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When we use some of the most popular mail services, we are likely to ask for a lot of personal information.
But there are ways to send an email protecting our privacy and identity.
This can be useful if, for example, we do not trust the computer we are using or we want to send an email immediately and for some reason we do not have access to our account.
We tell you how you can do it if you need it.
One option, among others that are available, is the free page: http://www.sendanonymousemail.net/
According to the service itself, every day more than 60,000 anonymous emails are sent from their servers.
The page warns that sending a fake or joke email may constitute a fraud , even if that was not the intention, and that the page can not be used for illegal activities.
You can also do it through this page: http://send-email.org/
It is very simple, you just have to enter and fill in the sender’s field, the subject of the email and the text.
It is a very useful service if, for example, you lose access to your mail temporarily, or if you need to send a message very fast.
A protected account
If you prefer not only to send a specific email, but to open a fully anonymous and protected account, experts recommend using ProtonMail.
ProtonMail is considered one of the safest email services that protect your privacy.
This service offers end-to-end encryption and uses an encryption key that prevents even system administrators from entering your messages.
In addition, the Association for the Progress of Communications – which has consultative status for the United Nations – offers some advice if you have to send messages without revealing any details of your identity and you want the sender to be unable to trace. Among them:
- Create an account in a service committed to privacy and that does not disclose technical details about the sender. It is common for emails to contain hidden information about the servers they went through until they reached the receiver. However, some servers delete this information. The association recommends using Riseup.net, Hushmail.com, countermail.com or Gmail.
- Use the application The Onion Router (TOR) that anonymizes your information and deletes the marks left by the messages on their way to the receiver.