Last month, rumors hit the Internet that Microsoft was going to allow users of its Outlook.com service to sign onto their account under an email alias for the first time. Today, Microsoft confirmed that it will begin rolling out alias support for Outlook.com
In a post on the Outlook blog, Microsoft stated:
With this release, you can now sign in with any alias that has been added to your account. We've also simplified the experience of adding and managing aliases, with better advice on when you should add an alias vs. renaming your primary alias.
The blog also confirmed that Outlook.com will soon support two step authentication, which was reported earlier today. Finally, Microsoft announced that it will add support for support for 32 new international email address domains for Outlook.com users, in order for international users to have an email address that reflects the country they come from.
The supported countries include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Again, this support will be rolled out over the next several days.
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