What are best practices when setting up email addresses?

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  • SimpleLogin

    The SimpleLogin back-end (by simple-login)

    If you give out your professional email publicly like on business cards, expect spam arriving within 2-3 days since people will have you in their contact list and if they're hacked or caught up in chain-mail then you will be BCC'd into that chain mail or otherwise have your email in the hands of spammers.

    For personal accounts, I've heard great things about SimpleLogin[0], AnonAddy[1], and Firefox Relay[2] to tackle spam. It's also worth having both a ProtonMail account & a Tutanota account if email privacy is a concern. Many services scan your email to target you with ADs, like Yahoo & Gmail, so avoid those if you can.

    [0] https://simplelogin.io/

    [1] https://anonaddy.com/

    [2] https://relay.firefox.com/

  • fx-private-relay

    Keep your email safe from hackers and trackers. Make an email alias with 1 click, and keep your address to yourself.

    If you give out your professional email publicly like on business cards, expect spam arriving within 2-3 days since people will have you in their contact list and if they're hacked or caught up in chain-mail then you will be BCC'd into that chain mail or otherwise have your email in the hands of spammers.

    For personal accounts, I've heard great things about SimpleLogin[0], AnonAddy[1], and Firefox Relay[2] to tackle spam. It's also worth having both a ProtonMail account & a Tutanota account if email privacy is a concern. Many services scan your email to target you with ADs, like Yahoo & Gmail, so avoid those if you can.

    [0] https://simplelogin.io/

    [1] https://anonaddy.com/

    [2] https://relay.firefox.com/

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  • AnonAddy

    Anonymous email forwarding

    If you give out your professional email publicly like on business cards, expect spam arriving within 2-3 days since people will have you in their contact list and if they're hacked or caught up in chain-mail then you will be BCC'd into that chain mail or otherwise have your email in the hands of spammers.

    For personal accounts, I've heard great things about SimpleLogin[0], AnonAddy[1], and Firefox Relay[2] to tackle spam. It's also worth having both a ProtonMail account & a Tutanota account if email privacy is a concern. Many services scan your email to target you with ADs, like Yahoo & Gmail, so avoid those if you can.

    [0] https://simplelogin.io/

    [1] https://anonaddy.com/

    [2] https://relay.firefox.com/

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