More about Safe Email and Phones





What are safe emails and phones?

Safe emails and phones means not giving your personal information to every website. Protect your personal information to give you more control AFTER you've signed up or made a purchase is a big part of how you can stay safe online, reducing spam and identity theft targeted at you.

Safe emails and phones work by replacing the information that sites use to identify you: your username, email address, and other information with safe aliases that only you know. This way you can use the website and services completely, but other people can't put the pieces of your identity together unless you want them to.

For example, instead of giving every site your main email address, you can give them a safe email. This is a unique email address given just to that site that automatically forwards to your main email address.

Instead of giving me@mywebmail.com to a website, Abine gives abc123@opayq.com

Email the website sends to abc123@opayq.com gets forwarded to me@mywebmail.com

This way you'll still be able to get emails from the website. You won't even notice that it's being protected. But if the site ever starts to spam you, or they sell or lose your email address, then you can easily block them from ever contacting you, and cut potential spam off at the source. With Abine you can protect your:

  • Email addresses. Abine will use a random address @opayq.com. Mail send to this address will forward to the email address of your identity. Each address that you generate is unique to you.


  • Phone Numbers Abine will generate a random US telephone number and 4-digit extension that will forward to the phone number of your choice. Each phone number is unique to you.


  • Usernames. Abine will generate a random eight-dight alphabetic username for you.


For each site these key pieces of identifying information, such as your email address will be replaced with an email address that's unique to that site. So each site will have a different set of information, and only you will know them all.


Using Safe Email and Phones

It takes just a click to protect an email address when signing up for a new service, a newsletter, or anywhere that asks you for your email address. Abine can automatically use safe information when it is filling in forms. You can also manually fill fields with safe information if you want.

Protecting Automatically when Registering

Each identity can have a different set of privacy settings. The settings control the information that is auto-filled in registration forms.



Auto generate safe email address when registeringAuto-fill email addresses with safe emails forwarding to the email address of this identity. You can control the email address on the "Safe Email and Phone" tab.
Auto generate password when registeringThis setting will auto-fill password fields on registration forms with 8-character random passwords using mixed case and numbers and letters. This password will be automatically saved with your account information when you register. You can view the password on the account card in "My Sites and Accounts".
Auto generate usernames when registeringThis setting will auto-fill username fields on registration forms with a mixture of your username and the site name. It's handy for making a quick username you don't have to think about and won't match directly to outer sites.


Protect your info on-demand

You can fill an email or phone number field with safe information at any time. Whenever you are filling a form or updating your existing account information.

Right-click in the field (email or phone) you want to fill.

Select "Fill Email and then New Safe Email".

Abine generates a new email for you immediately with a unique @opayq.com name. It remembers this new email for you and the site you gave it to automatically.




Blocking Contact

This will allow you to see which site any email came from. If a site sold or shared your email without your permission, you can now figure out exactly who did it. Better yet, you can block any spam easily.


Blocking spam email

Every safe email forwarded to you comes with the ability to block only that site's email. You will see a message on top of the email:


Simply click on "Block this email address." By clicking the "Block" checkbox, you can shut off emails from only this site (and any other sites it has shared your information with). If you have a change of heart or order something new in the future, just uncheck it and emails will be forwarded along once again.



Safe Email and Phone Details - What Abine Knows

In order to make safe emails and phones work, Abine will need to store some information about you. Only the minimum amount of information needed to make the service work is ever stored. We really don't want to know anything we don't absolutely have to. Here's exactly what Abine knows when you use safe email and phones.


Protecting Email

When you are protecting your email address with Abine, then those emails are forwarded. For each safe email address generated Abine needs to store on our servers:

  1. Safe email address (e.g. abc123@opayq.com)
  2. Target email address (e.g. me@mywebmail.com) to which the safe emails should be forwarded
  3. Add-on ID a unqiue number used to track if validation has occurred
  4. Identity # the number (e.g. 1-n) of the identity being used so that you can use different email addresses for different identities in the same add-on


Protecting Phones

When you are protecting your phone number with Abine, then those calls/voicemails are forwarded. For each safe phone number generated Abine needs to store on our servers:

  1. Safe phone number (e.g. 617-555-5090 x 2222)
  2. Target phone number (e.g. 415-555-1017) to which the safe emails should be forwarded
  3. Target email address (optional) Email address for forwarding voicemails
  4. Add-on ID a unqiue number used to track if validation has occurred
  5. Identity # the number (e.g. 1-n) of the identity being used so that you can use different phone numbers for different identities in the same add-on

In order to increase the level of privacy our next implementation will remove this information if an address is blocked, storing it only locally in your data (in case you want to unblock).


"Abine projects the number of Internet users in North America using anti-tracking tools and services will be 28.1 million by the end of 2012." - USA Today

"I was very surprised to see pictures of my former places of residence in your report - it's amazing how much detail these sites are able to obtain. Thanks again for your help. I'm glad I found your service." - DeleteMe customer, Neil

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