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Posted 30 March 2013 - 00:27
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:20
Thanks, but I'm honestly still not sure how to go about doing this so that I get the exact outcome I want.
I'm also not sure what an "alias" is, technically, when compared to "renaming", despite the awesome post above.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:33
Here's an easy guide. Basically create the Outlook.com alias first, then rename your account to the newly created Outlook.com alias.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:50
Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:08
Seems like I'm screwed, since I created a new account already with the desired account name (months ago), and it takes 365 days for it to be wiped from the system, even though it belongs to me!
Posted 01 April 2013 - 17:52
So this is how I understand it (being that I'm a bit slow at present):
Step 1: Sign in to www.outlook.com with email@example.com (this probably isn't even necessary, as I've already upgraded to an outlook.com layout/GUI)
Step 2: Rename firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com -> firstname.lastname@example.org becomes an alias, with its own folder in email@example.com
Anyway, I get the following two options:
 Create a new address
 Use a different address
Does it make a difference in the end which option I choose? I want to pick the 2nd option, since I already own the account I want to "switch" to.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 18:01
Your old address will be an alias with a folder named "firstname.lastname@example.org". Which it will be placed in the folder list on the left pane. Your new address will be in the inbox folder if you renamed an account from hotmail.com address to outlook.com address.
If you renamed an account, you will use your new address at login instead of old one. If you want to use old address for login, then do not rename the account. Get an alias address instead.
Hope this helps and you understand this clearly.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 18:11
Yup I understand it now. Unfortunately, I can't do it due to already having created the account I want to switch to months ago.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 20:12
Nah, if it's not working you can always just set both up in Windows Live Mail that comes with the Windows Live Essentials package, not Windows Mail that comes with Windows.
And just select it all and copy it to the new account.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 20:24