Selecting New Email Address

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  1. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    So incase you haven't heard, Microsoft have launched their new email service @Outlook.com (good-bye Hotmail), and I'm in there claiming my email addresses..

    So now I've been thinking where addresses that have a dot in them to separate the name looks more professional.. for example:

    First.Last@Outlook.com
    FirstLast@Outlook.com

    or how about

    F.Last@Outlook.com


    Your thoughts please?
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    Wow. How did I miss that MS was lauching a 'new' email service? :confused:

    I went with first.last@outlook.com .

    Seems more professional IMO.
     
  3. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    Either of the first 2 look good. I have never seen though f.last, just flast@outlook.com.
     
  4. Prof., Jul 31, 2012
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    :eek: I, too was unaware of MS new email service. I went with first.last@outlook.com :)

    I downloaded the SkyDrive app to my MBP. It's nice to have cloud storage again. :)
     
  5. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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  6. StevenB14 macrumors regular

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    You could get all versions of the email address if you wanted by clicking the gear icon at the top right then clicking on more email settings.

    From here click create an Outlook alias. It appears to let you create as many as you want.

    Your main email address will still be the account default/main but you can send and receive mail from each alias. If someone sends an email to an alias and you hit reply it automatically sends it from that email address.

    Hopefully this is of some help :)
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Still no support for desktop e-mail clients. What a fail.
     
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040

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  9. StevenB14 macrumors regular

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    I would agree but unfortunately I couldn't get that for my name :(

    firstlast@outlook.com is what I got though so I'm happy with that. Normally I never get my name without having some kind of number or extra.
     
  10. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Thats probably the second best option, so don't get too down about it :)
    Its times like this I'm glad I have a fairly unconventional name. I have yet to find a service where my first and last name are taken in any configuration.
     
  11. iampaulb macrumors regular

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    I think the whole mail service and Microsoft is a fail TBH! Just signed up for outlook.com to see what i was like. outlook.com all nice and pretty in the Windows 8 format. But go to your calender and you are taken back to the old and very outdated Hotmail and its calender.

    Once again Microsoft put something out which isnt finished, EPIC FAIL i feel.
     
  12. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the tip actually; was not aware. :) :)

    But I could secure my First.name@outlook.com. Puhhh. Same as .live, same as .me same as .icloud.

    Though I hope that .outlook would be just an alias; but looks like a new mailbox. Why not.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    I tried a couple variations on my name, and initials and they're already taken. I usually try to jump on something quickly since my name Michael Flynn, is quite common. I was not as quick as I should have been.
     
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  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    @msn.com ... @hotmail.com ... @live.com ... @bing.com ... @outlook.com .... ???

    I went LastFirst@outlook since FirstLast and First.Last were taken already. same as my @me account though.

    Don't think i'll use it, but i guess it's good to have.

    anyways, was i the only one who had to do the captcha 7 times? [​IMG]
     
  16. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    No, me too. I think four times. I hate those.
     
  17. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are lucky. I still have not been able to get past the captcha. :mad: Now it says I have tried too many times... etc.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    Same here, pain in the neck. Why couldn't they set the web page up to confirm/deny the email choice w/o the captcha
     
  19. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, the captcha sucked.

    I used f.last since flast firstlast first.last were all taken. :/. Really weird since I don't have that common of a name..
     
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  21. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I went with first.last@outlook.com and filast@outlook.com (first initial).

    Saw the Engadget story at work and thought it looked sleek so snatched them up! I find it funny to be geeking out about a new email client. I think I'd rather switch over accounts/info rather than import/forward all my gmail nonsense over.
     
  22. Prof. macrumors 601

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    If I never hear the term "Epic Fail" again, I will be happy.

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    Same here. I had to refresh the captcha 8+ times to finally get one I could decipher. :eek:
     
  23. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I snagged f.last@outlook.com, and I'm trying to add the rest as aliases - am I the only one having trouble with that? Keep getting an error message. :/

    I don't think I'll use them (quite happy with .me), but it's not a bad idea to snatch my name just in case it comes in handy later.

    GMail ignores dots, so f.last and flast would be the same thing. I wish other clients did the same, although I suppose it means less email addresses available...
     
  24. 184550 Guest

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    I set up three aliases an hour ago and didn't have any problems.
     

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