This story presents a proof-of-concept that allow me to give a unique email address anything@mydomain.com when subscribing to mailing lists, and regis

Implement an Email Masking Proof-of-concept Using AWS Simple Email Service (SES) and AWS Rust SDK

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This story presents a proof-of-concept that allow me to give a unique email address anything@mydomain.com when subscribing to mailing lists, and registering unimportant accounts. anything can be any word that I decide on the spot when I give the address. The emails are forwarded to my normal email address — and if I find that I am receiving too many, I can unsubscribe and blacklist the address…

As an added benefit, I am now using a different password and email address when registering on websites… That should keep me safer.

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I like to subscribe to news, forums, etc. But, I have been pwned… and I do not read most emails — just casually scan through subjects to see if anything spike my interest… I can unsubscribe, but I have the impression that these emails just keep on coming. I recently started to use a brand new email address — that I would like to keep clean and hence have been looking for a way to control who I give this email address to.

A hacker news post [1] got me onto email masking. Google led me to the AWS blog post (Forward Incoming Email to an External Destination [2]) and this implementation.

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