Hotmail Adds Email Address Aliases

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
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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mike1977

Valued Member
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.
 

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
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.

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

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