Last Updated on Aug 19, 2021
While Apple officially announced Hide my Email for Mac and iPhone users But for Latest macOS Monterey or Later and iOS 15 or later, Android folks are attracted to this feature. The reason is, in this digital era, there are many instances where we are asked to sign up using an Email Address, but disclosing personal ID to some random web form or website feels risky. To avoid that, you can use Hide my Email on Windows and Android Phones and Unsupported MacOS, iOS, Without Purchase iCloud Plus plan too. However, we’ve covered several apps and methods to create random email addresses, entirely free except if you wish to go with in-app purchases.
Plus, for the Apple folks who don’t want to get paid iCloud+, you can even try these apps and services for the Hide my Email purpose. Let’s see how to use Hide My Email on Android and Windows PC.
Tips: Use This Feature on Unsupported MacOS, iOS. Or Without Purchase iCloud+ Subscription.
How to Get Hide My Email on Windows?
Option 1: With Firefox Relay
Firefox Relay is similar to Apple’s Hide My Email. With Firefox Relay, you can create up to 5 random IDs for free. When you sign up on Firefox Relay and generate aliases, it will send the emails to the personal email address without entering your email ID anywhere.
The only limitation of the Firefox Relay is that it doesn’t support the ‘Reply’ feature; however, Mozilla will release this feature soon. If you are a Firefox user, download the Firefox Relay extension and create random IDs; otherwise, do it on browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.
- Go to the Firefox Relay website on the web browser.
- Sign up for Firefox Relay with your personal email ID.
- Alternatively, if you already are a Firefox user, then simply install the Firefox relay Add-on in Firefox App, and create an account right from there.
- Once you Sign Up for Firefox Relay, the verification code will be sent to your personal email address; copy/paste the verification code and complete the Sign-Up.
- Thereafter, log in to the Firefox Relay dashboard.
- Find Generate New Alias.
- Firefox Relay will generate a random email address for you, copy that and store it somewhere safe. That email address can be used anywhere to fill web forms, etc.
- You can create up to 5 random email addresses with a Firefox Relay account.
- By following steps 5-6, you can create up to five email aliases.
- Plus, If you’re using Firefox and have installed the Firefox Relay add-on, then click on the Firefox Relay add-on and then click on Generate New Alias. From there, you can copy the randomly generated email.
From now onwards, the Firefox Relay will send messages to your personal email address. Wherever you’ve used the random email address, the incoming emails will go there, and then they will be sent to your personal email address inbox without the need to expose the email address to any website or web form.
You can, anytime, disable or delete the alias to stop receiving the emails to your personal email address. To do so, navigate to the Firefox Relay dashboard and delete or disable the particular alias from the profile.
Option 2: With SimpleLogin
SimpleLogin can let you create up to 15 aliases. That said, it’s an open-source online service that offers paid and free plans. Though, the free plan is enough to fulfill your needs. There is no limitation of any bandwidth or using the SimpleLogin extension on any web browser.
Another benefit is it allows you to create Custom Email Addresses alongside an option to generate Random Email Addresses.
- Visit the SimpleLogin website on any web browser.
- Sign up with your personal email address.
- Next, verify the email address by entering the verification code sent to your email address.
- Download and install the SimpleLogin web extension, depending on your browser.
- Once you’re done installing the SimpleLogin Extension on the web browser, go to the SimpleLogin website and make sure you’re logged in.
- There click on the Random Alias button.
- Copy the random alias generated by the SimpleLogin.
- Moreover, you can create Custom Alias too, click on it and create the desire custom alias.
- Follow the same procedure to create up to 15 aliases with the same account.
How to Create Random Emails on Android (Hide My Email)?
With Firefox Relay:
Firefox Relay doesn’t have the Android App to generate new aliases. You’ll have to use the computer or web browser to generate the new aliases.
- I’ll be using the GBoard on my Android phone.
- Copy the alias on your Android phone.
- Go to any messaging app where you can use the keyboard.
- Once the keyboard is on the screen, tap on three-dots and select Clipboard.
- Tap on the Pencil icon and paste the alias in Add a new item.
- Tap Save.
- You can add more alias by the same method.
- All these aliases are now stored in your Clipboard; you can use them with any website by bringing the Clipboard on screen and copy/pasting the alias.
With SimpleLogin App
SimpleLogin has dedicated Android and iOS apps to use. There’s no need to create aliases on the PC and copy/pasting in the Clipboard.
- Install the SimpleLogin App on your Android phone.
- If you already have a SimpleLogin account, then enter the credentials to sign in or tap on Sign Up and create a new SimpleLogin account. While creating SimpleLogin account, use the personal email address on which you wish to receive the emails.
- From the SimpleLogin App, you can create aliases, disable them as well, as delete the aliases.
AddyManager is no different than SimpleLogin. But the bigger limitation is it has monthly bandwidth of only 10MB, which is very less if you’re expecting heavy emails to your personal email address.
- Visit the AddyManager website on a web browser and register with your personal email address.
- Once you’re in, tap on the Settings option in the upper-right corner.
- Look for the API section, swipe down to the end, and tap on Generate New Token.
- Rename the token if you want.
- Copy the string that appears in a window, keep it somewhere safe, and don’t share.
- Next, install the AddyManager App on your Android Phone.
- Once the app is installed, open it and paste the token that you’ve copied to log in.
- You’ll be logged in to the AddyManager.
- AddyManager allows the creation of up to 20 aliases.
- Use the aliases on web forms or anywhere where the email ID is mandatory, but you don’t want to disclose your personal ID.
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