Can You Make Numerous Craigslist Accounts?by Elizabeth Mott
If you're drowning in usernames and passwords for website accounts, you'll find a change of pace on Craigslist. You can post in its forums and advertise on your localized version of the Craigslist website with nothing more than an email address through which to finalize your ads. Accounts make it easier to pay fees for ads that require them and to manage listings on a unified activity page. You can use Craiglist without an account, but you're limited to one per person.
If you're considering opening more than one account to separate your personal from your business activity on Craigslist, don't risk losing your posting privileges. You can accomplish your objectives and still follow the rules. To keep your identity confidential, take advantage of Craigslist's anonymization feature. When you use it, Craigslist generates a randomized email address to which prospective buyers reply and forward messages to you, keeping your real email address private until you reply. To minimize or even eliminate the consequences of that disclosure, open a throwaway address through a free email provider.
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