How to keep your real email out of the hands of marketers and data breaches

When signing up somewhere new, FigLeaf offers to create a masked email to use instead of your real one. Because the site you’re signing up at can only see your masked, random email address, it’s impossible for them to share your real email with their partners. That means less spam directed to your real email in your inbox. And if the site is ever hacked, your real email address won’t be included in the breach.

Don’t worry, you’ll still get all your email. Messages sent to your masked email address are forwarded to your real one instantly. And if you reply back from your inbox, they’ll see your masked address, not your real one. You can also turn off email forwarding or block a specific sender. 

On signup pages:

1) Hit the green leaf in the email field.

2) Click Create unique masked email.

3) Click Create strong password in the password field.

4) Finish signing up.

Using the FigLeaf extension:

1) Click the green leaf at the top of your web browser.

2) Go to Autofill.

3) Click Create masked email.

4) Use it on any site.

In the FigLeaf app:

1) Click Masked emails on the main page.

2) Click Create masked email in the upper right corner.

3) Add a site name to tie your new masked email to a specific site.

4) Customize an email prefix and turn on forwarding if you want.

5) Save your masked email and settings.

Once you create a masked email, it will be saved in FigLeaf. When you return to a login page, your info will be filled in for you. Plus, FigLeaf will notify you if it spots your new masked email in a data breach.

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