The popular password manager 1Password has partnered with Fastmail to launch a new feature similar to what Apple offers when we sign up for an app. hiding our usual email address.
This feature will allow you to use masked email IDs to sign up for the services. Unlike Apple’s “Hide My Email” feature, 1Password’s Email Masking feature it is available on all platforms.
By hiding your primary email and using an alias, we can protect our privacy online. What’s more, protects us from phishing attacks, since they are based on knowing both your email ID and your password.
You will be able to create masked emails using the 1Password application itself on your iPhone, Mac or Android device. You can also disable any masked email from within the app. Both 1Password and Fastmail will not delete your masked email account until you do it yourself from the app.
Helen Horstmann-Allen- COO of 1Password states that:
1Password was our ideal partner for masked email. Adding one of our favorite Fastmail features, email aliases, to 1Password allows customers to protect their email identity in the same way that they protect their passwords. Together, we have created a function that I am very proud of, with a partner who shares our values of customer privacy and open standards.
The masked email feature is available to all current 1Password and Fastmail customers. Both services currently offer a 25 percent discount for new customers.
1Password has a monthly price of $ 2.99 per month (billed annually) and is available for iOS, macOS, Linux, Android, Windows, and Chrome OS. The version for families, with up to 5 people, it has a monthly price of $ 4.99 per month with annual billing.