How to use Hide my email in Mail on Mac

Cupertino, December 24, 2021

Hide My Email is one of the most promising new features available on many Apple platforms, including macOS, iOS and iPadOS. The feature is part of iCloud + and makes it possible to use random email addresses. Using a random email address, you can hide your real address and details when filling out forms, signing up for free trials, or any other service.

On a Mac, you can access the tool through System Preferences or the native Mail application on any of the best Macs. Here's how to do it.

What is iCloud +

Hide my email is part of iCloud +, a rebrand of the existing paid iCloud service that comes with some new features. In addition to Hide My Email, iCloud + brings for the first time iCloud Private Relay, custom email domains for iCloud Mail, and extended support for HomeKit Secure Video. Like iCloud itself, iCloud + is available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Use system preferences

If you want to create multiple hidden emails at once, your best bet is to make them through System Preferences. Otherwise, you can create them one at a time through the Mail application, which is detailed below.

Using the Mail application

You can also create and use a random email address through your native Mac mail application. To do this:

  1. Open Email application.
  2. Start writing a our message. You can do this by clicking the New Message icon or by choosing File> New Message from the toolbar.

    Source: iMore

  3. Click from to select an email address to use.
  4. Choose Hide my email from the drop-down menu.

    To create a new random email through the Mail application, click From to select an email address to use.  Choose Hide My Email from the drop-down menu.

    Source: iMore

  5. Compose your email as you usually do.
  6. Click on Submit button to send the email.

    To create a new random email through the Mail application, compose the email as usual, then click the Send button.

    Source: iMore

A worthwhile feature

That's it! Your email has just been sent using a random email address. Therefore, any replies will go directly to your actual email, which is the contact not have.

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