During an Osint investigation, you may be required to sign up for a website or service. Doing so will require an email address. If you would like to stay anonymous yet also have the ability to use your personal email, you will need to use a ‘burner email’. For a temporary email address, check this article.
The ‘burner email’ itself will be fake and under an alias however it will automatically forward all emails to your personal account without the knowledge of the website or service you signed up for. In addition, you will be able to send emails from your account. In this How-To, we will show you how to open a ‘burner email’.
There are three services we can choose from:
These sites are straight forward simple to use, just follow the instructions below:
- You will need to pick a username that will be your alias. Pick a name that can’t be traced back to you.
- Enter your real email address to receive emails (if you don’t want to receive emails from a site you signed up to, you can block them using your burner email).
- Pick a password for logging in.
- Find a site you want to sign up to and use your new burner email.