This article will explain how to modify the email box linked to your account. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a new alias, that is, a new mailbox name to replace the one you are currently using.
Why would you need to change the mailbox?
The reasons can be several and depend on each user. The first of them may be because you just got bored by the name of your box.
The second reason and most likely you want to modify the name of the mailbox you use since childhood, since at the time of creating it chose an unprofessional name that after adult you will find it embarrassing to use it.
After modifying the main alias you can continue logging in with the old name. This way you can log in to Hotmail from two different boxes and access the same content.
You will not need to add all your contacts from scratch or notify them of the change. Outlook will do it for you.
Why does Hotmail allow you to modify the alias?
This idea came about when Microsoft decided to integrate the old Hotmail as a service more than Outlook. At that time to encourage users to migrate to the new Microsoft platform enabled the option to modify the name of the Hotmail account.
This feature intended for the previous purpose also allowed users to modify the name of mail accounts that would no longer be to their liking. The only requirement is that the new name should carry the phrase ‘@outlook.com‘.
Steps to Create a New Alias in Outlook
To change the alias of your account the first thing you have to do is open your Outlook mail. The next step in this tutorial is to press on the cogwheel and click where it says “Options“. If you have trouble locating the sprocket you have to know that it is in the upper right area of your inbox.
Now you will have to click on the option ‘Create an alias of Outlook.com‘. In a matter of minutes Microsoft will send a sms to your smartphone with a security code that you must enter in the account, to corroborate that you are the one who wants to make the change.
Then, you have to search on the right side the “Account alias” option. Here you have to enter the new username and lastly click where it says “Add alias“.
With this click you will have finished the procedure. Now you have to log out in Hotmail and enter with your new alias and password as always. You have already entered your account but with a new name.