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Ninja

Mask your email when signing up for anything

Ninja

Mask your email when signing up for anything

Ninja is a web application and browser extension that lets you easily mask your email when you want to sign up on a website. It automatically generates a relevant email for you based on the specific website or newsletter you are signing up on. You can then view emails from that website on our web app or you can choose to forward them to your personal email address. The main focus of Ninja is to make sure that your privacy is respected and your email is not sold to other parties. You can disable a masked email address at any time from our web app page and you will stop receiving emails from that website.

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Hello everyone 👋

I'm excited to publicly announce Ninja - a web extension and application that makes it easier for you to manage your email. The idea came to me after I got tired of having my email sold to other parties and spam getting into my inbox.

It works by generating a random masked email address for you when signing up on websites, such as: jason_qqMoz2h0_techcrunch [at] goninja.org. You're then free to sign up with the masked address and receive all email through that (and read it on our web app) or choose to forward it to your own personal address. This is all done automatically by our Chrome/Firefox/Opera extension.

We're working hard to launch our first private beta in two weeks, which will be available on a limited user basis - 500 users maximum.

If you have any questions or remarks, comments are always welcomed! 🙌
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God, I hope this works!! It will be a great way to see just who is responsible for the spam I'm receiving.
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@chachafance That's what we've been thinking too, much easier to spot the culprits!
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@csergiu_ro Whilst my suggestion above might work, I imagine your service is much easier for people not familiar with web hosting software.
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@chachafance I have been thinking one solution might be a subdomain with a default/catchall address, maybe if this will be better, but I'm sure it there will be a cost. For example, I could create a subdomain xyz123.example.com and with default address, then I just subscribe using goninja@xyz123.example.com or whatever I want before @ sign. Generally, I don't have email problems apart from getting too many, although I do sometimes wonder if my address has been sold.
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@ianmayman @Ian we thought about that approach too, but we discovered that it's more simple from a technical perspective to setup multiple single purpose domains, if you're curious about our technical approach, feel free to DM me on Twitter and I will be happy to explain out approach :)
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@csergiu_ro I've followed you, can't DM unless you follow me. I imagine your service will be useful to people unfamiliar with domain configuration. I look forward to seeing if it will be useful for me.

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