How to add and use e-mail aliases

Microsoft's Webmail service allows you to use multiple aliases with your primary e-mail account.

Microsoft just revealed the preview of its latest incarnation of Webmail, . One particular feature worth noting, is its support of multiple e-mail aliases. They're a great way to protect your primary e-mail address. And because you can't log in to your account with an alias, it adds another level of security.

Add an alias
To add a new alias to your primary account, click on the gears icon in the upper right-hand corner and select "More mail settings." Under the "Manage your account" section, select "Create a Outlook alias." Type the alias you want to add and choose among the,, and domains.

Create a new e-mail alias
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Use your alias
To send an e-mail as your alias, click on your account name, just above the To: field, then select the alias you want to use.

Use your e-mail alias
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
That's it. If follows Hotmail's alias guidelines, you'll be allowed to add five aliases per year, but no more than 15 total. For a comprehensive look at, check out CNET's take on Microsoft's new e-mail service .
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