Limit exposure of your primary email address
There is no need to give services your real email address ever again. When registering new accounts, for newsletters, or other services, or when updating your credentials with an existing service, use the Alias Manager to generate alias email addresses. Services will send emails to this alias and Digital ID will reroute them to your account’s primary email address with the mention “Via Digital ID” in the sender name. To create aliases in context:
- use the Smartfield Icon (OI, found in the right side of fields) on your desktop browser
- use the Smartfield Icon on your Android device
- use the Safari Extension when registering on a site via Safari from your iOS device.
You can also open the Alias Manager on any Digital ID product, click the + button, and follow the prompts to generate an alias email.
You can stop spam and unwanted emails sent to any of your alias email addresses.
From the Browser Extension or mobile apps, open the Alias Manager, find the alias you’re looking for and switch the toggle to red (blocked) to stop receiving emails or to green to start receiving emails again.
We don’t store your emails, so you won’t be able to recover emails sent to aliases you’ve blocked.
Know when your email address has been misused
If you get an email to your alias from an unexpected source, check the Alias Manager. Look at the sender’s name. If it says “unknown” there is a chance that your alias email address was breached or sold, or maybe you accidentally shared it. If you want to stop receiving emails from this unknown sender simply switch the toggle to red.
That’s it. With the Alias Manager you can start taking back control of your identity and inbox.