How to send email anonymously?

Last updated on January 9th, 2024

What does it mean to send an anonymous email?

Sending an anonymous email is not just about hiding your identity from the recipient of the email. It also means that no one but you and the recipient of the email can monitor the information being sent. For this purpose, you should use an email encryption service.

Encrypted email is a secure way of sending and receiving emails, which makes the content of your messages unreadable to anyone other than the intended recipient.

Encryption is a process of converting the text of an email into a code that can only be read by someone who has the decryption key. This makes it difficult for hackers, cybercriminals, and other unauthorized parties to intercept and read the message.

Encrypted email can be useful for protecting sensitive information, such as financial data, personal information, or confidential business communications. It’s a secure and reliable way to communicate online, and it helps to ensure that your private data remains private.

In addition to using an email encryption service, you should also hide your IP address and geographic location. Remember that you should not reveal your identity to the encrypted email service provider itself either.

What mail and browser to use?

Create a new Proton Mail account. Use the Tor browser. Open the Tor browser and type the address of the Proton Mail site:

For even better anonymity, you can use the onion address of Proton Mail: https://protonmailrmez3lotccipshtkleegetolb73fuirgj7r4o4vfu7ozyd.onion/

You don’t need to remember or copy the Proton Mail onion address. After the page is loaded in the Tor browser, at the right end of the browser bar you will see button “.onion available” – click on it to load the onion page of Proton mail. If your internet connection is slow then stay at the normal (Clearnet) address.

How to create an email account in Proton Mail?

Click “Create a free account” -> “Get Proton for free”. Type some username and some password, then hit “Create account” button.

Don’t use any of your usual usernames, nicknames, and passwords.

On the next page, Proton Mail will ask you to enter your email address, to which it will send a one-time verification code. Therefore, you need a temporary mailbox that you will only use once.

Where to find a temporary mailbox?

You can find such a service at the following addresses:

Both pages automatically generate an email address and provide a temporary mailbox. Open any of these pages through the Tor browser. Copy the temporary email address and paste it into the email address field on the Proton Mail page. Wait for the verification code to arrive, copy and paste it into the verification code field. Now your mailbox in Proton Mail is ready. Sign in and write an email anonymously.

How does Proton Mail protect data?

Proton Mail encrypts information using a method called end-to-end encryption.

What is end-to-end encryption?

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a way of secure communication. When messages are encrypted, no third party (Internet Service Providers, malicious actors, etc.) can access the data while it is being transferred from the sender to the recipient.

Where else is the E2EE method used?

Not only Proton Mail uses this encryption method. Messages in WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook, etc. are encrypted in the same way. E2EE is used to encrypt data for the first time by PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software. For detailed information, visit the official page of PGP: