using alias as primary email

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So I have a Microsoft account that I have been using to login to windows since windows 8, in the format me@mydomain.com

 

The email for mydomain.com is NOT hosted with Microsoft, it is used only for login.

 

Then I decided to make use of Microsoft free email account, this was back when it was live.co.uk

so I added an alias of me@live.co.uk

This used to work with the old windows live mail.

 

Since it has become outlook.com, everything has changed and I now have a problems.

It wants to use my primary login as the email address, which of course it cannot since it is not hosted with Microsoft.

If I try to add me@live.co.uk to outlook desktop app, this doesn't work.
It creates a user named "outlook_DE4D13B44.....etc" and won't actually download the mail.

I cannot change my primary alias to me@live.co.uk as this will break all the services which I have linked to my Microsoft account for authentication.

Is there any way I can still have my Microsoft login as me@mydomain.com but use me@live.co.uk in outlook

 

 

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