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How to Hide an IP Address From Gmail

by Matthew SkiffingtonUpdated September 28, 2017

When sending emails with Google's Gmail service, your IP is automatically recorded. The recipient can view your address, and in some cases even determine your exact geographic location! This tutorial will help you prevent Gmail from recording your IP.

How to Hide an IP Address From Gmail

Using Mozilla Firefox, install PH Proxy. PH Proxy is an add-on for Firefox and can be downloaded by clicking the following buttons, located on the Toolbar: Tools => Add-ons => Get Extensions PH Proxy will allow you to automatically connect to websites via a proxy.

Another option is to use proxies to connect to websites by yourself. Simply Google for "proxies" or use sites such as http://www.ProxyList.com. A proxy uses another computer to connect to the website, then displays the results to you. This very effectively hides your IP from remote viewing.

Http://www.HideMyAss.com/gmail-proxy/ hosts a dedicated proxy specifically for keeping your IP safe from Gmail. Use their site if you need the most convenient option.

A third option would be to download and install HideMyIP. HideMyIP not only blocks or "spoofs" your IP so that other websites cannot detect it, it also disables or overrides any scripts on the website or your computer that will attempt to determine your IP anyways. Visit http://www.HideMyIP.com to download it.

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