How to Contact an Email With No Trace

by Kevin Lee

Sending an anonymous email can be a challenge. If you send it using your regular email account, your recipient will know who sent it. Email messages also contain "headers." Headers, unseen by you, appear in the email's hidden text area. These headers contain the IP address of the email server that sent the email. This allows anyone to get an approximate idea of where an email came from. Solve these problems and send emails without a trace by using an online mailing service.

Use Anonymouse

Visit the Anonymouse.com website.

Enter an email message in the "Message" text box.

Enter a subject in the "Subject" text box and type the recipient's email address into the "To" text box.

Click "Send Anonymously."

Use Send Anonymous Email

Navigate to Send Anonymous Email and enter your message in the "Enter Message" text box.

Enter the recipient's email address in the "Receiver's Email" text box.

Enter your email address in the "Sender's Email" text box if you do not want to remain anonymous. Otherwise, leave the text box blank.

Enter a subject in the "Subject" text box and find the security code near the bottom of the page. This code consists of letters and numbers.

Type the text that you see in the "Security Code" text box and click "Send."

Use eNote

Visit the eNote website.

Enter your recipient's email address in the "Send To" text box.

Enter your email address in the "Your Email Address" if you want to receive a reply. Otherwise, leave that text box blank.

Enter a subject in the "Subject" text box and a message in the text box below it.

Type the security code that you see into the "Enter the Security Code" text box and click "Send."

About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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