How To Use Hide My Email On Mac and iOS

Hide My Email is a new privacy feature of macOS and iOS that allows you to create forwarding email addresses to give to sites, services or anyone you send email. The recipient never sees your real email address. You can use this to manage future spam email or just maintain a level of privacy by not sharing your real email address.

Comments: 11 Responses to “How To Use Hide My Email On Mac and iOS”

    Bruce C
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks, Gary! I used HME (alias1.xxxx@icloud.com, e.g.) to sign up for a newsletter at a site (e.g., product.com). Later, I wanted to ask that site some questions about a product. I couldn’t find a way to send an email from alias1.xxxx@icloud.com, to jake@product.com, e.g., and ended up creating another HME (alias2.yyyy, or whatever HME generated) for the correspondence. Am I missing something, or is there no way to send an email to XXX@product.com from alias1.xxxx@icloud.com?

    4 weeks ago

    Bruce: I don’t see a way to do that.

    Larry W
    4 weeks ago

    Does Hide My Email work with Gmail?

    4 weeks ago

    Larry: It is meant to work with iCloud email, but also has a feature where it will work with your Apple ID email address if it is on a different server. However, I can’t test that easily.

    Mike
    4 weeks ago

    Everytime I choose to purchase something on my iPhone instead of my email address showing on the screen so that I can log in and choose password, it just says HIDE MY EMAIL, how can I stop this from occurring, I don’t want to use HIDE MY EMAIL

    4 weeks ago

    Mike: You can choose your regular address from that menu, or ignore it and type.

    JC
    4 weeks ago

    Will this work with any email app, like Spark?

    4 weeks ago

    JC: No. It works with the Mail app and iCloud+.

    MB
    3 weeks ago

    If a website offers checkout as guest using Apple Pay. Can you manually create an HME and add it to your Apple Pay for that one time purchase and then stop forwarding/deactivate said HME once purchase is complete without your actual email being exposed? Or does this only work for signing up for websites?

    3 weeks ago

    MB: I don’t think there is any way to have it work that way.

    Ed Adams
    3 weeks ago

    often when I am trying to create a login hide my mail does not show up – any idea why?

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