How to delete an email alias from or Hotmail

Looking for the link to the page to delete an email alias from or Hotmail account? Find how to delete an email alias from your Microsoft account.

Follow the steps below to delete an email alias from your or account. If you are looking for information on creating aliases in, check out other articles on

If you don't want to see all the steps to see the page where you can delete an alias, you may just click on this link and go directly to the page and do the same. Here is the link:

Delete alias from interface

If you are in interface, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the gear icon on top right corner

2. Click on "More mail settings"

3. Click on "Account details (password, addresses, time zone)"

4. Click on "Notifications" in the left panel.

5. Click on "Manage email preferences".

It will take you to the page with the title "Your email addresses" and display all of your aliases under the title "Other email addresses". Click on the link "Remove" next to any alias name to delete that email alias from your Hotmail/Outlook address.

Delete alias from interface

If you are using the old Hotmail interface, you have to follow slightly different path to reach the page where it shows all of your aliases. Click on your name in top right corner of your Hotmail page. Click on the link "Account" and then click on "Notifications". From that page, you can click on the link 'Manage email preferences' which will take you to the same where you can delete the email alise. alias limits

According to the sources from Microsoft, you can create a maximum of 5 aliases for any account per year. Deleting an alias will not allow you to create a 6th one. Also, you can have a maximum of 15 aliases in an account.

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Guest Author: Lineke13 Mar 2013

I deleted the alias in hotmail, because I wanted to create a new account with that same email. Now I can't create another Microsoft account, it will say: "This email address is also your Microsoft account. You can use it to sign in to Microsoft sites and services."
Can someone help me with this?

Guest Author: GM16 Jun 2013

This option doesn't exist. I have an email address in my aliases that I no longer have access to, haven't for years and can't remove it.

Tried where it says to no option there.
It is a send only email address, but I would like it removed.

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