I don’t need a new email, I’ve already got one!
Wrong. You may have one but you want two; one for your personal use and another one for creating accounts for various apps/platforms. Don’t worry it’s not going to cost you anything and it’s very simple to do.
Keep your existing email for personal use only, you may even want to change that to a different provider, but this can be done at a later date (see the De-Google section for more info). As you’re going to be creating new accounts with various apps/platforms and you want to stay anonymous, you really don’t want to use the email address that can be traced back to your real name or IP address.
There are loads of options when it comes to email providers, some of which ask for identifiable information such as telephone number or current email address but there are a few out there where neither of these are necessary. Obviously if you’re wanting anonymity then you really don’t want to give any identifiable information over so you’ll need to find one of the providers who don’t ask for that info. Both tutamail and protonmail would be our personal recommendations.
Make sure you enable your VPN before signing up to a new email account, there’s no point setting up an anonymous account and then giving them your real IP address!
A quick search on the web can return results for “temporary email accounts”. These accounts generally stay active for approx. 10 – 20mins, they allow you to receive emails and are usually free to use. Sounds ideal for setting up a new Facebook (for example) account right? Sadly not.