Email Masking Services


Hey Paul just finished listening to the Halle Berry edition of Windows Weekly :). I thought I’d share the email masking services I use since you brought up Firefox’s new Relay service. It’s pretty decent however there are some better ones that offer more features. SimpleLogin and Abine Blur are my 2 favorites right now. They all offer free plans with lots of emails to create and features.

Outlook email gives you 10 email alias. It’s very good too.

I know Gmail and other email services offer the [email protected] feature. However, that gives away your “Batphone” email. And the purpose is to hide your real email to protect it from spam, phishing attacks, database leaks, and from too much junk coming into it.

If anyone know of any other email masking services please share! The more privacy tools we have the better!




Comments (7)

7 responses to “Email Masking Services”

  1. christianwilson

    I use Apple’s iCloud “Hide my Email” feature, and it works well, but obviously only an option for those using iCloud.

    • j5

      Hide my Email is a great option for Apple users! I use it with some iOS apps.

  2. mi1984

    I know this isn't going along with the topic of this post but as someone who posts their business email openly online I have to say I think "email masking" is not a solution. Email needs to be reworked to be able to block from the source or from the route it takes.

    As a local small business I really don't need email from outside the US, I don't need to be sent "masked email" I mostly just need local legitimate email. Wouldn't it be nice to have an option to accept or not a long distance email or maybe charge people for sending me long distance email. Or before an email can be sent it's route must be announced and verified and approved.

    If someone wants to send me junk it should be on them to jump thru hoops not me

  3. asdfasedasdfasdf

    I use a couple of these services (my Thurrott login uses SimpleLogin), but twice in the past 6 months, I ran across a service that did not accept an email using either (SimpleLogin) or (ManyMe, another service) as valid. It appeared they had blacklisted the domains from these two services. So I think eventually that will become common and these services will die on the vine. In the end, I think it's only the big boys who will be able to offer this service. You can't exclude domains from the big email providers.

    • j5

      More websites and apps are catching on to them. That's why it's good to use more than one. But also know that none of them are full proof. But there are always going to be others.

  4. darkgrayknight

    I do this via having my own domain and can create any email addresses I want to as either aliases or full email accounts.

    • j5

      Right, but it's still the same domain name no matter what. So it's very easy to see that's it's all from the same person or place.