Mask Your Email Address While Using it on Shady Websites.
Consider the following situations:
- You want to subscribe to a temporary service.
- You want to chat with people on a questionable online forum.
- You must share your email address with people you don’t trust.
In all of the above cases, it makes no sense to use the original email address. Anyone can do a reverse Google search on your email address and find out who you are.
Sure, you can use online services like Fake Mail Generator to receive one-time emails, but this is just a temporary mailbox. They will delete all your messages after a few hours or days. And don’t forget that most temporary emails are captured by spam filters.
We are interested in a long-term solution. The masked email must be linked to my original email address so that every reply to my masked email is automatically forwarded to my original email.
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And guess what, there are several online services that mask your email for free. I use and recommend Blur (formerly known as MaskMe).
Blur is a privacy-focused browser extension. In the free version, you can disguise your email and create a strong password. But if you want an extra option like masking your phone number and credit cards, you have to pay $ 4 per month. But for our task, the free version is sufficient.
Follow the instructions
Download and install Blur in Chrome or Firefox.
Then go to the Blur control panel by clicking that URL and enter your email address where you want to receive forwarded emails.
Click Mask Email Masking.
In the next window, you will see a list of your masked email addresses that you can use as an alias. You can even create new masked emails for different tasks.
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This is it; you can use this email address in the contact form on another website. And any response you receive to that email address will be automatically redirected to your linked email address. These messages will be masked by what is written in the subject line.
You can only receive emails to your masked emails, you cannot use Mask emails to create a new email. If you want to do this, your only option is to create a new email account from scratch.
The service is free and works with all email clients. Mask has no access to your email account data. I have tried this on several websites where temporary email addresses were not accepted. But luckily, the email mask generated by Blur worked well.
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