- Send anonymous messages to protect your privacy
- Free Email Accounts
- 8 Free Email Accounts That Offer Anonymity
Send anonymous messages to protect your privacy
Learn how to find free email accounts and send a truly anonymous email to protect your privacy.
Jokes, false or threatening e-mail messages are fraudulent and illegal. If the message is commercial, then it is spam, and there are US laws such as the CAN-SPAM Act that penalize unsolicited messages and the distribution of obscene content.
Free Email Accounts
Finding a free email account is no problem. Many of them. They are secure (some more than others), but they may ask for personal information during the registration process, including an additional email address that can be traced back to you. In addition, the providers of these free email accounts can identify you.
8 Free Email Accounts That Offer Anonymity
Free email providers that offer anonymity aren’t household names, but they’re there if you know where to look.
TorGuard offers both free and paid email accounts that provide anonymity without ads or marketing. The free version offers 10MB of offshore storage, end-to-end security with SSL encryption and G/PGP encryption.
GuerillaMail provides a free, disposable, self-destructing, temporary email address. No personal information is required. Use it once or until you see spam then delete your account. If you’re using an Android mobile device, there’s the Guerrilla Mail app.
5yMail is another free service that sends email anonymously. The free service has ads at the bottom and email can only be sent to one recipient at a time. To get a response to your email or attach files to emails sent to multiple users, please upgrade to a paid 5yMail service.
CyberAtlantis sends email anonymously by removing the IP address so the recipient doesn’t know who sent it. The site warns against using its service for abuses such as stalking, harassment and death threats, but encourages its use by whistleblowers, human rights activists and government harassers.
Anonymouse is free and allows you to send email without entering any personal information. This doesn’t mean you can send whatever you want, so be aware of the legal implications before sending an email that may be illegal.
W-3 Anonymous Remailer provides email fields for the recipient’s email address, subject, and message. It’s hard to find additional information about the service, which is probably a good thing given its purpose.
Send email is free and all you need to do is specify who you want to send the email to, the subject line, and the message.
Send an anonymous email has a simple interface for entering the recipient’s address, subject and message. No other details are required. The site warns you if you send death threats, insults, slander or anything illegal, it will publish your IP address and block you from the site.
Most of these services have a disclaimer that warns against using the service for illegal activities.
While you do not provide any personal information, ESPs may record the IP address you use to access their sites, which could lead to you, especially if you use a static IP address.
One way to minimize this risk to your anonymity is to use the service from a dynamic IP address, or preferably a public IP address.
To send a truly anonymous email, pass it through the sender chain and remove all traces that lead back to you. This is a reliable and safe, but tedious process.