How-To: How do I use my email address with my Windows Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) account?
|How to add an alternate e-mail address to your Windows Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) account
When you create a Windows Outlook.com email account, you can specify an alternate e-mail address to use to send emails From.
1. Sign in to the Windows Outlook.com website with your Windows Outlook.com ID ( The user name and password that you use to sign in to any Windows Live, MSN, or Office Live sites and services. If you have a Passport Network, Outlook.com, or Messenger account, you can use it as your Windows Live ID ).
2. On the Action bar, click Options, and then click More options.
3. Under Manage your account, click Send and receive mail from other e-mail accounts
4. Now click Add another account to send mail from
5. Enter the email address you want to send Emails from and click Send Verification email
A verification email will be sent to that address. Be aware that it may go into your Junk folder so please check that as well as your Inbox for the verification email.
6. Click on the link in the verification email to Verify the email address.
To send a message with a different e-mail address:
1. Sign in to the Windows Outlook.com website with your Windows Live ID ( The user name and password that you use to sign in to any Windows Live, MSN, or Office Live sites and services. If you have a Passport Network, Outlook.com, or Messenger account, you can use it as your Windows Live ID. ).
2. Open your Inbox, and then, on the Action bar, click New.
3. Next at the From box, click the arrow, and then click the e-mail address that you want to use.
4. Complete your e-mail message, and then click Send.
When you send mail from a different address in Windows Outlook.com, the e-mail recipient may receive information that's similar to the following: "From: 'your Windows Outlook.com e-mail address' on behalf of email@example.com" where firstname.lastname@example.org is the e-mail address that you used instead of your Windows Outlook.com address.