On the heels of Facebook’s privacy issues, controlling the use of your own personal information has never been so important.
Unfortunately, everything we do seem to require an email address, even the apps we use on our phone. With digital fraud so rampant it feels like a risk to privacy by giving out your email so freely.
To maintain privacy, make sure your information isn’t bought, sold, or even used to spam other email accounts. One way to control your email is to create at least two different email accounts:
- A basic email address for personal use
- An email address for public use
Having two email accounts may be effective, however, you now have two inboxes to keep track of. Who needs the hassle of keeping up with more email?
Instead, we recommend the use of a disposable email address. These email addresses are used, not only keep your personal emails private but also to track where your email addresses are utilized, and if they are sold.
Creating a disposable email is as easy as 1,2,3:
- You must have an active email address, for example, HarryStiles@dundee.net
- Add a + or – followed by a tag*, HarryStilesfirstname.lastname@example.org
Use a tag* that corresponds to what you are signing up for. For example, the tag flowers could be for a gardening blog or an email account associated with a floral shop.
Use this email until you no longer wish to be contacted by this company. Simply remove the disposable email address from your account, which effectively blocks content coming into that email address, your inbox
Disposal email accounts allow you can create as many emails as you need, and once you’re finished with them, just throw them into the bin. Therefore, if your email address is sold to a third party or you find your inbox suddenly is slammed with spam there is a simple fix.