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Conceal My Mail creates momentary e mail addresses

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The latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, brings new privacy features to people who pay for iCloud storage.

One of the most handy new features is the ability to create a temporary email address – an address that isn’t tied to your identity, but still forwards messages to your inbox. It’s called “Hide My Emails”.

These burner emails are great for logging into forms on the web that you might not want to share your main email address with, Apple said when it announced the feature in June. Users can set up any number of burner email addresses and delete them if necessary.

There’s a catch, however: users have to pay for iCloud storage. Hide My Email is part of iCloud +, a new suite of privacy features for people who pay Apple for iCloud storage.

This is how it works:

Create a new email address

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  • Make sure you are subscribed to get additional iCloud storage. Hide My Mail works with any iCloud subscription, even the 50GB plan that costs $ 0.99 per month.
  • Start the Settings app. It’s what looks like gears.
  • Tap your Apple ID name at the top of the screen.
  • Tap iCloud – it should say what storage plan you have.
  • Tap Hide my email.
  • Tap Create New Address.

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  • Fill out the form – you can label each burner email address and ask for a different randomly generated burner address.
  • When you finish composing the email, you can use it anywhere and it will forward messages to your Apple ID email account.

Change forwarding address

  • If you want to forward emails from Brenner Emails to another email address, that’s easy too.
  • Start the Settings app.
  • Tap your Apple ID name at the top of the screen.
  • Tap iCloud, then tap Hide my email.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen. You should see a box called “Forward To”.
  • You may need to set up a new email address in your iCloud account – you can’t just enter any email address you want.
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