Windows 10: Microsoft account alias

Discus and support Microsoft account alias in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am trying to add my email to another Microsoft account as an alias, so I deleted the account that the email had my email so it would not say "This... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by GaelOrtiz1, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Microsoft account alias


    I am trying to add my email to another Microsoft account as an alias, so I deleted the account that the email had my email so it would not say "This email address is already taken. Please try another." Do I have to wait the 60 days until my account is permanently closed to add my email as an alias to the other account?

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    GaelOrtiz1, Mar 23, 2020
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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

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/microsoft-account

    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, Mar 23, 2020
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  3. 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, Mar 23, 2020
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  4. Microsoft account alias

    I would like to change my windows live account which was a vz email acct that now has an outlook.com alias and start over with only a windows live login/ no alias.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.

    I will certainly help you.



    Let us try the following steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Remove an alias

    I suggest you to refer to the section Remove an alias from your account from the below link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/outlook/add-alias-account



    Step 2: To create a new account.

    • Click on Go to Outloo.com on this page.
    • Click on Sign up now.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions.


    Hope it helps.



    Let us know if you have any further query on Windows, we are glad to assist you
     
    Abdul_Malik, Mar 23, 2020
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