Creating new email aliases

Last Updated: March 3, 2020 aliases

This article guides you through the steps to create a new email alias on AnonAddy. There are currently two ways to create new aliases.

Option 1: Create aliases automatically on the fly

To create aliases on the fly all you have to do is make up any new alias and give that out instead of your real email address.

Let's say you're username is johndoe and you are signing up to example.com you could enter example@johndoe.anonaddy.com (or .me) as your email address.

The alias will show up in your dashboard automatically as soon as it has forwarded its first email.

This works the same way for custom domains and additional usernames, your aliases are created as soon as they receive their first email.

New Alias

If you would like to create an alias at a shared domain e.g. @anonaddy.me then you must generate it beforehand using option 2 below.

If you start receiving spam to the alias you can simply deactivate it or delete it all together!

Option 2: Generate a unique random alias

You can click the "Generate New Alias" button on the website (or use the browser extension) to generate a random UUID or random word (paid plans only) alias.

Generate New Alias

After clicking this button a modal will appear with some options for the alias domain, the alias format and an optional description. It is generally a good idea to add a description for the UUID/random word aliases even if you are using a password manager as it can be easy to forget what they were used for.

Generate New Alias Modal

Once you are happy with the details click "Generate Alias" and you will see something like the below at the top of your dashboard:

86064c92-da41-443e-a2bf-5a7b0247842f@anonaddy.me

or this:

circus.waltz449@anonaddy.me

These kinds of aliases are useful if you do not wish to include your username in the email as a potential link between aliases.

You can now give this alias out and start receiving forwarded emails for it.

Note: If you generate a UUID/Random Word alias at your own username subdomain or custom domain then it does not count towards your UUID/Random Word alias limit

You can also use the API to generate a new alias, full API documentation can be found here - https://app.anonaddy.com/docs