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Sending anonymous emails is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how to get an anonymous email and how it works.

Who needs to use anonymous mail?

  • Journalist.
  • Lawyer.
  • Reporter. You discover that your boss is fraudulent and need to report it anonymously.
  • Individuals who do not want Tech giants like Google reading their emails and tracking their online behaviour.
  • People who care about online privacy and want to protect it.
  • Companies. Meet the requirements of GDPR, PDPA or other privacy laws. Keep the commercial information secrete.

In addition to these situations, there are various reasons why people need to use anonymous email to hide their identities. Here, we do not list them one by one.

How to get an anonymous email

Sending anonymous emails is not that difficult if you choose a good email provider.

Liverado is a secure, encrypted email service provider. All emails are end-to-end encrypted between Liverado users. You also can use Liverado to send encrypted emails to non-Liverado users. Liverado implements zero-access encryption, ensuring the messages are only accessible to you. Lear more features

How to create a Liverado account?

The first step is to visit Liverado.com and click the start free-trial button in the upper right corner of the screen.

Next, you'll be able to choose the account type that best suits your privacy and anonymity needs. Liverado offers three types of memberships:

  • Nubo, $2/month (Nubo is a standard membership that provides common features and a fair storage limit for everyone.)

  • Tondro, $6/month (Tondro is a customizable membership that provides advanced features and suits professional usage.)

  • Fulmo, $30/month (Fulmo is our premium membership that provides encrypted email service for intensive users.)

Liverado also accepts cryptocurrencies if you would like to make the payment anonymously.

Unlike Gmail or similar services, Liverado does not ask for your phone number or other identifiable information.

You can choose any username and password you want. Liverado doesn't store your password anywhere, so Liverado will never know your password.

Finally, click the Sign up.

Now, you can start to send anonymous emails.

Send anonymous emails with Gmail

You might say you're used to Gmail and don't want to give it up. So, can you use it to send anonymous emails?

Gmail wasn't designed to keep your information and email conversations private. It can be convenient, but if you're looking for privacy and security, you should look elsewhere.

About Google's privacy issues are well documented. Even Google itself does not deny that it is collecting your data.

Let's say you don't want advertisers to know every detail of your life so they can send personalized ads. In this case, Gmail is not your best option.

You need a private email service with the following security features:

  • End-to-end encryption.
  • Zero access encryption.
  • Anonymous payments.
  • Anti-phishing and anti-spam protection.
  • Dead-man switch.
  • Self-destructing email.
  • Javascript protection.
  • Multi-factor Authentication.

Gmail has none or very few of these features. And, even if you open an account under a pseudonym, Google will still ask for your phone number for verification. So, Gmail is not a good way to send anonymous emails.

How to send anonymous emails without being tracked?

Suppose you created an anonymous email account and want to start sending emails. However, someone could still trace the email back to you. The message you send may not contain any information itself. However, mining email headers can reveal your IP address if you use a good GeoIP location service.

How to make sure your emails won't be traced back?

Do not send anonymous emails from your PC at home or work. Make sure your IP address is not leaked in some way. One way to avoid this is to go to another place (such as a public coffee or library) and set up an account there.

But it doesn't always work, and public WiFi is not secure, especially if you need to send sensitive data.

Here are three better ways to hide your IP address and make sure your anonymous email doesn't track you:

Using a proxy server

A proxy server will be a gateway between your computer and your real IP address and recipients. Usually, when you send a web request, it goes directly to the target server before you visit the site.

With a proxy server, the request is first sent to the proxy, which then makes the request to the target server on your behalf. This way, as far as the other party is concerned, the request comes from the proxy server and its IP address.

Using VPN

Another way to hide your IP address is using a VPN service. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and like a proxy, it makes traffic appear coming from another IP address.

That's the similarity between the two. VPNs are set up at the OS level, unlike a proxy, which acts as a man-in-the-middle, capturing the traffic of every app you're using (even those in the background) and encrypting it before it reaches its destination on the Internet.

The result is that neither the target server nor your ISP can trace the signal back to you.

Use Tor Browser

You can also use Tor.

What is Tor?

Tor is free and open-source software for anonymous communication.

Tor, or The Onion Router, redirects your Internet traffic through a particular network. The network includes thousands of repeaters that will hide your location from traffic analysis and monitoring.

Using anonymous email over Tor is the safest.

In conclusion

Although Gmail is free and convenient, it is not secure. In fact, you can't send anonymous emails through Gmail either. Then, accessing anonymous email via Tor is the safest, and almost no one can track you down.

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