From what we have seen, Outlook.com has received a solid response from Internet users all over the world. Today, most of us are registered with an @hotmail or @live and even @msn accounts. If you want to migrate and rename your account to @Outlook.com, you can with a few simple clicks.
First, log in to Outlook.com with your Microsoft email account. After logging in, click on the gear icon and select More Mail Settings.
Under Managing Your Account, click on Rename Your Email Address. It will open a new popup and will ask you to login again to verify your account.
Next, you’re brought to Outlook.com so you can rename your account. Just select the email address you want to use with Outlook.com and click on Save button. If the selected name is available, it will redirect you to your inbox.
It will then ask you whether you want to create a new folder in Outlook.com address where it will save the emails sent on your old email address or keep them in inbox along with other Outlook.com emails.
I decided to save the emails sent in a separate folder. It will show the folder along with all of the other folders.
This is similar to creating an alias in Outlook.com. Remember that changing your account will affect the other Microsoft services you use. And if you have a Windows Phone, just forget about renaming your account. You’ll have to reset to factory settings which will make you lose all of your data and apps. In fact, according to Microsoft:
If you rename your account, you can go back to the original name within 30 days for most accounts. However, in rare instances, you won’t be able to undo a rename:
- If you rename an MSN account, you can’t undo the rename.
- To undo a rename, you must be in the country in which you created the account.