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October 15, 2021

Create your own burner email addresses


From CNBC and CNET:

The newest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has new privacy features.

One of the handiest new features is the ability to create a "burner" email address โ€” a random, temporary, anonymous address not linked to your identity that still forwards messages to your inbox.

It's called "Hide My Email."

These burner addresses are good for signing up in forms on the web when you don't want to share your primary email address.

Hide My Email also takes aim at spam by thinning out your inbox so as to keep junk mail from showing up.

Users can spin up as many burner email addresses as they need and delete them when it's convenient.

However, there's a catch: Users have to pay for iCloud storage.

Hide My Email is part of iCloud+, a new set of privacy features for people who pay Apple for iCloud storage.

Apple's guide to Hide My Email is here.

October 15, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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