allow different profile names for each email alias
This has been requested many times before, please allow different email alias to use different profile names. Also when changing profile names let it immediately update to the alias. There is a genuine reason for this, many people have alias's where they aren't known by the same profile name and it just gets confusing for those receiving it who often delete the email.
Bump. Still a significant pain since this incomplete feature was implemented.
Penny Packer commented
Cmon Microsoft, iCloud aliases allow this, right now I am keeping a blank name in my main email id to overcome this limitation.
This is essential, as the purpose of having a separate email / alias account is to keep my PERSONAL details PRIVATE. The alias feature is USELESS if you're going to simply attach my real name to my email alias also. Please fix this!! How is this STILL an ask, ridiculous.
The definition of an alias is a name different than a person’s birth name. But why do all of my email aliases use the SAME primary email account's name? Doesn't make sense now does it?
I have a personal and business alias on my account, but I’m forced to use the same name for both. Doesn’t make sense & makes me look a little odd to my clients.
Without this feature, email alias is useless.
Can't believe this feature has not been implemented.
Akhil Dabral commented
I dont really get it which did Microsoft want to implement such an important feature so badly that it'll immediately become useless for all the users.
Whats the point of using an alias if its gonna show my complete name out there on all the emails.
This would be so useful. It's so annoying to use an alias email but then have your real name attached to it. I want the option of protecting my real name without the hassle of dealing with multiple email accounts. I want one account for all my email dealings, work and otherwise. The solution would be so simple: let us use unique profile names for each alias address.
It's amazing the feature is still not a reality, how just 20 votes could be possible?
not allowing different profile names makes no sense - & is a powerful incentive to not use outlook.
I am renting a room and would like to hide my name in my preliminary responses. I am frustrated to learn Hotmail Outlook does not allow such option. Will search for a new email service
Joanna B commented
This change is definitely a backward step. Email users now have less flexibility. Please revert to the previous set up.
In fact, I believe this feature was available on a previous version of Outlook.com. I remember setting a separate profile/sender name for my alias. I'm disappointed that it's no longer available and that managing aliases generally is not easily done from the inbox view. I hope the feature will be added again later.
Yes, the inability to change the Display Name for an alias is critical. If you can't do that, it defeats the whole purpose of creating an alias!! I can't use Microsoft email without that functionality. I don't want to switch to Gmail, but you've left me no choice.
IT'S UNACCEPTABLE THAT MY BUSINESS NAME SHOWS UP AS MY PROFILE NAME FOR MY PERSONAL ALIAS
THIS ISSUE IS CRITICAL. I WILL STOP USING OUTLOOK IF THIS IS NOT FIXED.
I want to use my actual name for my personal alias and my BUSINESS NAME for my BUSINESS ALIAS..
This is comment sense people. GMail also allows each alias to have a different signature which is even more ideal.
I WILL SWITCH TO GMAIL FOR MY ENTIRE COMPANY IF YOU CANNOT GET THIS INTO THE PRODUCT ASAP!!
It's absolutely rediculous that now i'm my business's name and signature even on my Personal Alias.
THIS IS A CRITICAL BUG!!! Not a feature request in my opinion.
Gmail is eating your lunch on this feature, amazing it barely has any votes.
THIS NEEDS TO BE WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have more than one alias associated with my outlook account.
I would like to have a different display name associated with each alias.