You’ll Never Have To Give Out Your Real Email Address Again

By | March 16, 2014
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MaskMe

The more I use MaskMe, the more impressed I am with it. It’s a really good password manager, but it does something that password manager don’t do: Whenever you’re signing up for something that requires your email address, MaskMe will generate a disposable email address which you can use to sign-up for something without giving anyone your real email address. If and when the site you signed up for sends you email, MaskMe will forward it to you. If you don’t want email from that site, just have MaskMe block all future emails from them by clicking “This is spam”. That’s cool. No more spammy emails, no one has your real address (except MaskMe, and even then no one from MaskMe can see it because it’s stored encrypted — and only your password can un-encrypt it.

What I like about MaskMe is that whenever a site asks for my email address, MaskMe pops up and asks if I want to Mask My Email or use my real address. It takes zero extra time and MaskMe will create an infinite number of masked email address for you — and all emails sent to your masked addressed can be tagged as spam and you will never get another mail from that sender.

MaskMe does other great things too — it’s a decent password manager, which keeps getting better and better and better. And if you want to spend $45 a year, you can mask your credit cards, phone numbers and more. If you’re happy just masking your emails and having a good password manager, then the free version will work for you just fine.

MaskMe is an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers, and it works on Windows, Android and Apple — so you can use it on just about any internet-connected device you own. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer users, there’s no MaskMe extension for you.

We highly recommend you give the free version of MaskMe a try – we think you’ll find it very useful.

Get more information about MaskMe and/or get get MaskMe from here.  

We’ll let the developers tell you a little about MaskMe now:

If you ever give out your information online, stop now and add MaskMe to your browser. Between high-profile hacks and the NSA scandal, it’s clear the Internet is a place where our daily activities are recorded, shared, and linked together to tell an incredibly detailed story. The radical solution is to simply stop giving out your personal information. This is the promise of MaskMe, announced today after a year of development effort from privacy company, Abine, Inc., makers of DoNotTrackMe, currently used every day by more than three million people in 50 countries around the world.

MaskMe literally “masks” your personal information, including your email address, phone number, and even credit card number by creating disposable aliases that work with users existing email, phone, and credit cards. Add MaskMe to your browser, and whenever you sign up for a website, a coupon or daily deal, or shop online, MaskMe instantly allows you to give masked information in one click. With Abine’s patent-pending technology, emails forward to your existing inbox and calls and texts forward to your phone so you never miss important communications. However, because a website doesn’t have your real information, you are in charge and can block them from contacting you at any time. MaskMe is smart and shows up when users need it, like when a website asks for your email address, but gets out of your way when you don’t want to use it. It also includes additional features that make browsing faster and easier, such as secure account storage and auto-fill. MaskMe is immediately available at abine.com for Firefox and Chrome browsers and for Apple iPhone and iPad and Google Android devices.

It costs you nothing to take MaskMe for a test drive. We think you’ll really like it. Get more information about MaskMe and/or get get MaskMe from here.  

Remember MaskMe works with Chrome and Firefox browsers only. It works on Windows, Apple and Android devices.

5 thoughts on “You’ll Never Have To Give Out Your Real Email Address Again

  1. Ken Roberts

    If it weren’t for spam I would get very little e-mail, maybe one or two a week . Can’t help it I am just one popular guy . In truth this sounds like a very good program to have may give it a try . thanks for the freeware .

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  2. YvonneInBetween

    I downloaded “Mask Me” and never bothered to set up the account. However; I was appalled when I went to my online bank and Mask Me had my username and password already filled in, all I had to do was click on “Login.” Accessability to my account was there for anyone sitting at the keyboard. I was mortified!

    I know it was Mask Me because I removed it, went back to my banking site and the login information was blank (like it is supposed to be). I even have trouble signing in to my account if I don’t do it just right.

    So needless to say Mask Me will be “masked” from my computer. That kind of help I don’t need…

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    1. infoave Post author

      This is vastly incorrect and inaccurate. First, in order for MaskMe to memorize your passwords you have to type them in and answer Yes when MaskMe asks if you want it to remember them. Your second inaccuracy is that “anyone sitting at your computer could access …” This is blantantly not true. MaskMe uses a master password system.

      I know what you’ve done. You have stored your passwords in whatever browser you use (IE, FIrefox, CHrome all ask if you want them to remember your passwords, and a lot of people say “Yes”- including you).

