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ShowAlias for Outlook 2010/2013/2016
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Updated: 12-March-2018
     See also: ShowAlias for Outlook 365
ShowAlias has been created to allow a user to see if an e-mail has been sent to his main (default) e-mail address or an alias address.

Current version:

The utility is an Outlook COM add-in.


  1. Download archive file to any folder on your workstation. Execute appropriate msi file and follow the instructions.

  2. Run Outlook. Select File > Options > Add-ins and make sure that ShowAlias exists in "Active Application Add-ins" list (1).

    ShowAlias installation picture #1


  1. In Outlook navigate to Inbox. Click VIEW (1) >View Settings (2) > Columns (3). Select "User-defined fields in Inbox" from the list (4). Select Received As field (5) and click Add button (6).

    Final result is shown below at right (7).

    ShowAlias testing - picture #1

  2. From external address you can operate (i.e. send a test message to you default address and another test message to your alias address.

    ShowAlias testing - picture #2

  3. Open the message sent to alias. Note there is the "Received as: ..." field.

    ShowAlias testing - picture #3

ShowAlias has been tested with Outlook 2010/2013/2016 32-bit versions.


Select Start > Control Panel. Select Programs and features. Select ShowAlias in the list. Right-click and select Uninstall. Follow the instructions.

This application is free of charge if you are using it for your individual non-commercial purposes.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide support services to users of freeware IvaSoft products.


Difference between free and commercial versions

The commercial version can work with all Inboxes (assuming you have several ones). In contrast, the free version can work only with the default Inbox.

The commercial version has an Options tab:

ShowAlias commercial version options picture #1

Price for commercial users
License type   Price per unit   Your payments will be securely processed by Share-It   
Site license USD 1500.00   Shopping Cart      ORDER         Share-It Customer Support center
Enterprise license (including the source code) USD 7000.00 Shopping Cart      ORDER

All transactions are securely processed by our external registration providers
Site license covers a single organization in one location (building complex). If you purchase a site license, you may use the program in an unlimited number of your company's computers within this area.
Enterprise license covers all computers of single organization world-wide. If your company has many branches even with thousands of machines, Enterprise license covers them all.

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