Hide my email is the neat feature introduced by apple earlier, and since then I have been trying to figure out how I can use those forward addresses as sender address when composing emails on the iPhone.
The adressess don’t appear when tapping on current sender address when composing an email in apple mail.
I figured I should try to add one of the «hide my email» forward addresses manually in
appleid.apple.com as an alias, but the process of adding an alias stop at waiting for a verification code from the appleid service.
The use of «hide my email» if I can’t send or reply an email is limited to signing up for newsletters.
Any insight on this?
edit: also in the browser
icloud.com/Mail behind the gear icon you can add up to 3 aliases, but the rule «Alias names may only contain unaccented letters, numbers, periods, and underscores.» disqualify the generated «hide my email» addresses as they typically contain a
2nd edit: I did some further digging and found a related feature in a recent team up between 1password and fastmail called "masked email" and integration. Fastmail supposedly provide the ability to send from the randomly generated addresses.
3rd edit: an extra feature with icloud+ is custom domain as icloud email. you will need to update DNS records at your domain registrar/host with
TXT, SPF, MX servers, and DKIM to point to icloud. This feature do allow for use of more addresses pointing to the same mailbox, and new addresses are fairly simple to create and delete, but they will not be random like those "hide my email" generate as you will have to manage them yourself, and they all point to your own custom domain anyway
4th edit: don’t know why I didn’t notice this feature before, but apparently «Hide my email» feature seamless reply to email, only not a send from option when composing email.
also the custom domain feature with icloud+ appear to have an issue with DKIM signing email sent from an iphone mail app. For some reason sending from the browser version of icloud mail sign sent mail with DKIM.