      Anyone sitting at your computer could always access your accounts – and always have been able to because you have allowed your browser to remember your passwords and automatically fill them in. I know this for a fact because I’ve been using MasMe for over a year and I know how it works and I know what it does.

      You cannot use MaskMe without an account, for one thing. And secondly, unless your logged into your account with your Master Password MaskMe won’t fill in a thing (exactly like LastPass, RoboForm, and other password managers).

      You are blaming MaskMe for exposing what you’ve always done — you’ve always allowed your browser to remember your password and to log you into your accounts because it’s quick and easy.

      I have used MaskMe for well over a year — and your comments are very inaccurate.

      All anyone has to do to know that you’re not giving an accurate account of your experience is visit the MaskMe web site and read the documentation — there is no way you used MaskMe without an account and no way that MaskMe would fill in your password or user name if you were not logged in using your master MaskMe password.

      I am allowing your comments to be posted for the simple reason it illustrates what we’ve written about dozens of times: Never let your browsers store your passwords/usernames or other confidential data. If you do, as you so aptly point out, anyone sitting at your computer could access any of your accounts by doing nothing more than opening your default browser and going to your banking site or any other site that requires you to log in.

      It’s really a shame when people post this kind of stuff about a really decent and secure program like MaskMe…had I know had so much experience with it for over a year, I might have had to double check — but there’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t use MaskMe for something.

      Another Note — if you log into MaskMe it will stay logged in until you logout or reboot your computer. This is how other password managers work by default. Last Pass (for one) offers an advanced feature where you can adjust the time your login expires — say 30 minutes, so every 30 minutes you have to re-login. But generally, you have to log out of your account (MaskMe) if you’re going to be leaving your computer.

      And one more thing. If you password protected your Windows User Account you wouldn’t have to worry at all about someone logging into anything of yours. A simple Windows Key + L would lock your computer until you returned to it and no one would be able to access anything anyway…MaskMe, RoboForm, LastPass — or not.

      Don’t blame MaskMe for security issues you’ve created yourself.

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  3. YvonneInBetween

    Well I beg to differ with you! I downloaded Mask Me, went to read what had to be done, and left the site because I did not want to take the time to be bothered. And unlike Google (my browser) who puts a window across the top of my monitor asking if I want Google to remember my login information, and gives me time to respond, I caught Mask Me quickly blip something in the upper right hand side of my monitor on two occasions and it disappeared before I could respond. So I did not give it ‘permission.’
    Yes; Google does store the login information I give it permission to do, and I checked the saved passwords list, to see if my banking login info was there. It was not! Last night I downloaded MaskMe 3 times to see what the heck was going on with my banking login info. Each time I uninstalled MaskMe, my banking login info was left blank for me to manually put in. Everytime I downloaded MaskMe, my login banking info automatically showed up insitu and all I had to do was click the Login button. I never gave MaskMe instructions on what to do with my email, passwords, or anything else! As I wrote; I just did not want to be bothered. I gave no “master password” to MaskMe. I don’t even know where it is done…… as I have said: When I first downloaded it, it looked like “too much work” and I backed out and left it alone intending to deal with it later.
    You say you’ve used this program over a year; maybe the version currently available for downloading is a little more sensitive than the version you originally downloaded.
    Maybe there is something ‘supernatural’ going on. All I know is, I removed it because after discovering what it was doing with my banking login, I could not find a way to make it discontinue automatically filling this information in.

    I know you have a reputation to uphold and I look up to your advice each time you publish a weekly or daily newsletter. I have followed you since you first published years ago. I am not trying to make you look dishonest, or stupid, or uncaring. I simply relayed my experience with MaskMe. But I swear; I did not set up a password with MaskMe, and I keep meticulous records of all my passwords in a book. I could not function with it.

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    1. infoave Post author

      I know how it works. And millions use it. So apparently you have a computer unlike anyone else’s…because you have an option of saving passwords to MaskMe or not. You also have the option of removing passwords, changing passwords or generating passwords.

      Now I could connect to your computer with Cloudeight Direct and prove I’m right, would you like me to do that? No charge.

      I know how MaskMe works and I know it does not save passwords without asking you and I know you can remove any password you don’t want it to remember. So unless you’re willing to let me connect to your computer and prove what I’m saying (and I know what I would find), then let’s just leave this here. OK?

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