Hotmail delivers aliases to help you manage and secure your email account

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  1. guest

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    "Let’s say you’re in the market for a new car. There are a bunch of websites that will email you price quotes, sales alerts, etc. During your car search, these messages are helpful, but once you’re done, they become clutter that can be difficult to stop. By using an alias on these websites instead of your main email address, you can avoid this. And when you’re done, just turn the alias off, ensuring future unwanted messages that are sent to that alias don’t land in your inbox."​
    Source: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2011/02/03/hotmail-delivers-aliases-to-help-you-manage-and-secure-your-email-account.aspx


    The Windows Live team has announced that Hotmail now has the ability to use aliases to help you secure and manage your email. With the new feature, you can now manage multiple email aliases with one single Hotmail account. The new feature allows you to create a new unique alias to help sort your email, protect your identity, and best of all, help stop spam.

    Free email services are about as plentiful as the fish in the sea, so it's the little features that separate the mundane from the extraordinary. As Microsoft continues its battle with Gmail, this is one more feature that may entice a few users to switch platforms.

    Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/hotmail-now-allows-aliases-to-help-you-secure-your-email-account
     
  2. J_L

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    Definitely a great new feature.
     
  3. Noob

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    Now this is a nice feature :eek:
     
  4. Kernelwars

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    ahh great:thumb:
     
  5. Creer

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    Does it work also from Windows Live Mail 2011 if I would like to write new message from my new alias (account)? Or does it only available from webmail interface?
     
  6. Sully

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    Interesting. I have been on hotmail for a very long time now, maybe since the mid-late 90s. In all that time, never once has my spam or filtering worked. If I tell the inbox to only accept mail from those on my contacts list, and all else goes to junk, 1/2 goes to each, somtimes mail from contacts even gets put in junk o_O :blink: o_O . Based on my experience with hotmail, just as much spam will get through, and the great idea will only work half as well as I want.

    Anyone else have this issue? I once heard someone state that older accounts for some reason did not work like newer accounts do, but that doesn't seem to make sense to me.

    It would be a nice feature if it actually works.

    Sul.
     
  7. J_L

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    Is there a way to change your name only on the alias account?
     
  8. maple55

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    nice feature indeed
     
  9. Creer

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    I'm afraid that it's not possible:
    -http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?threadid=a977f6bb-8a76-4f3e-9869-ea760a9fe3ca
     
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