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How to send anonymous emails

The first question you could ask by reading the title of this post would be Why? Why would anyone want to send anonymous email when there are tons of other email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. with a suite of premium features to offer?

There can be no definitive answer to this question because we don't use anonymous email services on a daily basis and, the use case that most people might think mostly destructive (e.g. spamming).

First, I would try to change the way we think about these services, agreed that there are many ways in which these services can be used for wrong purposes, but think about this, your current email account wherever it can be kept up Google, Yahoo or any other such site publishes ads, and not just any random ads. These ads are personalized and targeted to your online presence. This means that if you are logged in to your Google account and you are a sports fan and you read, share and share constantly on sports, it is obvious that the ads that Google will place in search results and in Gmail will be regarding products sports and fitness brand. The whole idea of ??targeted ads may not seem like a big deal for most of us, but considering the not-so-recent NSA fiasco that has revealed that the government is carrying out massive surveillance over user data and the companies involved in giving their access, not sure how secure our online identity is with these companies. Therefore, anonymous emails ensure that your emails are not traceable and cannot be tracked.

Indicating use cases, here are some.

  • For registration on websites that someone could only use once for e.g. Download websites that require the email address.
  • To post comments on blogs that require access.
  • To remain anonymous on the web, protect your original identity from mass surveillance programs

With that said, let's take a look at a couple of ways you can send anonymous emails

By creating aliases for your email ID

This may not be the best option, but Microsoft's Outlook email service allows you to create aliases to your email. An alias is nothing more than an additional email address for the same account. This means that while the original email (email protected) email (email protected) is known to your friends and colleagues, you can create an alias for the same account as (email protected) and (email protected) and still use the email original to send anonymous emails. Let's take a look at how.

1. Sign in or register for Microsoft Outlook

Click gear icon in the upper right corner and click Options

In Account Management, click Create an Outlook.com alias

Create a new email address and click Add alias

Now you have your alias ready which you can manage from this page

Now, whenever you create a new email, click on your name in the upper left corner to see a dropdown list of all your aliases.

By creating an email ID that has no relation to your original account

If you are not sure whether to search for sites that offer anonymous email services but still want to use an anonymous email address, you can always sign up for Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook etc. With an ID that has no relationship with your social profiles or your primary email address

This is not the best way to do this, since signing up for a legitimate email service is a time consuming process, especially when you want multiple email addresses, which is why the third option would be the best of all.

Using an anonymous email service provider

There are over a hundred websites that allow you to send anonymous emails, while the concept behind it remains the same, that is, by creating an email address that has no relation to the original account, the services mentioned below eliminate the hassle of signing up. They are free to use and we are going to cover 5 of the best anonymous email providers

1. Mailinator

Mailinator one of the most used services to maintain anonymity on the web. Offers users the ability to instantly create a disposable email account, without registering.

You can create a random email address of your choice, then use it to sign up for websites you don't trust with your primary email address. All emails from these websites will go directly to your disposable email account which you can check at any time.

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2. Anonymouse

Anonymouse one of the oldest online e-mail service providers. You have the facility to send the email directly from their home page, although it is not yet possible to add attachments. While the website looks like a static HTML page created years ago, Anonymouse serves almost 1,000,000 emails every day.

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3. Anonymous HideMyAss email

If you are a university student or a resident of mainland China, HideMyAss is no stranger to you. HideMyAss one of the most popular online proxy services and VPN providers, which allows you to access websites that have been blocked in your region. From the same people who brought you HideMyAss VPN and HideMyPhone, comes an anonymous email service, aptly called Anonymous email.

Anonymous email allows you to create an anonymous account, even if the compromise reached with the brand and its popularity you have to register for the service for which you have to sacrifice your real email address and every time you have to check / send an e-mail you have to go through a conventional access system. However, you have the option to specify when your account expires.

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4. Guerrilla mail

Guerrilla Mail offers a disposable and self-destructive email account that is automatically deleted in one hour. Although it cannot be used for an extended period, it still remains useful for instant use.

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5. 10 minutes of mail

10 Minute Mail similar to GuerrillaMail in many ways, but you get the flexibility to extend the duration of access to your account by 10 minutes on this site, before your account self-destructs. You can use the exclusive disposable email address that the site generates for " receive only e-mail "(possible to reply to received mail, but not possible to compose new mail). This may not be so useful, but it certainly helps you when you want to quickly sign up for a website / post comments and reviews on an online article.

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Conclusion

While there are hundreds of websites offering anonymous email services, the biggest obstacle that arises while encouraging users to use it is the lack of knowledge of these services and also the trust of problems with suppliers. The lack of legitimate use cases makes it clear that these sites / services do not have a large user base compared to traditional email providers. But considering the current online security scenario, it's worth a try.