What is Hide My Email?

Hide My Email lets you create unique, random email addresses to use with apps, websites and more so your personal email address can stay private. It's built in to Sign in with Apple and iCloud+. 

Hide My Email is a service that lets you keep your personal email address private, whether you're creating a new account with an app, signing up for a newsletter online or sending an email to someone you don't know very well.


How Hide My Email works

Hide My Email generates unique, random email addresses that are forwarded automatically to your personal inbox. Each address is unique to you. You can read and respond directly to emails sent to these addresses and your personal email address is kept private.

  • If you create an account with an app or visit a website that supports Sign in with Apple, you can choose to share your email address, if you're familiar with the app or website, or hide your email address, if you'd prefer more privacy. If you choose the Hide my Email option, only the app or website you created the account with can use this random email address to communicate with you. Find out more about Sign in with Apple
  • With an iCloud+ subscription, you can generate unique, random addresses on your device with iOS 15, iPadOS 15 or macOS Monterey or later in any email field in Safari. You can also generate email addresses on demand in the Settings app in iOS or iPadOS, in System Settings or System Preferences in macOS, in the Mail app or on iCloud.com. In iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 or later, you can also keep your email address private in third-party apps. Find out more about iCloud+

Apple doesn't read or process any of the content in the email messages that pass through Hide My Email, except to perform standard spam filtering that's required to maintain our status as a trusted email provider. All email messages are deleted from our relay servers after they're delivered to you, usually within seconds.

You can change the email address that receives forwarded messages at any time. Or you can choose to turn off email forwarding to stop receiving messages. You can manage your addresses created with Hide My Email in Settings in iOS or iPadOS, System Settings or System Preferences in macOS, or on iCloud.com.

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