Obscura

Create proxy email addresses that forward to your real email

Create proxy email addresses that forward to your real email address. Sign up for new services with a proxy email address. Use a new proxy email address for each service you sign up for in order to maximize your privacy. https://obscura.one
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Maker
Hey Product Hunt! I'm Tim, and I wanted to release my app, Obscura. Check it out at https://obscura.one! Obscura is a tool for you to create proxy email addresses that forward to your real email address. We built this app for privacy-conscious people. Imagine you wanted to sign up for a new service or a newsletter that requires you to input your email address, but you don't want to input your real email address out of concern for your privacy. Instead of inputing your real email address, you can create a proxy email address with Obscura and input this proxy email address. The idea is to use a new proxy email address for each service you sign up for, similar to how you would use a different password for each service you sign up for, in order to maximize your privacy and security. Main Benefits: - If services you signed up for with a proxy email address are hacked, the privacy of your real email address is protected - Reduce the ability to track your email address across different websites if you use a different proxy email address each time - If you want to stop receiving email from your proxy email address, you can simply stop the forwarding - Receive all your emails in your real email inbox - Keep all of your proxy-email addresses My name is Tim (@timjwu), and I worked on the engineering for the app. A friend of mine, Aaron (@aaronykng), worked on the design for the app. Please check it out at https://obscura.one. Feel free to offer any feedback!
Super cool - I see people use all sorts of creative workarounds for throwaway emails -- this seems way easier!
Does it do anything better than 33mail.com does? 33mail is free with unlimited proxy emails and for 1$/m you can even connect a custom domain.
Maker
@dominiquek Thanks for your question! We don’t have ads and we also don’t currently have a bandwidth cap. Also, based on feedback we have adjusted prices. Currently, we don’t offer custom domains, but if it is something we hear people want enough, we can add that as a feature.
@timjwu Thanks for your response :). I'm not trying to shit on your product. I love your interface and idea, so give me a reason to switch from 33mail to obscura! What is the intended use case where large amounts of bandwidth is required but only a few aliases? Personally, I need exactly the opposite for example. Large amounts of aliases that are disposable, and only need a small amount of bandwidth. Does your 4$ plan do anything better than 33mails 1$ plan besides unlimited bandwidth?