Windows 10: Major problem with my Aliases

Discus and support Major problem with my Aliases in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I have three Aliases. The first time I used one of them, I was horrified to discover it showed my real name as well.The email arrived showing the... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Taffy078, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Taffy078 Win User

    Major problem with my Aliases


    I have three Aliases. The first time I used one of them, I was horrified to discover it showed my real name as well.The email arrived showing the sender as "My real name <alias [email protected]>". So if my real name is Joe Bloggs and the alias I used is JoeBlow 12345 , the sender was shown as Joe Bloggs <[email protected]

    The whole purpose of an alias is to hide your real name so what am I doing wrong?

    Windows 19041.450

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    @Brink. I need to send you a private message urgently. If I post the reason in this message, will it be private or should I wait for you to contact me, please?

    :)
     
    Taffy078, Oct 12, 2020
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  2. Microsoft Account, managing aliases: There is no 'make primary' link next to the email I would like to make primary

    Hello GI,

    There is a possibility that you are experiencing this issue due to a browser problem or due to some conflict with the Microsoft account settings. For us to effectively assist you, we would like to ask a few questions:

    • Could you tell us which browser are you using when you're trying to manage your aliases?
    • Have you tried using a different browser and check if you're having the same issue?

    To change your primary alias and to remove an alias from your account, you may follow the steps provided in this
    article. The article describes the steps on how you can manage aliases on your Microsoft account.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Stephanie Sal, Oct 12, 2020
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  3. Scall0way Win User
    Account Aliases

    I seem to be struggling with my Microsoft account which I never use. In trying to understand another issue I'm having I was trying to figure out how to sign in to my Microsoft account. When I finally did I learned that is uses an email address that I never
    use any more. I still sort of have it but I only have sporadic access to it so want to use the email address that I use all the time.

    In going through my settings to change it I come to this screen:

    Manage how you sign in to Microsoft

    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 account's primary alias is displayed on your Microsoft devices (such as a Windows PC, Xbox, or Windows Phone), and you can choose a different alias to be the primary one at any time.

    Learn more about account aliases.


    Account alias


    • *** Email address is removed for privacy *** (primary alias)
      Remove
    That email address is one I no longer ever use so I selected the Add email option. It takes me to this screen:

    Add an alias
    Your account can have multiple aliases, each of which lets you sign in to all the devices and services that use Microsoft account. Your aliases share a single password, and you can send and receive mail with each.

    Learn more about account aliases.


    @outlook.com
     
    Scall0way, Oct 12, 2020
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Major problem with my Aliases

    Windows 10 1709 System Restore problems...

    That seems to be an attempt at Option 2 in the tutorial, which requires you to
    a. Boot to a command prompt (Did you?)
    b. You then seem to be mixing steps 3,4 and 5, thus your command is incorrect.

    I suggest Option 1 is easier.

    If you still have problems, please repost listing each specific step and saying which option from the tutorial you are using. Thanks.
     
    dalchina, Oct 12, 2020
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