Hotmail Adds Email Address Aliases

Discussion in 'Hotmail' started by Big Dan, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like their finally catching up to Gmail. Only 5 years later. :hammer:

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

    You can read an editorial on it here: Hotmail Brings E-Mail Aliases to the Masses

    What are email aliases?

    Basically an email alias is a seperate email address that comes to your main address's inbox. This can be really useful for maintaining a professional email address ex: firstnamelastname@hotmail.com and personal address bonjovifan2007@hotmail.com from the same account.
     


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  2. curvefan

    curvefan Valued Member

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    Thanks for the info BD.

    Got most of the aliases I wanted.

    Now we play with them:)
     

  3. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    OP Updated.
     
  4. mike1977

    mike1977 Valued Member

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    All someone needs to know is the bit before the "+" to try and pick at an account.

    Hotmail aliases cannot be used to log in, but the flaw is that if someone requests friendship to the alias with the messenger, the Windows Live ID is revealed and shows under OFFLINE. I think whatever name is friended is the one that should be shown.
     
  5. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't know that but agree with you, Mike. Unfortunately Microsoft is always slow on the uptake with their instant messenger products.
     
  6. LisaPiza

    LisaPiza New Email

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    how do you use yahoo mail classic????
     
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