πŸ›  Product Profile: AnonAddy
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πŸ›  Product Profile: AnonAddy

Free, Open-source Anonymous Email Forwarding | AnonAddy
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TL;DR: Why we use this product

βœ… This product is resistant to phishing attempts made on you: AnonAddy does this by supporting multi-factor authentication (Glossary: MFA) for login to the web app (Glossary: web app), using TOTP (Glossary: TOTP). Make sure to set up MFA, here's a guide!

⚑️ Quickstart: Secure your logins with Authy on mobile
Getting started with 2FA isn’t as difficult or time-consuming as it may sound.

βœ… Climate-positive: The primary email server is powered by 100% renewable wind energy. (Source: 1)

βœ… A localized issue is unlikely to take down the whole service: The service is made more resilient by have the primary and secondary email servers geographically separate,. (Source: 1)

βœ… Supports email domain protection mechanisms recommended by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. (Source: 2)

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Extra ways we get value from this product

  • When we use new products which we don't trust yet, we use AnonAddy to create an email address alias on a custom domain and use that address to create an account. That way, if the product compromises our email, we can just shut down the alias and move on.
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How to get support

To resolve issues using AnonAddy, follow these steps.

  1. Check in Frequently Answered Questions: Use the Questions feature on https://anonaddy.com/faq. The FAQ is likely to have what you want, but it's also fairly long to skim. If you don't see what you're looking for in the table of contents, use CTRL-F in your browser to search for keywords related to what you want to find.
  2. If you find it necessary to email, contact Will, AnonAddy's maker: [email protected]. They're helpful, so please make an effort to not waste their time by checking the FAQ first (see above).
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Sources

  1. https://anonaddy.com/faq/#where-is-the-server-located
  2. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/implementation-guidance-email-domain-protection

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