Email is present in large part of individual Internet users, as well as in companies. It is a widely used means of communication. We have at our disposal a wide range of possibilities. Some services offer more storage, others may be more privacy oriented or have more features. However, a problem that is present in most is spam. In this article we are going to talk about AnonAddy , an open source tool that allows us to avoid junk mail when registering on platforms.
The problem of spam, increasingly present
It is a reality that spam or spam is increasingly present. Whenever we register on a platform, we put our data in a form or when browsing the network, we can filter data that causes the entry of junk e-mails in our tray. Especially if we do not take the appropriate measures this can be a problem that even puts our security at risk.
This makes many users choose to create alternative email accounts . This way they can register on online platforms without fear that their main mailbox will be constantly filled with spam.
Now this can be an annoying task and many users decline not to waste time. This brings into play alternative tools that we can use to forward emails from our original account, but through a secondary. This second account acts as a shield, as a barrier, to receive emails when registering on a website, for example.
One of these tools that allows us to avoid, or at least reduce, spam is AnonAddy. It is an open source option that allows us to resend emails without having to enter our real address. A way to protect our account against possible junk mail entry.
AnonAddy, the tool that protects us from spam
We are facing a tool that allows us to protect ourselves from spam . AnonAddy allows you to resend emails through an alternative address and thus prevent our real tray from being filled with junk messages. Its operation is simple and we must bear in mind that we can opt for a free version, which can be more than enough for most users, as well as a paid version and more complete.
To start using AnonAddy, the first thing to do is to enter their website . There we will see the option to start (Get Started Now). We simply have to fill in the information requested. We have to create a user, enter our real address and a password to access. When you send it, we will have to activate the account through an e-mail sent to us.
When we have activated the account we can access it. We can generate an alias to receive emails there when registering on platforms. That alias can be fixed, as well as generate one automatically and uniquely for a specific case.
When creating an alias we are creating an email address. The emails received to that address are automatically forwarded to our real account, but the platform where we sign up never knows what that account is. This allows us to eliminate that alias, that address, and stop receiving junk mail at any time.
It is, in short, a very interesting tool to be able to register on different Internet platforms without the risk of filling our junk mail tray. We can create different aliases, both fixed and temporary , and at any time eliminate them.
As we have mentioned, we have the possibility of using both the free and the paid version. If we are private users who are not going to require a large inbox capacity, the free version is more than enough. Otherwise we can always opt for the paid version.
What do you think of this tool? Do you think it is useful to prevent our real tray from being filled with junk mail?