Microsoft Kills Off Outlook/Hotmail Linked Accounts, Introduces Aliases
If you’re a Hotmail/Outlook.com user and have several accounts linked to each other using the ‘linked accounts’ facility, this news might come a bit as a shock but Microsoft is about to kill this extremely handy feature.
Linked Accounts allowed users to switch between accounts in a few simple clicks and saving you the hassle of logging in multiple times for multiple addresses. Trouble is, this is soon going to change.
According to Microsoft, over the next couple of months the service will be stopped and instead they will help people to move to a more robust and secure way of managing multiple email addresses. Users of linked accounts who want to consolidate their email will need to set up email forwarding to their primary account.
The reason for its decision to kill off linked accounts is that while the feature was handy for the users, it was also benefiting the bad guys, as linking accounts means that hackers could gain access to multiple email accounts by just compromising one.
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