1. deadwrong03's Avatar
    ive done a few searches and its only left me confused as i dont want to lose my skydrive space or anything

    when outlook came out i reserved my outlook name with a alias, now im getting ready to purchase a wp8 device and i go to update my email address and it says new address and a drop down box but it only has @live.com and @hotmail.com ...nothing about outlook anywhere in there how do i get it to be renamed as outlook.com???

    it also says new address where i can manually type a address in is that how ur suppose to do it? i saw screenshots of outlook.com being in the dropdown listn i mentioned earlier but its not there anymore...do i have to delete my alias @outlook.com address in order for it to appear in those drop down lists?
    11-12-2012 01:26 PM
  2. erasure25's Avatar
    Go to Outlook.com. Click on the gear icon and select More Mail Settings. Click on Rename your email address. The drop box should be on "@outlook.com" as a default, though you can choose "@live" or "@hotmail." From what I've read, you need to delete your alias first.
    11-12-2012 05:25 PM
  3. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Go to Outlook.com. Click on the gear icon and select More Mail Settings. Click on Rename your email address. The drop box should be on "@outlook.com" as a default, though you can choose "@live" or "@hotmail." From what I've read, you need to delete your alias first.
    when i do that by default outlook isnt there to choose from
    11-12-2012 06:49 PM
  4. nzrocketman's Avatar
    im trying to set it up for Outlook to receive/send my Gmail emails, however its not receive but sends
    11-12-2012 06:54 PM
  5. jwinch2's Avatar
    I am not sure I am understanding the issue. I am using my outlook.com account and my wife is using her hotmail.com account, both without issue. Both of us are on WP8 (Nokia 920 for me and 820 for my wife).
    11-12-2012 06:55 PM
  6. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Same thing happens to me and I never registered for an outlook alias.

    I actually see @hotmail.com twice in the drop down box along with @live.com. But no outlook.
    11-12-2012 07:10 PM
  7. pinbak's Avatar
    I was thinking about changing mine too, but right now I am currently using the @live but I do have an @Hotmail and @msn and just DONT need an @outlook now!! I am sure MS will come out with another new @ email address name in a few years anyway!!!
    11-12-2012 09:25 PM
  8. corn_chowder's Avatar
    any way to switch to an @outlook email account and keep the 25 gigs of storage on the old hotmail account?
    11-12-2012 10:54 PM
  9. jwinch2's Avatar
    I was thinking about changing mine too, but right now I am currently using the @live but I do have an @Hotmail and @msn and just DONT need an @outlook now!! I am sure MS will come out with another new @ email address name in a few years anyway!!!
    Is there a problem I am not aware of?

    My wife's hotmail account worked perfectly to set up WP8.
    11-12-2012 11:04 PM
  10. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Is there a problem I am not aware of?

    My wife's hotmail account worked perfectly to set up WP8.
    it works fine but alot of us preserved a outlook address for when wp8 launched so we could start the new phones with our new emails just for the sake of changing but now some of us are running into issues upgrading
    11-13-2012 09:08 AM
  11. jwinch2's Avatar
    it works fine but alot of us preserved a outlook address for when wp8 launched so we could start the new phones with our new emails just for the sake of changing but now some of us are running into issues upgrading
    I see.

    Having anticiapted my switch from android to WP, I secured an outlook.com address right away when it was released to be sure to get the one I wanted. However, since I was coming from gmail I guess I did not understand that issue that you guys were referring to.

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.


    Best regards,
    11-13-2012 09:30 PM
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