pivpn VS AnonAddy

Compare pivpn vs AnonAddy and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)
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pivpn AnonAddy
108 96
4,669 1,367
2.8% 6.4%
7.5 7.5
2 days ago 1 day ago
Shell PHP
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-25.
  • Nine Raspberry Pis power this entire office
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-25
    You can set up a Pi-Hole (DNS sinkhole) and Pi-VPN (Wireguard installer and CLI-frontend for small deployments) very quickly. And you can do it on any debian VM or computer, not just Pi.

    Once you have the base OS ready to go, it will take you less than 30 minutes if you know how to muck with your DHCP/firewall settings in your router.



  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/


Posts with mentions or reviews of AnonAddy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-24.
  • How can I file an external complaint about my private school?
  • What is the best practice for email accounts ?
    1. For all the nonsensical accounts/registrations, like social media, forums, shops and games, i use something like SimpleLogin or AnonAddy to generate emails, each service having a unique address you can change without much effort in the event it is compromised. If you find out if any of your email-addresses are leaked, you can now point out the specific service that leaked it.
    If I'm using a service I don't entirely trust, or want my email address associated with OR think they'll bombard me with newsletters and sales garbage.... I use Anon Addy
  • Trump Lost Billboard in Time Square
    reddit.com/r/pics | 2021-10-14
    Reminder that services like AnonAddy and SimpleLogin exist for throwaway emails.
  • GitHub – anonaddy/anonaddy: Anonymous email forwarding
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
  • Questions about email aliases to DDG devs
  • PSA: Major and extensive hack of Twitch, it might be a good idea to change your passwords
    reddit.com/r/runescape | 2021-10-06
    Use an anonymous email service like https://anonaddy.com or https://simplelogin.co which lets you create throwaway emails to use which forward to your main email address. This is also a good way to see which website sold your email info, as it would be clear from which email the spam emails are coming from.
  • Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, references to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing.
    checkout AnonAddy
  • An issue when using AnonAddy with CTemplar.
    reddit.com/r/ctemplar | 2021-10-04
    AnonAddy is an anonymous email forwarding service that allows you to use unlimited aliases for free. I use it for almost all of my emails for added security/privacy. There seems to be an issue when using it with CTemplar.
  • '^(\w|\.|\_|\-)+[@](\w|\_|\-|\.)+[.]\w{2,3}$'
    This and https://anonaddy.com/ if you need some more free aliases :)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and AnonAddy you can also consider the following projects:

SimpleLogin - The SimpleLogin back-end


app - DeFi Blockchain desktop app for Windows, Linux and Mac.

tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

Isotope Mail - Isotope Mail Client

Tutanota makes encryption easy - Tutanota is an email service with a strong focus on security and privacy that lets you encrypt emails, contacts and calendar entries on all your devices.

Mailpile - A free & open modern, fast email client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features

proton-mail - React web application to manage ProtonMail

ProtonMail Web Client - Monorepo hosting the proton web clients

check-if-email-exists - Check if an email address exists without sending any email, written in Rust.

Roundcube - The Roundcube Webmail suite

RainLoop - Simple, modern & fast web-based email client