I've just discovered SimpleLogin (currently using BurnerMail).
I prefer the idea that SimpleLogin is open source, and I've just seriously contemplated the possibility of self-hosting it.
One of my major concerns with BurnerMail is that it could just go away one day and leave me well up s**t creek with no paddle, or canoe.
Anyone else using their paid option or self-hosting it? Thoughts?
@gray this looks really cool as a self-hostable service. I already have this thanks to a catch-all mailbox on my private mail server, but for those who don't have that, this looks like a great solution!
I considered using a catch-all, however my concern there was that if the address was leaked, I'd like to stop receiving mail to it completely, regenerate and assign a new one to the service (if they continued to be used after a breach/leak/sale ...)
Maybe I'm overthinking it and making it far more complicated than it needs to be.
You could also include some unique nonce in each one to make them unpredictable. E.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. Realistically though just incrementing a number should be enough to stop mass mailers. E.g. email@example.com
I implemented the wildcard approach about a month ago and have only had it come up with mailing lists (which I'd prefer to be able to filter to one folder without naming individually)
Afaict most ~legit marketing emails do include your address in the 'to', but pure spam might not.
Maybe there's a way to have the receiving mail server stash the bcc address in a header...
@edavies Thanks for that!
As you mentioned in your post, one of the huge pro's to this random identifier highlights exactly who leaked what and when.
Strangely, I hadn't considered filtering from firstname.lastname@example.org to their own folders to keep them separated. However, I tend to keep myself at inbox zero, so it's never really been a huge issue.
I also hadn't considered the PGP signing aspect. Most are receiving only, but certainly something to think about!
Using their paid options. And I do like it, I belive they have a handy export feature if you plan on moving from paying them to self-hosting it.
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