Hi everyone, I have some questions and I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.
I have an email address, say ABC@hotmail.co.uk.
However, within that account, I have an alias, say XYZ@outlook.com.
It has dawned on me that it would be more suitable for me to use the alias (XYZ@outlook.com) as the primary name for my account.
My questions are:
How would I go about doing this?
Is it as simple as deleting the alias and changing ABC@hotmail.co.uk to XYZ@outlook.com ?
Does this happen instantly, or is there a period I have to wait before it becomes available again?
I already have (including the above alias) about 5 aliases in total under ABC@hotmail.co.uk, does that affect anything?
And I think most importantly, if I do successfully make the switch, what happens to emails that are sent to ABC@hotmail.co.uk?
Are they automatically redirected to my new primary account name? (XYZ@outlook.com)
Does the name I remove (ABC@hotmail.co.uk) become available for someone else to use at all? If so, what happens to all my contacts who will inevitably send emails to that address by mistake? Will someone else receive my emails?
What would be ideal, is if I were to change the account email to XYZ@outlook.com but Microsoft would keep in mind my old email address (ABC@hotmail.co.uk), and would not let anyone else use it and would automatically forward all emails sent to ABC@hotmail.co.uk to XYZ@outlook.com.
Sorry for any confusion, but I need some advice in this matter and I would be grateful for your help. submitted by BlackJaguar
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