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I read that revealing your age in your email address isn't in your favor when you're job hunting. Is it possible to change from one email address to another WITHOUT opening a new account and deleting the old one (i.e. johndoe1984@hotmail.com to john.doe@hotmail.com)? I was researching, but I couldn't find any information about it.

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  • Don't think so, but you could make an alias within Hotmail, that way, you will have your old email and a new email, but to access them, you have to login with your old email... – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ May 26 '14 at 12:47
  • I guess delete it is. – PowerTowerDad May 26 '14 at 12:49
  • Is there something wrong with aliases? I might be able to think of an alternative... – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ May 26 '14 at 12:49
  • I love simplicity, and I don't use the old email anyway. Your advice is helpful, but I'll delete it anyway. – PowerTowerDad May 26 '14 at 12:51
  • I think you should hold off deleting it... Someone may know a way... – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ May 26 '14 at 12:51
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From your current Hotmail account, you can make an alias and set this alias as your 'primary alias':

If you want a new name for your account, you can add an alias, make the new alias primary, then remove the original alias. Source

a) To add (or remove) the alias:

Go to www.outlook.com, login. Click your username at the top right, click "Account Settings". Click Overview > Add or Change aliases > Add alias (or remove). Make an account email

b) To set the new alias as your primary one:

Go to http://account.live.com. Click account aliases. Click "Make Primary" under your new alias.

c) To remove the original email address, go to step a).

NOTE: THIS WILL REMOVE ALL YOUR EMAILS IN YOUR OLD EMAIL AND NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU UNTIL THEY KNOW YOUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!!

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Don’t delete. Instead, create a new one and forward your emails to the old one (or vice versa).

Keep both addresses without having to make your current contacts update their address books.

Otherwise, the alias method mentioned makes sense, but I wouldn’t want my emails deleted.

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