Sending Anonymous Emails

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  1. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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    Can it be traced? Can they find out the IP that it is coming from?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Why would you want to send an anonymous email? Sounds suspicious to me.
     
  3. 3lite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's nothing malicious. Think along the lines of emailing a professor, a boss, a company director, etc.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Still don't understand...
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My guess is that 3lite wants to tell someone off, but doesn't want it traced back to him.
     
  6. 3lite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What if I want to report something anonymously?
     
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It depends on what you're reporting and what tools the recipient has at their disposal to trace it.

    With your IP address and a connection at the ISP it comes from, I can get your name. If you use the TOR network to hide your tracks, the federal government with all of its resources can find you within a couple of months.
     
  8. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    There are times and places for anonymous email...

    Hopefully the OP knows what they're up to.

    In any case, I won't be suspicious of the OP, but rather direct his or her attention to Ars:

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/europe-wont-save-you-why-e-mail-is-probably-safer-in-the-us/

    In that article (from today no less) are references to places that support sending anonymous email, including Lavabit, which Snowden used (and has since shut down).

    Disclaimer - I'm not a user of any of these. I just happened to be reading that article and saw this post.

    Short of using an anonymous service, I suppose the OP could sign up with someone like Gmail or Yahoo whilst using a VPN or/proxy.
     
  9. 4JNA, Oct 13, 2013
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    4JNA macrumors 68000

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    if you send it via email, i (they) can see you.

    no matter what. no matter how. no matter when or why. don't ask how.

    email = not secure. ever.
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Are you afraid of being fired for your opinion? Or that your grade will be lowered because of a problem?

    That is NOT the way to deal with an issue.
     
  11. 3lite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm fine with them seeing the email address. I just want to know if they can track that email address back to me via IP etc.
     
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  13. noodlemanc macrumors regular

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    If you just want to send an email, go to a public library and send it from one of their computers - it's probably safer and more anonymous than ANY proxy or anonymous email service. Failing that however, TOR is probably your next best bet.
     
  14. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    yeah......just make a new account for a one time use
     
  15. 3lite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whatchu know about dat TOR
     
  16. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I can't imagine why any of these would need to be anonymous. If you want to say something, then I believe you should be big enough to say who is sending it.
     
  17. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Internet cafe. Make sure you wear a baseball cap though or security cameras might identify you.
     
  18. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    yes, and yes.

    the more things you bounce off, the slightly longer it will take to resolve the sending location, but it can still be located.

    as someone said above, use a different computer if it matters. just my 2 cents.
     
  19. noodlemanc macrumors regular

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    Read more about it here and here.
     
  20. 3lite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    -Someone is stealing money from the boss

    -There are people cheating in class screwing up the curve

    -I want to donate anonymously

    No, I am not big enough.
     
  21. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't bust the OP's chops ... there are times when small minded people hold positions of power that can destroy you if you're not towing the company line.
     
  22. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Print out a letter and then mail it. Assume anything electronic is not anonymous.
     
  23. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Food for thought: Printer Steganography.
     
  24. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Wear gloves or they can trace your fingerprints.
     
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    Can you teach me everything you know?
     

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