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How does one create and assing an alternate email to my admin profile for outlook?
I have a vanity domain and would like to create an alternate email address.
Actually Office 365 supports multiple email addresses with one account, you can added as many SMTP addresses as you like for your account. Please see Proxy Addresses.
However, proxy addresses can only be used for receiving emails. If you would like to use the alternate email address to send emails. I suggest you create a distribution group with the vanity domain, add your user account to the group, and then grant Send As permission of the distribution group to your account. After that, you will be able to use the alternate email address to send and receive messages.
Please refer to the following links to grant the Send As permission:
Use Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online
Give Users Send As Permission
Distribution group doesn't need a license. Once you have added yourself as a member of the distribution group, the email sent to the distribution group will be delivered to your Inbox directly.
For more information about distribution group, please refer to Create a New Distribution Group.
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Reken, while your suggestions and links led me to discover more outstanding options, and further inspired me, it did not directly provide a solution to my quest.
I gather that we are not able to create and assign alternate email to an existing account.
I am not looking for SMTP configurations (I think) because I am designing and building a strictly online platform.
Question: In order to create a distribution group, do I have to assign it a license? It is not clear to me. I created a distribution group but when I tried to test it, it seemed to fail or I do not know where to go to read the emails sent to the distribution group.
P.S. I have a suggestion: provide a link below your answer that directly brings us back to the original response.
Do you have any other questions?
I had the same problem every time I create a distribution group and try to send an email to this group from an external email it fails, because by default when create the group it is only allowed to receive emails from internal users!!
- All you need to do is to go to Users & Groups and then select the group you want to enable external emails to
- scroll down t Delivery Management from there you can choose Senders inside and outside of my organization
Ahmed M. Alayyoubi