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    Free anonymous email service without phone number or secondary email verification? Is there any left? Any thoughts or advice.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilkayden View Post
    Create your own email server
    Depending on the level of anonymity you are going for, that's either a good idea or a terrible idea.

    Running a mail server off your home connection:
    - First off a lot of ISPs filter outgoing on port 25, which means it won't work at all.
    - A lot of mail servers will reject mail coming from dynamic IP ranges/consumer ISP blocks.
    - You're basically giving your home IP address to anyone you send an email to, and consumer ISPs arn't exactly known for standing up to requests for subscriber information.

    Running a server off a VPS:
    - If you set it up properly (and I really do mean properly, mail servers will reject mail or consider it spam unless you cross all the I's and dot all the T's..) the mail will probably get through.
    - Most VPSes will want (accurate) contact information not to mention payment information, which means there is still a path back to you, but it's not as direct as phoning up your ISP.

    Depending on the level of anonymity you are going for, the VPS option can work. If you want actual "stand up against a government" levels of anonyminity it becomes very tricky and honestly is best not to attempt unless you actually know what you're doing.

    The death of signing up for online services without providing your real name, address, and phone number is indeed sad. The reason companies are pushing this so hard is advertising. Linking online activity to a real person that can be tracked across services is far more valuable than activity from a made up name/address. I honestly wouldn't mind so much if you didn't read about major services having their user databases stolen every other week. I have no direct objection to giving a service like patreon my contact information, but I don't because of, well, exactly what happened recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyToddler View Post
    Free anonymous email service without phone number or secondary email verification? Is there any left? Any thoughts or advice.

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    Spamgourmet comes in handy. You create custom addresses on the fly, which forward a certain number of messages to your normal mail account. It's quite a clever concept and works well.
    https://www.spamgourmet.com/

    Or there are disposable email services where you get a temporary address for a short time.
    https://www.guerrillamail.com/
    http://www.throwawaymail.com/

    Or just use Yahoo/Hotmail/GMX/whatever and use fake/disposable/temporary accounts for any email verification.
    http://www.gmx.co.uk/

    What are you trying to achieve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoundCoder View Post
    Depending on the level of anonymity you are going for, that's either a good idea or a terrible idea.

    Running a mail server off your home connection:
    - First off a lot of ISPs filter outgoing on port 25, which means it won't work at all.
    - A lot of mail servers will reject mail coming from dynamic IP ranges/consumer ISP blocks.
    - You're basically giving your home IP address to anyone you send an email to, and consumer ISPs arn't exactly known for standing up to requests for subscriber information.

    Running a server off a VPS:
    - If you set it up properly (and I really do mean properly, mail servers will reject mail or consider it spam unless you cross all the I's and dot all the T's..) the mail will probably get through.
    - Most VPSes will want (accurate) contact information not to mention payment information, which means there is still a path back to you, but it's not as direct as phoning up your ISP.

    Depending on the level of anonymity you are going for, the VPS option can work. If you want actual "stand up against a government" levels of anonyminity it becomes very tricky and honestly is best not to attempt unless you actually know what you're doing.

    The death of signing up for online services without providing your real name, address, and phone number is indeed sad. The reason companies are pushing this so hard is advertising. Linking online activity to a real person that can be tracked across services is far more valuable than activity from a made up name/address. I honestly wouldn't mind so much if you didn't read about major services having their user databases stolen every other week. I have no direct objection to giving a service like patreon my contact information, but I don't because of, well, exactly what happened recently.
    I have no problem with my real name, address, and phone number.

    I do have a problem with linking online activity without my knowledge. Just like you said it make me so mad that I had robocalling non stop on my smart phone.

    You are right companies are pushing very hard for advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StripesTheSkunk View Post
    I've been using mail.com for years.
    Is it free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    Spamgourmet comes in handy. You create custom addresses on the fly, which forward a certain number of messages to your normal mail account. It's quite a clever concept and works well.
    https://www.spamgourmet.com/

    Or there are disposable email services where you get a temporary address for a short time.
    https://www.guerrillamail.com/
    http://www.throwawaymail.com/

    Or just use Yahoo/Hotmail/GMX/whatever and use fake/disposable/temporary accounts for any email verification.
    http://www.gmx.co.uk/

    What are you trying to achieve?
    My hotmail, yahoo, and smart phone with google account were all compromised.

    I am looking for email that is free and little more secure without third party users.

    I think I might go with guerillamail.com

    What do you think about any of these emails http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476288,00.asp are

    the other ones just as good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilkayden View Post
    Create your own email server
    Something to look into.

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    Gmail is free. You don't have to give phone# or other info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyToddler View Post
    My hotmail, yahoo, and smart phone with google account were all compromised.
    In what way were they compromised? Were your account passwords cracked, or did you just receive lots of spam?

    If it's just spam, set up a free account with GMX, use Thunderbird for a simple, controlled, "uncluttered experience", and set up an account with Spamgourmet. Give your real friends your real (GMX) email address, and random companies an ad-hoc Spamgourmet address. You can restrict companies to only being able to email you X times (so you can sign up, verify your fake email, and never be bothered again), and since you make-up email addresses for each company, you'll know who gave away your details.

    In case you're interested, here's how Spamgourmet works. You create an account with a username, and enter your email address. You never need to visit the Spamgourmet site again. From then on, you simply make up new email addresses in this format: identifier.number.username@spamgourmet.com.

    So, if you found a dodgy site saying, "Enter your email address and we'll send you a free PDF", fully suspecting that they will spam you to hell, you could sign-up using [email protected]. Once three emails have been sent, all subsequent ones to that address will disappear before they reach you.

    To make sure you don't accidentally re-use email addresses, I tend to put the date they were created in the identifier field. Oh, and if you enter the number as 0 (zero), you will receive an unlimited number of messages, but that's still useful as you can see which email address you created has been compromised. Also, you can log in to Spamgourmet and disable that email address.

    It's hard to explain, but dead simple to use. I've been using it for probably... 15 years...? (I don't think they've changed the website in that time, which probably shows, but who cares if it works?!)

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    Oh, and if you want privacy (so no one but the recipient can read the message) check out PGP encryption. I don't use it myself as both parties need PGP installed (and I don't have many secrets!). But it's an interesting idea, and you can use it in Thunderbird, thus working it in to the scenario above:
    http://lifehacker.com/180878/how-to-encrypt-your-email
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

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    If you want something truly anonymous, you can find a few TOR services, although I doubt you need something that anonymous. If you do, look around for a service called "Sigaint"

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