Free Email Accounts for Email Anonymity

Send anonymous messages to protect your privacy

Here's a collection of the best free email services that allow you to send emails anonymously. Although some ask for personal details during signup, that's typically only to help you recover your account if you forget your password.

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GuerillaMail provides a free, disposable, self-destructing, temporary email address. No personal data is required. Use it once or until you see spam, and then delete the account. If you use an Android mobile device, download the app.

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5yMail includes an advertisement at the bottom of each email and permits you to send to only one recipient at a time. If you want a reply to your email or want to attach files to emails sent to multiple users, upgrade to 5yMail's paid service.

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CyberAtlantis removes the IP address from your email, 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-persecuted individuals.

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Anonymouse lets you send an email without entering any personal information at all. That doesn't mean you can send anything you want, so be aware of the legal ramifications before you send an email that might not be legal.

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W-3 Anonymous Remailer

W3-Anonymous Remailer

W-3 Anonymous Remailer provides email fields for the receiver’s email address, a subject, and a message. It's difficult to locate any more information about the service, which, considering its purpose, is probably a good thing.

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Send Anonymous Email

Send Anonymous Email

Send Anonymous Email has a plain interface to enter the receiver’s address, subject, and message. No other details are required. The site warns if you send death threats, abuse, slander, or anything illegal, it will publish your IP address and block you from the site.

Most of these services have a disclaimer of some kind that warns against using the service for illegal activities. Prank, fake, or threatening email messages are fraudulent and unlawful. If a message is commercial, then it is spam, and U.S. laws, such as the CAN-SPAM Act, apply penalties to nonsolicited messaging and the distribution of obscene content.

Other Options

Some services ask for your email address or other personal details; some record the IP address you use to access the platform, which could monitor your IP address. To send a truly anonymous email, send it through a chain of remailers and remove all traces that lead to you. Likewise, consider using a VPN (virtual private network).

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