Make Use of “+” Aliasing in Outlook.com

outlook "+" alias

If you are a Gmail user, you probably know that you can quickly create an email alias by appending random term with a “+” behind your username. For example, if your username is john@gmail.com, you can use random alias like john+notes@gmail.com and it will still be sent to john@gmail.com. The good news is that for Outlook.com users, you can use this “+” aliasing method as well.

outlook "+" alias

So if your email address is john@outlook.com, any email alias of the format “john+anything-here@outlook.com” will still reach your inbox. You can then make use of Rules (Sweep -> Manage Rules) to setup filter for your incoming email. (it will work for Hotmail.com as well)

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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