I like to try websites out before tying my identity to them. How do you do it? Simplelogin? I honestly won’t manually make a new gmail for every new website I try and I to want the option to see what emails I get.

  • @earmuff@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    125 months ago

    I host my own Simplelogin instance and generate a new address for every service. Combined with Bitwarden, I now have a unique address and password combination for each account.

    • @TheButtonJustSpins
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      55 months ago

      I… did not know you could self host. Well that’s neat.

    • capital
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      I’m still not clear on the value proposition of simplelogin.

      I seem to get the same thing with a domain and a catch all address.

      • Atemu
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        15 months ago

        How do you reply to emails to your catch-all?

        • capital
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          Hit reply.

          This is why I just moved from protonmail to Fastmail. With Fastmail I can send from arbitrary addresses using my domain. Why it’s not that simple with proton is beyond me and now that I’ve tested everything with Fastmail these past few weeks, I see it’s a choice.

          I almost signed up for simplelogin but realized I was being sold something that should just be included. Plus setup was convoluted as fuck.

          Meanwhile Fastmail is intuitive so far.

          • @earmuff@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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            But in some cases you don’t want to use arbitrary addresses, but the exact same that was used to send you an e-mail. For me this is necessary and Simplelogin hides my real e-mail address. Additionally, I can with ease deactivate addresses and minimize spam by a lot.

            • capital
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              I can reply from ANY address from my domain including the exact one that was used to send me an email.

              I can “deactivate addresses” by sending messages to a particular address straight to trash with rules.

              Edit: turns out Fastmail has a masked addresses feature built in, separate from a catch-all. It’s basically simplelogin built in, if you want to enable it. Proton is looking more and more overpriced.

          • @random65837@lemmy.world
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            And when those addresses wind up on mailing/spam lists and they’re coming from multiple places, you’re screwed. That’s why email forwarders became a thing, catch-alls aren’t new, but you lack the control most want with them.

            Plus, Proton does support plus/+ addressing, which does the same thing as a catch-all. You know the email addy it came from.

            • capital
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              If I were a professional spammer, the first thing I’d do to clean the address list I have is to strip out plus addresses. It’s a simple regex.

              On how to filter, I can send any address straight to the trash apparently just like simplelogin. I’ll know who sold or leaked my info because it’s in Bitwarden and I can just search my vault to see who I handed that particular address to.

  • @MigratingtoLemmy@lemmy.world
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    I’d never use a temp email when I’m paying, considering they have my CC info. For random accounts that I won’t check the mail accounts of, temp is great. Not going to trust a company for this.

    • @random65837@lemmy.world
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      Those addresses are there until you delete them. What does them having your CC have to do with it? Better yet, why do they have a CC? Meaning a real one? Not a masked one? Fuck that!

        • @random65837@lemmy.world
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          Its (incredibly) rare for me to use a card online if it’s not privacy. I also used them constantly in real life thanks to places that have apps that let you add CC’s. My gym, Supermarket, Gas at Kroger, Car wash, etc.

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            Do you pay for the premium tier? I would like a decent credit score, and using my card for normal, everyday purchases doesn’t bother me as much.

            Edit: Well, technically, they have your data anyway. It’s like using Paypal for everything. TBH I’m OK with the system as it is right now, but I’d like greater adoption for Monero so I can make purchases directly using that instead of converting it to fiat once again.

            • @random65837@lemmy.world
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              No, I joined before it all changed and the only difference was how many card a month you can make. Currently, I believe they push the real transaction info to your bank so they’ll show normally on your bank statements, where mine just say privacy.com, as well as the browser addon and web app, which are are all now a paid feature.

              That said though, the $10/mo is worth it for what you get in the end. My whole purchasing life would change without it.

              • @MigratingtoLemmy@lemmy.world
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                If they are going to push the transaction to my bank anyway, I’m definitely not trying it. As I said, even PayPal will obscure the buyer’s details from the seller. What’s the point?

                • @random65837@lemmy.world
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                  Only on the free plan, but verify that. Even if you did do it on the free plan it’s still very much worth it. You still have the protection of different cards for different people, the fact they lock to who you use them with, the ability to set spending limits, burner cards that only work once, the ability to pause or delete cards at will etc. All of that is a huge win either way, even if the transaction info goes to the bank. But even then that’s an option.

  • @shasta@lemm.ee
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    With gmail if you have an account like example@gmail.com you can then sign up for a website such as netflix with email example+netflix@gmail.com and gmail will forward it to example@gmail.com, but you’ll still see the full address on the To line so you’ll know where the mail came from. Anything after the + can be whatever you want. This lets you sign up with a different email address for every site you visit without having to create new addresses with gmail. You can also make a filter to hide spam if one of the addresses is compromised.

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      45 months ago

      only works with very simple scripts though - I’d assume that checking for a ‘+’ in front of the ‘@’ and removing everything inbetween is very simple if your goal is to spam everyone from a data-leak

      • @shasta@lemm.ee
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        That’s very true. I cannot attest to the knowledge and skills of potential spammers. However, more common than data leaks are data selling, and I doubt any company would bother to manipulate the email addresses they buy from others.

  • @TheButtonJustSpins
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    I feel like numbers are much more difficult, aren’t they? There are limits to how many there are, and the generally cost money to register. How does generating a unique number per service per user work?