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#92723 4-Nov-2011 19:11
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Hi,

Trying to help out someone who has two domains...lets pretend they're:

  • MyDomain.com
  • MyDomain.co.nz
...cause thats kind of what I'm dealing with.

My question is this:
Can I set up Windows Live Domains for both of those domains so that emails to:
  • example@MyDomain.com
  • example@MyDomain.co.nz
End up in the same email box?

Effectively - can I have a domain alias for another domain and avoid the need to use two email accounts?  Sure I can set both up in Outlook, but would be handy for this person if emails to either address end up in the same place.

The person would prefer Windows Live Domains as they like Hotmail - but if that cannot do this, am I correct in believing Google Apps can?

I'm not after a Hotmail is better than GMail argument or vice versa - just want to make sure I can recommend the best solution for this persons needs :-)

TIA

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  #541289 4-Nov-2011 19:26
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  #541292 4-Nov-2011 19:34
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Dang.  Could I set up a forward from example@MyDomain.com to example@MyDomain.co.nz?

Edit: I see I could, but that it could get deleted after 270 days unless its logged into.

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  #541947 7-Nov-2011 11:00
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You could do it this way:
Setup email forwarding on both domains (*.com and *.co.nz) to forward to *.hotmail.com. This should be done in the Domain control panel provided by domain provider.

In hotmail, (now mail.live.com), setup both *.com and *.co.nz as "Add another email address", this will allow to send mail using *.com or *.co.nz on behalf of *.hotmail.com, if using the browser based interface.

Also set Reply-to address in hotmail options.

If using Outlook or other email client, set up email using the hotmail settings, and set reply-to as teh *.com or *.co.nz.

It does get messy, but without an alias this works to some extent.



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  #541954 7-Nov-2011 11:21
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I considered setting it up so that the .com forwarded to the .co.nz (they'll both be Windows Live accounts) and then doing as you said.  Wouldn't this have the same effect but use one less account?

The bit that worried me was the note in Hotmail that says an email account is deactivated if its not logged into within 270 days. That means .com account would need to be logged into periodically.

As the person will be using Outlook, I think I'll just set up the two accounts as they're happy with that.  Was just hoping I could provide a tidier solution (and I still can in the future).

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  #541956 7-Nov-2011 11:30
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If you setup Outlook using hotmail credential, it will be a login attempt to hotmail, and will satisfy the 270 days criteria. The 270 days criteria is troublesome only if you auto-forward the hotmail emails to another account. In redirecting *.com or *.co.nz to hotmail and setting up hotmail in Outlook, the condition would be satisified.

You can forward .com to .co.nz, as you had thought, or both to hotmail. In either case you need to setup only one Outlook account and receive emails on both in the same mailbox. The issue is when the email is replied it will only pickup default hotmail address or the Reply-to address.

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  #541980 7-Nov-2011 12:27
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Can you not just setup the .com domain to forward to the .co.nz domain in the domains control panel (ie, don't even hook it up to Windows Live) and hook the .co.nz up to windows live and check it that way?

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