to nab your data through the back door. Creating junk addresses to hand over to web sites or apps that force you to register is also a great way to keep your personal email address out of the hands of marketers.

Add an email alias

  1. Sign in to My Account.

  2. At the top of the page, click Your Info.

    Click Your Info

  3. On your profile page, click Manage your sign-in email and phone number.

    Click Manage your sign-in email or phone number

  4. On the Manage your account aliases page, under Account alias, click Add email alias.

    Add email alias

  5. Under Add an alias, do one of the following:

    • Create a new email address and add it as an alias

    • Add an existing email address as a Microsoft account

  6. Click Add alias.

Remove an email alias

Select the alias you want to remove, and on the Manage your account aliases page, under Account alias, click Remove.

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