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Discus and support Change mail in Microsoft Account not an Alias in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi Experts,Mi Microsoft account is linked to a hotmail address that I never use. I tried to change it to my gmail account, but all I get is an alias. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by LuisPzz, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. LuisPzz Win User

    Change mail in Microsoft Account not an Alias


    Hi Experts,Mi Microsoft account is linked to a hotmail address that I never use. I tried to change it to my gmail account, but all I get is an alias. I can login to my Ms account using the gmail address as a username, but the password is still that of the hotmail account I guess that's how alias are supposed to work. Apps like Ms To Do, etc. still refer to items in hotmailIs there a way to fully replace the hotmail account by the gmail one? Thanks in advance!Luis

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    LuisPzz, Sep 23, 2022
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  2. Unable to change primary alias - Microsoft Account

    Hi John,

    As per the description, you are experiencing issue with you are unable to change the primary alias for your Microsoft account on the system.

    I certainly understand your concern and appreciate all your efforts in trying to fix this issue.

    I would like to provide you with the information that
    an account alias is an email address or phone number that you use to sign in to your Microsoft account. You can have multiple aliases, and use any of them with Microsoft services such as Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive,
    Office, Xbox, Windows and more.

    Your primary alias appears on devices such as your Xbox, Surface, and Windows Phone, and is the email OneDrive sends from when you share. You can choose a different alias to be the primary one at any time.

    An alias is also the best way to change your email, but keep all your mail.
    Add an alias, then make the new alias primary. Then you can
    keep or remove the original alias.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    Note: The email alias at the top of the list without a Make primary link is your current primary alias.

    • Uncheck the Send me promotional offers from Microsoft box if you like, and click/tap on Yes to confirm.
    You may also try the following steps given below and check if that helps.

    • Navigate to Start>Settings>Account>Your Account.
    • In the right pane, click on Sign in with a local account instead.
    • Provide your current Microsoft Account Password.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • You can leave the Enter Password option empty, however, it is highly recommended to keep a password on your system to keep it safe.

    For reference:

    I would suggest you to refer to the article given below and check if that helps.

    Microsoft account help

    Account help

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, Sep 23, 2022
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  3. carp Win User
    Changing default alias in windows 10 mail app

    How do I change the default alias in the windows 10 mail app? I changed the default alias for my microsoft account and it messed up the mail app. Now I have separate folders for each address and the inboxes are linked in one folder, but I just want it so there is 1 set of folders. How do I do that?
     
  4. Change mail in Microsoft Account not an Alias

    Change Account Primary Alias

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    By follow the steps below you can login using the alias and not the Microsoft account.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below:


    • Navigate to Start>Settings>Account>Your Account.

    • In the right pane, click on Sign in with a local account instead.

    • Provide your current Microsoft Account Password.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

    • You can leave the Enter Password option empty, however, it is highly recommended to keep a password on your system to keep it safe.


    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Sep 23, 2022
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