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How to add an alias to an Office 365 account and how to set up Outlook to send email messages as this alias

Summary

This article describes how to add an alias email address to a user’s Microsoft Office 365 account by using Microsoft Exchange Online and how to configure Microsoft Outlook to send email messages as this alias. These steps involve setting up a “dummy” POP3 account by using the user’s alias.

More Information

Step 1: Add an alias to a user’s Office 365 account

In Office 365 for enterprises
  1. Sign in to the Office 365 portal.
  2. In the header, click Admin.
  3. Under Exchange Online, click Manage.
  4. In the left pane, click Users & Groups, and then click Mailboxes.
  5. In the list of users, select the user to whom you want to add an alias email address, and then click Details.
  6. Expand E-Mail Options. A list of user’s email addresses is displayed.
  7. Click Add to add a new alias email address.

In Office 365 for professionals and small businesses

  1. Sign in to the Office 365 portal.
  2. In the header, click Admin.
  3. Under Outlook, click General settings.
  4. In the left pane, click Users & Groups tab, and then click Mailboxes.
  5. In the list of users, select the user to whom you want to add an alias email address, and then click Details.
  6. Click E-Mail Options. A list of user’s email addresses is displayed.
  7. Click Add to add a new alias email address.

Step 2: Obtain the POP, IMAP and SMTP settings of the user’s Office 365 account

  1. Sign in to the Office 365 portal, and then in the header, click Outlook.
  2. Click Options, and then click See All Options.
  3. In the left navigation pane, click Account, and then click My Account. Under Account Information, click Settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access.
  4. The Protocol Settings window lists the POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings for the user. Keep this window open or copy the settings information. You will need the information in the next step.

Step 3: Configure Outlook to send email messages as the alias

1. Open Outlook with the Office 365 profile.

2. Click File, then click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.

3. On the E-mail tab, click New.

4. Click Manually configure server settings or additional server types, and then click Next

5. Click Internet E-mail, and then click Next

6. Enter the following information:

  • Your name: The user’s display name
  • E-mail Address: The alias that you want to send from.
  • Account Type: POP3
  • Incoming mail server: Use the POP setting that you obtained in step 2. It should resemble pod#####.outlook.com.
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Use the SMTP settings that you obtained from step 2. It should be the same or similar to the POP3 setting.
  • User name: The user’s Office 365 sign-in name/email address.
  • Password: The user’s Office 365 password.

7. Click More Settings.

8. Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then click to select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.

9. Click the Advanced tab, and then click to select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box.

10. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, type 587.

11. In the Use the following type of encrypted connection list, click TLS.

12. Under Delivery, set the delivery options that you want.

13.Click OK.

14. Click Next. The account settings that you entered are tested. When these tests are completed, click Close.

15. Click Finish.

A POP3 account is created for the alias. However, you must also have to make sure that this POP3 account does not send and receive items in Outlook.

Make sure that the POP3 account does not send and receive items in Outlook
  1. In Outlook, click File, click Options, and then in the left navigation pane of the Outlook Options window, click Advanced.
  2. Under Send and receive, click Send/Receive.
  3. In the Group Name area, select All Accounts, and then click Edit.
  4. In the Accounts list, select the new email alias account.
  5. Click to clear the Include the selected account in this group check box.
  6. Click OK, click Close, and then click OK.

Note To change whom the email messages are sent from (either from the user’s aliases or primary address), you may have to enable the From field in Outlook. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Outlook, click New E-mail to open a new email message.
  2. Click the Options tab. In the Show Fields group, click From to enable the From field in all new email messages.

Applies To

Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise

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