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Q: Anonymous email2 ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   6 Comments )
Subject: Anonymous email2
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: denvr_guy-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 18 Dec 2003 14:22 PST
Expires: 17 Jan 2004 14:22 PST
Question ID: 288456
Is there a way to send an email and have the return address a
specified address?  In other words, when I send an email, the
receipient will see my email address as the there a
way/service to have a differnt return address replace my address?

Request for Question Clarification by robertskelton-ga on 18 Dec 2003 14:34 PST
Which webmail service or software are you using? We should be able to
give you specific instructions on how to specify your return address.

Clarification of Question by denvr_guy-ga on 18 Dec 2003 14:43 PST
I use yahoo - so what I want to do is something like this -     real return address

I want the return address to appear as something else - like

without having to go into the kaymart server and send an email.

Request for Question Clarification by robertskelton-ga on 18 Dec 2003 15:23 PST
In Yahoo you can specify a return address that is different from your
accounts address. However, the recipient will see this at the top of
their email:

From :  Real Account Name <> 
Reply-To : 

(a reply will be sent to

I presume that you wish to:

1) send an email without the recipient knowing where it came from
2) receive replies from that email, without the recipient knowing
where it is being sent to

Would a paid service that offers this be acceptable as an answer?

Clarification of Question by denvr_guy-ga on 18 Dec 2003 15:49 PST
Correct - I do not want anyone to know who sent the email.  I will not
need to receive a response.  Would pay a resonable amount for this
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 18 Dec 2003 17:50 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

There are a number of sites that offer the service you describe. Some
are free, and some charge a nominal amount. It looks like most of them
that are free provide the sender's e-mail address on their own; you
may have to pay in order to get a service that lets you decide on the
return address.

Also, as was noted in the comments, many types of e-mail software let
you provide any sender's address you wish. A few ISPs, however, do
restrict the addresses you can use to your own.

Here are some sites that should do what you want:

Send anonymous e-mail, $4.95 per month.

Several plans for sending anonymous e-mail. If you want to provide the
return address you pay.

The site says it ensures privacy, but I'm not sure what that means.
Join for $9. You can provide the return address.
Send a secret message. It looks like they provide the return address.
You provide the return address. Costs $9 to join.
It looks like it is free, and you provide the return address.

With any of these, I suggest you read the privacy policy (if any)
carefully.  You should also be aware if a particular domain has a
reputation for sending abusive mail, some ISPs will block all e-mails
from that domain. I have no way of knowing which, if any, of those
sites fit in that category.

I assume that you aren't acting anonymously with the intent to break
the law.  Law enforcement under some circumstances can locate the
sender of anonymous mail. A normal person can't do it, but a police
agency that has the power to subpoena ISP records might be able to.

I hope one of these sites will do what you want.



Google search term: "send anonymous mail"

Google directory page
denvr_guy-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Great - thank you!

Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Dec 2003 14:30 PST
If you use Netscape Mail, you can set the sender's address to anything
you choose (go to Edit/Preferences/Identity).
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: mister2u-ga on 18 Dec 2003 16:11 PST
Try or with a free account you can edit
the from line to anything you want
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: anujji-ga on 08 Jan 2004 02:14 PST
The perfect answer for the question asked. T
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: goooglega-ga on 28 Apr 2004 20:39 PDT is a service you should check out.  it is free. 
you simply enter any email address you desire when met with the
request at a website, and the email account is created at mailinator
as the email arrives.  to check for the message, simply enter your
username.  beware: if you use, others probably have
too, and so they'll be able to read your message.  so use something
like  another thing - you can read the
messages, but that is it. no forwarding, replying, etc. & they get
automatically deleted after 1 to 4 hours.  it is a great service. 
read their terms and conditions.  - goooglega-ga
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: tima89-ga on 09 Mar 2005 13:05 PST
I wrote an article about sending anonymous emails using Telnet, build
in windows. You can specify the sender, and the only information about
you is your IP, which is not usually shown. You only need to specify
the mail server and then you can send the email. Please look at my
tutorials here:
I hope that will clear any question that you may have left
Subject: Re: Anonymous email2
From: sharpmail-ga on 10 Mar 2005 06:05 PST
Sharpmail provide a service where you can
specify the from field, compse the email in plain or html style rich
text, upload images for inserting into your email with many other
options. They also have a SMS service if you need it.

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