Be Careful Using Hide My Email Everywhere

Hide My Email is a great privacy feature of Apple's iCloud+ service. But using it to sign up for sites means your ID is now unique and unusual. This can be a problem if you need to get support from that site or reset your password.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Be Careful Using Hide My Email Everywhere”

    David Chadderton
    3 months ago

    You can find the addresses you have used and the sites you have used them on in System Preferences if you go to iCloud -> Hide My Email.

    Erik Gregorie
    2 months ago

    I used Abine.com for a while with a service to blind/mask my address and the ability to "turn off" the company's access to me and then miss something that I really needed to hear about. I had to turn the forwarding back on again. I can see someone using the hide ability on a credit card site or the like to be "more secure" and then not get an email they really need to see.

    Jasper
    2 months ago

    Is there a way to make a back up of your Hide-My-Emails? Presumably it’s somewhere in Library or cloudkit so maybe a Terminal command could make a text file. (At least, I do this with Safari bookmarks).

    I use an Apple text expansion to a single Hide-My-Email address for stuff like restaurant bookings. So it’s not site-unique but it’s a little easier to keep track of than full Hide-My-Email. Probably the most important thing is not to give out your Apple ID email and use an alias.

    2 months ago

    Jasper: The idea with Hide My Email is to use them once or for just one site/service. Sounds like you would be getter off using an alias (iCloud offers those, and also some others) or plus addressing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKA-csnrqFw

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