Do you want to send anonymous emails while still using Gmail or other known clients? Whether you are a journalist scared for your safety or a mass marketer, sending anonymous emails with Gmail is relatively simple.
In fact, we recommend it over using online apps that change your email address for you. Why? As emails such as firstname.lastname@example.org are going to be marked as suspicious for most users. And anonymous emails with Gmail are only useful if they can reach your recipient, right?
Things Not to Do if You Want to Send Anonymous Emails With Gmail
Before we walk you through how to send anonymous emails with Gmail and other clients, we need to walk you through things YOU MUST NEVER DO if you want to remain anonymous when sending Gmail emails.
- Do not use the Gmail account you create for sending anonymous emails with Gmail on your phone. Phones are too identifiable with things such as GPS. And there’s not quite as much you can do to stop data collection on a phone as on a computer
- You can’t ever not use what we will go through in this guide. It only takes one time of not applying safety precautions to be exposed.
- This email has to be limited to sending the anonymous emails you want. Do not use it for connecting to services that link to who you are or anywhere where there’s a potential of exposure.
Sending Anonymous Emails With Gmail Starts With Creating a New Gmail Account
Unfortunately, you can’t send any emails with your current Gmail account if you want to be anonymous regardless of what you apply now.
There’s too much data associated with your current email address that could be used to identify you.
That’s why the first step to anonymous emails is to create a new email account.
Don’t create an account without reading how to do so securely, though.
What’s Needed to Create a Gmail Account Safely
Your IP address is a big issue as far as staying anonymous.
Browser fingerprinting and overall data collection by companies is an even bigger issue.
And then there’s the issue of you and what you do with your account. If you connected to services that link to your identity or share info in an email that gives away who you are, you can expose yourself that way too.
As far as IP address goes, Gmail uses Google’s servers to protect you as far as this issue is concerned. But as the famous saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” and this applies to Gmail just as any other email service you want to use. And while Google may not expose your IP when you send an email, there are ways to unmask it and let’s not forget that when you sign up for a Gmail account, Google knows what IP you sign up with.
1 in 286,777 browser fingerprints is unique. That’s roughly about 15,000 people that have the same browser fingerprint as you on the planet. Combine that with the IP address of the Google server, and just like that, you could be identified.
Protecting your IP:
To protect your IP, whether using Gmail or not, you need to get a VPN or a proxy. A VPN will change your location virtually, changing your IP in the process. What VPN services don’t often tell you is that they aren’t enough for full safety on the internet, and that’s where browser fingerprinting prevention tools come in.
Preventing Browser Fingerprinting:
Browser fingerprinting is the biggest threat to you as far as sending anonymous emails with Gmail is concerned, and for overall safety on the internet.
VPN services have made us all believe that connecting to one will keep us safe, but as people learn more about safety on the internet, they discover more about browser fingerprinting, and why an IP change is not enough to keep you anonymous.
And that’s where browser fingerprinting removal tools come in.
Except, most browser fingerprinting removal tools are flawed in the way that they remove browser fingerprinting completely. That’s not practical because most websites need data to function. Whether wanting to use Gmail or other tools on the internet, if you remove browser fingerprinting fully, most sites won’t function properly.
That’s where Kameleo comes in.
Kameleo doesn’t remove browser fingerprinting. It changes your browser fingerprint instead. That way, you can look like you are using a completely different device than you are. Without actually using it, while providing sites with wrong data allowing you to still use them.
How to Great an Anonymous Email Account With Gmail
- The first step is to get Kameleo installed.
- Once you have that done, press on New Profile.
- Now you’ll be given several pages worth of options for your profile that will allow you to customize your browser fingerprint as you want it to be. If you aren’t sure about something, move your mouse over that part, and you’ll see Kameleo provide you with info on that topic.
- As you are customizing your profile, you’ll see Profile Proxy Settings. That’s where you will want to input proxy details, whether from a VPN service or a proxy service. This way, your IP will automatically be changed. Kameleo doesn’t change your actual IP address, which is why it’s important to do this. If you wish, you can skip that section and just instead turn on a VPN and connect to a VPN like you normally would.
- After you finished customizing your profile, Kameleo will launch in a new browser.
A spoofed browser fingerprint with an IP address will apply only in that new browser window. And that’s where you will need to create an email account, so you can send anonymous emails with Gmail.
Now, create your new email as you normally create an email account. But without providing any details that relate to your other accounts, and just like that, you will be able to send anonymous emails with Gmail.
…Provided you don’t apply human error to your emails, with that being information that exposes you. Or you simply forgetting to use Kameleo settings when turning on Gmail to send anonymous emails.
Kameleo + proxy/VPN needs to be always on when you want to send anonymous emails with Gmail.
Gmail does have the tendency to ask for phone number verification, though. This is where we recommend you use Kameleo to get yourself a virtual phone number on the internet for extra protection. Services like truverifi and Freezvon, Zadarma, and Sonetel allow you to get virtual phone numbers.
After you create your email account and are finished for the day, it’s crucial that you save your Kameleo profile for future use. As we said, Kameleo isn’t going to stop browser fingerprinting. It’s going to instead provide the wrong fingerprints that have nothing to do with your device. If you are too log in with completely different fingerprints each time, Google would just see that as suspicious.
That’s How You Can Send Anonymous Emails With Gmail and Other Clients
Wanted to send anonymous and secure emails? As you saw in this guide, this isn’t anything hard. And applying this method over using email spoofer services gives you the advantage that your email is far less likely to be marked as spam or suspicious since is from Gmail and doesn’t look weird with a ton of numbers, but also since you are protected against browser fingerprinting.
As far as Kameleo? It allows for a lot more than just anonymous emails with Gmail, though, with the ability also to help you automate multi-account creation and with support for Selenium for browser automation.