“Hide My Email” is a new feature in iOS 15.2 with iCloud Plus tier subscription which presents the ability to create unique and random email addresses that link to your personal Email box each time the user wants to keep their original email address private and hidden.
Since iOS 15.2 is still under testing and as such only available to Apple developer Beta testers, this feature was hence spotted and related by those already experiencing iOS 15.2 beta. However the “Hide My Email” feature will be widely available upon the official stable rollout of iOS 15.2 by Apple.
Meanwhile, using the Hide My Email feature will place all the emails sent to the random Apple-created email address on forward which will be delivered to you on your main email account and you can as well relate a response if required through your main email and it will be delivered using the email address and ID of the coverup email. Which will place the receiver of the mail on a blind spot given that they will not be able to uncover your original email account address.
This can go a long way to help users who hates email marketing texts given that you can use the “Hide My Email” on third-parties website that might require you subscribe to their marketing newsletter, entering a dummy address gives the ability and chance to delete the address at will any time, thus making sure no unwanted emails can breach your inbox.
How Use Apple Hide My Email Feature in the iOS 15.2 Mail App
- Open the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad device.
- Tap the New Message icon in the bottom-right corner of the main Mail screen to compose a message in the normal way.
- Fill in the To: field. Next, tap the Cc/Bc, From: field to collapse it and then tap From again.
- next, scroll to the bottom of the list of available addresses and select Hide My Email.
- Then couple your email text as you would normally and send it.
Furthermore, users also have the ability to deactivate or delete any email addresses generated by Hide My Email feature then change the forwarding address at a later date.
Been a paid iCloud Plus member, you have the opportunity of creating and using random multiple email addresses. Hence, if required to enter your email address on a website in Safari. Just select the Hide My Email option when it appears on the screen.