Using an iCloud e-mail alias is a great way to disguise your actual e-mail address. You can use an alias when you sign up for newsletters or websites and remove your actual address from the database. We will show you how.
Sharing your real email address with someone you do not trust or trust to keep it secret may result in spam and general abuse. Creating an alias adds a buffer between the e-mail sender and your master e-mail address. You will never see this master email address. Any messages sent to your aliases will automatically appear in your regular inbox ̵
If you specify an alias email address, you can simply burn it and create another email address. This is not so easy if it's your master email address. Sounds good, is not it?
It's true, and with Apple, you can create a set of aliases for your iCloud.com email address.
Creating an iCloud.com alias
To create an alias, go to iCloud.com and log in if you are not already logged in. Then click on "Mail".
. Then click the gear icon in the lower-left corner of the screen before clicking Preferences.
Click Accounts, and then click Add Alias.
A pop-up window appears. Enter an alias for your new address and full name. Remember that the alias you choose must be unique – it can not be another alias (like a "normal" email address). You can also assign a label and caption color if you want. Then click on "OK".
You will see a confirmation that the new alias has been created. Click "Close".
Your new alias is now operational. Any emails sent to your new alias will automatically appear in your Inbox as if they had been sent to your master email address.