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Topic # 133879 6-Nov-2013 15:53 Send private message

After procrastinating for over a year, on Monday I finally brought a domain name and then setup a custom domain on Outlook.com (originally I was going to do a paid Exchange subscription, but I thought I would try free first)

So far, all good but after stumbling around Microsoft support and Google I am struggling to see if three things are possible.

1) I had to use one my other Hotmail accounts to setup the custom domain. Now that everything has been setup, can I use my custom domain login to manage my custom domain or do I need to keep on using my Hotmail logon?

2) It seems that I have two Hotmail logons, the one I know the password to (and the one I mention above) and another one that I don't know the password too. The password reset takes me to a gmail account that I have never used and when trying to reset that password it takes me to one of my ISP email accounts.
I am currently working through the reset password process on these accounts so I can gain access to them. Assuming I can get this done, is it then possible to 'link' or view any emails in these Hotmail accounts in my custom domain account. 

3) After creating my primary custom domain email, I wanted to get smart and create an email address similar to subscriptions@[mycustomdomain.co.nz] to handle all my subscriptions. However rather than it being another account to log into, I wanted to see any emails that arrive at this address to be shown in the mailbox of my primary email address. I thought this should be easy to do but for the life of me can't figure it out.

Can anyone help with these questions
If none of these are possible using the free Outlook.com, are they possible using a paid subscription of Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Office365?

Thanks

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  Reply # 928451 7-Nov-2013 05:16 Send private message

1) you must use your Hotmail account

2) this can get a bit iffy, post a new thread about it once you've got access to those accounts.

3) what you're after is aliases, it may be called email forwarding, I can't remember. You can set it up in the custom domain management site




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Stefan Andres Charsley

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  Reply # 928464 7-Nov-2013 07:10 Send private message

You need to use this command line app to manage aliases for your custom domain:
https://wlalias.com/




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  Reply # 928465 7-Nov-2013 07:12 Send private message

Remember that Outlook.com is very different from Office 365 - it doesn't have all the features offered by the hosted Exchange service.

You can create an alias for outlook.com, hotmail.com addresses but not for your custom domain. You can do this only on Office 365.




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  Reply # 928695 7-Nov-2013 12:11 Send private message

My mistake on 3. Here's an update:

3) what you want is aliasing but custom domains don't support aliasing. What you can do is use email forwarding to forward the emails from one account into the other.
See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/mail-email/outlookcom-custom-domain-alias-bounces/18a86fbf-889f-48e8-9d19-dddb01439869




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  Reply # 928701 7-Nov-2013 12:15 Send private message

charsleysa: My mistake on 3. Here's an update:

3) what you want is aliasing but custom domains don't support aliasing. What you can do is use email forwarding to forward the emails from one account into the other.
See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/mail-email/outlookcom-custom-domain-alias-bounces/18a86fbf-889f-48e8-9d19-dddb01439869


Yes you can, see my answer above.
https://wlalias.com/




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  Reply # 928806 7-Nov-2013 14:37 Send private message

CYaBro:
charsleysa: My mistake on 3. Here's an update:

3) what you want is aliasing but custom domains don't support aliasing. What you can do is use email forwarding to forward the emails from one account into the other.
See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/mail-email/outlookcom-custom-domain-alias-bounces/18a86fbf-889f-48e8-9d19-dddb01439869


Yes you can, see my answer above.
https://wlalias.com/


You may want to re-read my post. This isn't officially supported by Microsoft and has caveats. It could be removed by Microsoft at any time without notice, I doubt it but I still reiterate that it isn't officially supported and it does have problems so read the documentation carefully if you choose to use this tool.




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Stefan Andres Charsley

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