You give your email address to lots of websites and services. Sometimes you have to sign up for an account, or to receive a newsletter (often to get a one-time discount). Other times you may just want to access content on a website, like a white paper or ebook. Companies often collect email addresses in exchange for free content so they target you for potential sales.
But you don’t always want to give out your personal email address. After all, you know you might get spammed, and that it is sometimes difficult to unsubscribe from newsletters. If you just need one-time access to a content site and never want to hear from them again, you can sometimes use a disposable email service. However, many content sites block addresses from disposable mail services because they want your real address.
A great alternative is to use a unique, per-service, anonymous email address that forwards to your main email account. Two such services are Apple’s Hide My Email—which is built into macOS, iOS, and iPadOS—and DuckDuckGo Email Protection.
In this article, we’ll look at these two services and discuss the pros and cons of each one.
Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.