Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


You can change your primary Outlook e-mail

  1. #1


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit

    You can change your primary Outlook e-mail


    I just thought this is worth sharing with those who haven't noticed. You can now change your primary Hotmail/Outlook e-mail name or even change your Hotmail to an Outlook alias.

    You can find it in Settings, Account details (password, addresses, time zone) under Managing your account.

    I'm a minimalist person and I changed my primary Hotmail account to the Outlook alias (sounds better) and viola, no more spam mail. I feel clean!

    Anyway, remember to update your e-mail with accounts tied to your e-mail address if you want to have an Outlook alias.

    Edit: Now that I notice it, my thread name is not very good...
    Last edited by Skulblaka; 06 May 2013 at 13:10.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    Just wondering do you know if you can change your primary account to an outlook.com account and then have you old account such as @hotmail.com as a second alasis so i can still get email to my account even if i change to outlook.com alasis.

    I know you can make outlook.com as a secondary alasis but was wondering if i could do reverse?? :P
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    Just wondering do you know if you can change your primary account to an outlook.com account and then have you old account such as @hotmail.com as a second alasis so i can still get email to my account even if i change to outlook.com alasis.

    I know you can make outlook.com as a secondary alasis but was wondering if i could do reverse?? :P
    Yep, you can still have Hotmail aliases.
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

You can change your primary Outlook e-mail
Related Threads
Outlook mail in Browsers & Mail
Hi everyone. I changed some settings in my outlook mail ( running win8.1 ) and really like the way it was before but forgot what I changed. Does anybody know how to restore default settings in outlook mail? Any help would be great. Thank you, David M. S.
Hi there In Outlook 2010 now if I click on a Mailto or email address link in an email I want outlook to open another window with the email address in the TO column. Now the wretched Metro Mail app starts with the nag about Ms account etc etc. Is there any way I can CONTINUE to use outlook...
Outlook mail in Browsers & Mail
My email is roadrunner. Sometimes my mail does not download to my Outlook. Couldn't figure out why. Then I discovered if I click on "work offline" an X comes on my Outlook icon, I click it again and the x disappears and my mail downloads. Why do I have to do this? I never had to before. ...
How do I change Primary Account/Owner in User Accounts and Family Safety
I recently sold my Gateway laptop and the Windows 8 software was already installed with purchase. I want to remove my info and myself as the primary user in windows 8 so the new owner can set themselves up. I tried on my own to figure out and was only able to set up a separate "User" for the new...
My first hello! I have had various time consuming problems with Windows 8 which I have resolved. However, having lost various Blueyonder email addresses to Google hijacking when creating my Microsoft Account I decided to create Outlook.com addresses to replace them. Subsequently found that the...
Solved pop mail to outlook? in Browsers & Mail
For some years I have used Outlook Express to manage mail from my isp's pop webmail service. Now I have a new computer with win8 and fear I may be stuck with using Windows 8 Mail (which I really can't get on with) or going back to the ISP's own system. Is there any way of using windows live...
Please Help me. I'm stuck. Thank you, Kent Bailey
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook