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Apple’s new Hide My Email feature aims to reduce spam in your email inbox by letting you generate random email addresses when you fill out an online form or sign up for a website so you don’t always have your real address.
Here’s how Hide My Email works.
How Hide My Email protects you from spam
Apple’s new Hide My Email feature lets you generate random, unique email addresses when you need to enter your email address on a website. It will then forward email to your actual inbox, while reducing the number of lists your legitimate email address appears on.
With Hide My Email, you can create and delete as many addresses as you need at any time, giving you more control over who can contact you. This is similar to, which uses your iOS device to verify your credentials, rather than your social account logins, which could leave you vulnerable to being tracked online.
Here’s how it seems to work, based on the WWDC presentation: When you reach a field online where you need to enter your email address, you can tap and tap the field Hide my email. A box with a random email address will appear so you can add a note so you remember what you’re using it for. When you’re done, tap Use. To manage these email addresses, go to iCloud > Hide My Email, and you can see a full list.
Hide My Email is built right into Safari, Mail, and iCloud settings. It’s coming as part of the fall software update to:, , and iCloud.com.
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