Hide My Email Available in Mail App With New iOS 15.2 and macOS Monterey 12.1 Betas

iCloud+ subscribers who use Hide My Email can do so directly from the Mail app after installing the iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, and macOS Monterey 12.1 betas that came out today.

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The feature update is outlined in Apple's release notes for the beta, and it should make Hide My Email much more convenient to use on Apple devices. For those unfamiliar with Hide My Email, it is an iOS 15 and macOS Monterey feature available to anyone with a paid ‌iCloud‌+ plan (priced starting at $0.99 per month).

Hide My Email allows users to create unique, random email addresses that forward to a personal inbox. It's similar to a password manager for email addresses, with users able to generate random email addresses for each website or login.

All the emails sent to the random Apple-created email address are forwarded to you so you can respond if needed, but the person on the receiving end does not see your real email address. And if you start getting spam emails from someone, you can just delete the email address and put a stop to it.

Hide My Email was previously available from the ‌iCloud‌ Settings on Apple devices, but now it can also be accessed directly in the Mail app. In the Mail app when composing an email, click on the "From" field to see the option to generate a "Hide My Email" email address. Selecting this feature will generate a random email address, effectively concealing your true email address.

Related Forum: macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
16 months ago

Shame that hide my email does not always work in Safari, most sites are ok, some though don't
have autofill on by default or something similar and it does not work.
Is there a way to create one elsewhere?
Cheers
Yeah I have the same issue with password suggestion by Apple actually. Often it suggests me password but then I do not get the pop up to actually save it to my keychain in the next step and so I just made an account with a password I don’t know
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
16 months ago
Exactly correct. Should have been this way from the start. Glad to see Apple iterate.

‘’all the new privacy features are scattered across various options. Apple should consolidate.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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16 months ago


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svish Avatar
16 months ago
Hide my email is one of the good things launched this year. Don't have to give out actual email id!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timeislove Avatar
15 months ago

This and private relay are low key iOS 15’s best features.
that was the reason i upgraded to ios 15 and became a icloud paid member right after the public release of ios15.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaanee Avatar
16 months ago
Does Hide My Email and Private Relay work only with iCloud email id or all email ids (Gmail, Outlook, Work email) added to the Mail app. Does it also work with Gmail and Outlook apps or you have to add your Gmail id to the Mail app for it work?
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