The Alias feature has been rolled out to Windows Live Hotmail worldwide, introducing the concept of dispensable email addresses.
“Email aliases let you create completely different email addresses that you can use to receive email into your primary account without anyone knowing what your primary email address is,” revealed Dharmesh Mehta, Director, Windows Live Product Management.
“Starting today, you can add up to five aliases per year to your Hotmail account, up to fifteen aliases in total, all designed to make it a lot easier to organize different types of email and personas in one Hotmail inbox without having to give out your primary email address if you don’t want to.”
Users need only sign into their Hotmail accounts, hover the mouse over the Inbox, click on the ‘More actions for your inbox’ option and then select Create a Hotmail alias.
Of course, Hotmail users are free to leverage aliases in combination with the other features of the email service to both cut down spam but also take advantage of multiple accounts concomitantly.