eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 18:43:
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 17:35:
I use unique emails and unique passwords at all sites I sign up for
Wha... how does that even work? I am signed up on like 200 sites.. how do you manage that mess? With email you would need new passwords for each new email addy... sounds like a huge hassle..
I mentioned a bit of it in the previous post.
The idea is that you have ONE email account with ONE password. No need to remember passwords. And OMG it would be a pain to setup a new email account for every one, so no. Just 1 real email.
Then there's a domain that forwards your email. So you gave out an email like firstname.lastname@example.org and give out one like email@example.com
Lets say your real email is RealEraseraccount@gmail.com
Then that domain forwards all those emails to your real email box, such as the gmail I mentioned above. If best buy sells your email, you block that one off from ever getting to your email anymore, but the bluesnews one would still go through. They never know your real email address. Any emails you need to send that are "from" that unique email, you can sent them through the forwarding email which can also scrub the headers that it was originally from so they still won't know your real email even if they look at the headers.
You can easily setup something like this with your own domain and simple email box (I wonder if a raspberry pi $25 computer would work for something like that), or you can use one of the free services that does something like this.
More info here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_email_address
There's a few of the sites that do this free linked there, with varying features.
Although it refers to them as disposable, I consider it more like disable-able. As in I use mine for as long as I want, then if one gets leaked, I disable it.
Disposable would be like that 10 minute email option I linked below, which I don't use, but some people prefer.This comment was edited on Aug 3, 2013, 19:20.