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Hide My Email Available in Mail App with New iOS 15.2 and macOS Monterey 12.1 Betas

iCloud+ subscribers who use Hide My Email can do so directly from the Mail app after installing the iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, and macOS Monterey 12.1 betas released today.

The feature update is described in Apple’s release notes for the beta, and it should make Hide My Email much more convenient to use on Apple devices. For those unfamiliar with Hide My Email, it’s an iOS 15 and macOS Monterey feature available to anyone on a paid ‌iCloud‌+ plan (from $0.99 per month).

Hide My Email allows users to create unique, random email addresses that are forwarded to a personal inbox. It’s similar to a password manager for email addresses, with users able to generate random email addresses for each website or login.

All emails sent to the random email address created by Apple are forwarded to you so that you can respond if necessary, but the receiving person does not see your real email address. And if you start receiving spam from someone, you can simply delete the email address and put an end to it.

Hide My Email was previously available from ‌iCloud‌ settings on Apple devices, but is now also accessible directly in the Mail app. In the Mail app while composing an email, click on the “From” field to see the option to generate a “Hide my email” email address. Selecting this feature will generate a random email address, effectively hiding your real email address.

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