Microsoft has this week announced that it is Outlook.com email service will stop supporting its linked accounts feature and will expect users to replace their linked accounts with aliases.
Microsoft says that using aliases rather than linked accounts within their Outlook.com service is a much more secure way for users to use the system and multiple email addresses.
In the next few days Microsoft will start sending out emails to account holders explaining what needs to be done when they remove support for the linked accounts on their Outlook.com service. Microsoft’s Eric Doerr explains:
“There are a number of people who have more than one email address and want to manage these multiple email addresses from Outlook.com. Linked accounts were introduced in 2006 as a way to quickly switch between different accounts each with their own email address. Over the next couple months, we will stop supporting linked accounts and instead help people move to a more robust and secure way of managing multiple email addresses: aliases.”
For a full rundown on the reasons why Microsoft has removed the linked accounts feature in its Outlook.com service jumped over to the Microsoft Outlook Blog where a post from Eric Doerr explains everything you need to know.
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