Create a display name for e-mail Alias
When you create a new e-mail alias on Outlook.com, it should be possible to create a new display name associated with that alias.
- When you send an e-mail from your e-mail alias, it displays your actual Display Name.
- When you create an e-mail alias, it should be possible to create a different display name for that alias. This will help the alias to be more effective in preserving the user's anonymity or prevent their primary e-mail alias from being discovered (security reasons)
How do I change or create a new email alias with my preferred email handle?
I discovered an effective way of keeping both my inbox and junk mail clear of any junk/ trash would be to change my email address whiles still keeping on to my account. Going forward under a new name will mean any annoying and scam companies will no longer be able to reach me. I understand since the take over of Hotmail from Outlook, new users are no longer to use hotmail.co.uk, but instead, are given the two subservient options of outlook.com or hotmail.com. But as a United Kingdom resident and Hotmail user since 2013, I still have the grate email handles of .co.uk, Now I wish to create a new email I'm forced to use .com witch has always been tied to more a US population or for international companies. The fact that you can use outlook.com and hotmail.com but not the alternatives of outlook.co.uk or hotmail.co.uk is a disgrace. So I wish to know is there a reach-around or bypass for this anomaly?
Victor Ivanidze commented
Try to use ChooseFrom 365 cloud service.
Look at the comments. We are waiting since years! I guess Microsoft is not interested in customers feedback.
Fred Hedrick commented
When I send an email, a copy of it goes to my "Sent Items" folder. If I use one of my aliases when I send the email I want that alias email address to appear when I view the email in the "Sent Items" folder. Currently, my default email address appears even though the email was sent with an alias.
Shane Miller commented
Is there a way that i can use Outlook mail without my name being used, so the reciever doesn't know my personal name?
Be able to put names on emails you have
Jerry or Marie Shreeves commented
When we had Windows Live Mail, my husband and I each had the same email address, but we had separate inboxes so we could send emails under each of our names. I miss that with the new version of Outlook. We still have the same email address, but I have been unable to change the account temporarily to my name so I can do that. I do not always want emails to go out under both our names.
Outlook.com supports email alias with "+" symbol and could receive emails sent to these alias. However, it is impossible to implement these practices.
primary email address: email@example.com
Le Goog commented
This is so so needed. No reason why I they would have not added this option.
This is a failure in simple logic. What'd be the point of an alias if we cannot change our name for that alias?!
Fixing this should be a top priority for MS.
When you were having a conversation / ongoing email with someone, it used to not only group all replies into one conversation (as it still does) but now, once I've sent a reply, it doesn't show my name as the last participant. This means that at first glance at my inbox / other folders, I don't necessarily remember which ones I've replied to and which ones I have yet to reply to. Why would you take that away?!
important Feature which is missing since months!! Aliases without changing display name are no aliases and not very useable. so please allow us to change display name for aliases and bring this feature as soon as possible!!!!!
Joshua Todd Cowper commented
Implementation of display names would also solve problems for people like me who prefer their middle name as part of their full name, but cannot enter it in the first or last name fields as it may then display incorrectly when only those parts of the name are shown.
In addition to implementing the suggestion of per-alias display names, it would be great to see an account-wide display name that would also appear in locations such as the Windows start menu. Active Directory/Office 365 for business has implemented this perfectly where there is an option for First, Last and Display name and it would be great to see this in consumer Microsoft products.
Implementing display names properly would solve the problem presented in https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/284136-outlook-com/suggestions/8860885-add-middle-name-to-profile
Kes Samuelson commented
This is a really good idea, and it's so frustrating not being able to do it.
It's not just about protecting anonymity - I run several businesses and would like to be able to send emails from each one, not my own personal name. It's much more helpful for the recipient to see they have received an email from, say, 'ABC Crafts' or 'XYZ fashion' rather than the name of a person they have never heard of.
I agree with this. We are already able to change the Display Name/Full Name of other POP/SMTP accounts. It only makes sense to be able to change the name associated with emails sent out using an alias as well
One of my most missed features. Especially if you have a business and want to use the business' name instead of your personal name for the alias.
An alias is by definition "a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name". Therefore other email providers treat an Alias as such. It would be very much appreciated if the outlook.com team would treat an Alias the same as other email providers and stay true to the definition of the term. I found myself in a precarious situation due to the lack of expected behavior. Please fix!
Absolutely wholeheartedly agree. Am making steps to move my email, but with this feature I'd be happy with outlook again. What's offered at the moment, as an alias, is really misleading and not much use at all!!
This request is well overdue, come on Microsoft, please listen to your real and loyal customers. Aliases are pretty useless without the ability to change the alias name as well, as other email services allow.