Microsoft 365: Set up email aliases / forwarders to external addresses in Exchange #

Free email forwarding / aliasing is a common feature at most mail hosts, but Microsoft appears to have left the process undocumented for their 365 Exchange offering. Here's how:

  1. Head to (click Recipients → Contacts if the link lands on the Exchange admin center Home page)

  2. Click "Add a mail user"
    Microsoft 365 - adding an allias or forwarder

  3. Fill out required fields (Display name, Alias, User ID, Domain, and Password) and enter the desired destination address in the optional "External email address" field
    Microsoft 365 - adding a forwarder or alias

  4. Click Next → Create

H/T: 4IT

/misc | Dec 17, 2022

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