Microsoft today announced that it will be going to stop supporting linked accounts for Outlook.com in late July. The company said that “a lot of things have changed since we introduced linked accounts” as a reason over this as now “people want to have one Microsoft account to access all their devices and services, including email inboxes, calendars, people, and so on.“ Moreover, the company also believes that the linked account are not only less robust option but also less secure as compared to aliases.
Microsoft shared that it has added two new features:
- Mail forwarding – you can now forward all email from a secondary account to your primary. It’s easy to set up a folder structure to keep email as separate as you like.
- Send email from another account -you can configure the secondary account as a “send-only” address. When combined with email forwarding, it means you can both receive and send email from that email address, all within your primary Microsoft account.
Adding further, the company says that it will be sending email about this change in the next few days, including the steps you should take, to everyone who is currently using linked accounts. And, also if in case when you sign in with a linked account, you itself will see a notice with the same info while if you don’t use linked accounts, there’s nothing you need to do.