Apple’s Hide My Email feature allows iPhone users to mask their iCloud addresses when signing up for apps or websites that require access to an Apple ID.
Basically, the feature creates a random email address and authenticates it using your Apple ID. Then any messages sent to that dummy address are automatically forwarded to your real iCloud email account.
How to Turn Off Hide My Email
Hide My Email is a new feature that Apple introduced in iOS 15 to help users mask their iCloud email address from websites and apps that use Sign in with Apple. This way, you can avoid receiving emails from junk mails and phishing websites that try to trick you into providing your personal information to them.
To activate this, all you need to do is select the option called Sign in with Apple and choose the Hide My Email option that will be displayed. Then, your iPhone will generate a random email address and authenticate it with your Apple ID. Then, your iPhone will forward any messages from this email address to your primary email address.
However, one of the downsides to using this feature is that you need to visit a specific page in order to make any changes. That’s because this is the only place where you can see all of your burner addresses, switch them off or alter where they’re forwarded to.
There is, however, another method to create a fake address that you can use with different apps and websites on your device. You can do this by going to the Hide My Email settings page and tapping on Create New Address.
Once you do this, your phone will create a brand new fake email address for you and then label it. From here, you can then take a note of it and even copy it to use elsewhere.
If you don’t want to be able to access these burner addresses, you can deactivate them by following the steps below:
Open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen. Then, touch on your name again and select “Edit”.
In this new window, you will see a list of all your burner email addresses along with their associated apps or websites that they’re linked to. You can then view and change their privacy information or deactivate them by selecting the minus buttons next to each one.
This is a very useful tool that Apple has introduced to help you protect your iCloud email address from junk mails and phishing websites. You can also use this tool to keep your emails private when subscribing to newsletters, creating a new account on an app or sending a message to someone you don’t know well.
How to Turn Off Email Forwarding
Email forwarding allows you to take portions of an existing email conversation and share it with another person or group without cluttering up the original message thread. It can be helpful in a variety of situations, from bringing new team members on board to sharing school drop off procedures with your child’s grandparents.
Gmail offers several ways to forward your mail, including an auto-forward feature that forwards all incoming emails to a specific address. You can also set up filters to send messages matching a specific set of criteria.
One of the most effective and impressive forwarding features in Gmail is the filter-based forwarding which allows you to automatically forward your emails to a particular account using a number of rules that you can customize. If you don’t want to use the auto-forward feature, you can disable it by clicking the “Forward and POP/IMAP” tab in your settings and choosing “Disable Forwarding.”
In addition to its automatic forwarding capability, Gmail allows you to create a number of useful tools that will aid in your email management. For instance, you can enable a follow up email feature to remind you when you haven’t received a response to a certain message.
How to Deactivate Email Addresses
If you have multiple email accounts on your iPhone and you haven’t used them in a while then you may want to deactivate them. This will stop you from receiving any emails sent to these accounts and will remove them from your iPhone, but it won’t delete the information from the account.
To deactivate an email address on your iPhone you need to open the Mail app and select ‘Accounts’. This will show you all of the email accounts that are currently syncing to your device and you can then select the one that you want to disable.
You can also tap the Delete button to permanently remove an account from your iPhone, which will remove the email accounts information and any messages from the app. This method is a great way to clear up your inbox and ensure you don’t have any clutter or old addresses on your phone.
However, if you want to keep a particular email account on your iPhone then you need to make sure it hasn’t been deleted from the server that stores all of the messages. This is the only way to avoid losing those messages that you need or don’t want on your iPhone.
This is a good idea to do if you’re not using an email account anymore or if you want to save the info and messages for another time. You can then follow the steps below to turn it back on again if you decide that you want to receive emails from this account again in the future.
Alternatively, you can use DoNotPay’s Delete Accounts product to remove any email accounts from your iPhone that you don’t need. It’s a very simple process and will clean up your email app so you don’t have any unwanted or spam emails coming into your phone.
How to Delete Email Addresses
Whether you’ve typed an email address wrong, or just don’t want to keep it on your phone, you can delete the account from your iPhone. This will remove the emails that are stored on your device, and make it easier to re-add the email account in the future.
One of the most common reasons to delete an email account is when you are giving your phone to someone else and don’t want them to have access to your email. However, deleting an email account from your iPhone will also wipe all of the data associated with it, so you should be careful before making this decision.
The Mail app is a great way to view all of your different email accounts on your device. If you are no longer using an account or just don’t like how it works on your phone, you can easily remove it from the Mail app in a few simple steps.
If you have used the Mail app on your iPhone a lot and have many different accounts, it’s likely that there are some email addresses that you no longer need to use. If you don’t use these email accounts on your iPhone, removing them from the app will prevent them from showing up in the app’s suggested contacts list.
You can remove an email address from the list in the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Simply touch the blue i button next to the contact you want to remove from the suggested contacts list, and select Delete From Recents.