Replying to email using an alias

Last Updated: March 3, 2020 aliases

This article guides you through the steps to reply to an email forwarded to you on AnonAddy. This allows you to reply anonymously without revealing your real email address.

An example of how it works

Each forwarded email has a Reply-To: header set. This header will look something like this:

Reply-To: <<alias+hello=example.com@johndoe.anonaddy.com>>

Where hello@example.com is the address of the person who sent you the email and alias@johndoe.anonaddy.com is the alias that forwarded you the email.

Almost all mail clients respect the Reply-To: header, so all you need to do is click reply and it should automatically fill the To: field with the correct address.

Some users have reported that Gmail's web mail has not been using the Reply-To header. If this is the case then you will have to manually copy the value of the Reply-To header and use this instead.

To check if a reply has worked properly check in your dashboard if the reply count has been incremented for that alias.

Alias reply count