SimpleLogin vs Apple’s Hide My Email

SimpleLogin and Apple’s Hide My Email are both email aliasing tools that shield your real email address from spam and leaks. However, SimpleLogin supports many more advanced functionality and is available on all devices and isn’t limited to just Apple devices. Below is a feature by feature comparison.

Five stars 500000+ emails forwarded daily

Screenshot Apple Hide My Email iCloud

A better alternative to Apple’s Hide My Email

SimpleLogin is a great alternative to Apple's Hide My Email, as it has more features and is compatible with all devices, not just Apple devices.

Apple's hide My Email SimpleLogin
Web app
Reply with alias
iOS app
Android app
Custom domain
Free trial
cc & bcc
Browser extension
Send email from alias
Customizable alias
Free plan None 15 free aliases
Unlimited aliases Paid only Paid only
Paid plan $0.99 /month (requires iCloud+) $2.50 /month

Last update: January 12th, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

Apple Hide My Email is not a free service and doesn’t offer a free trial. You need an iCloud+ monthly subscription to use the Apple’s Hide My Email feature, and it only works on Apple devices.

No, the Apple Hide My Email feature is not compatible with non-Apple devices. You can only use this feature when signed in with your Apple ID. SimpleLogin can be used all devices and there is no vendor lock in.

An email relay is a service that allows you to set up a unique email address (called “alias”) that will forward all incoming emails to the email address of your choice. Share your relay address (email alias) instead of your personal address to keep it private. Additionally, you have the flexibility to disable the email alias at any point, protecting your inbox from any potential spam.

Using SimpleLogin as a preconfigured email relay adds an extra layer of privacy and security to your email workflow. You can create an alias for each website which routes messages to your real email address while still keeping it private.

Apple's Hide My Email is not a stand-alone product, but rather a feature of their iCloud service. In comparison, SimpleLogin is a separate product that functions as an email aliasing tool and does not require you to get iCloud or any other services to use it. SimpleLogin also has a free plan so anybody can use it.

SimpleLogin offers a much larger set of features, such as:

  • Customizable email alias
  • Android app
  • Browser extension
  • Custom domain
  • Better alias management (directories, subdomains)
  • Send email from your email alias

Apple's Hide My Email feature provides a basic email aliasing tool to protect your primary email address. If you want maximum control of your aliases and privacy, SimpleLogin is a more adequate choice. SimpleLogin offers more customization options and has more cross-device compatibility. SimpleLogin is both compatible with Android and iOS and has a web-extension compatible with the most popular web browsers, so it can be used on any operating system.

6 reasons to choose SimpleLogin over Apple’s Hide My Email

Android & iOS

SimpleLogin is compatible with both iOS and Android. Simply download the SimpleLogin app, connect to your account and manage your aliases from any device.

Custom domain

Add your own custom domain name to SimpleLogin to create email aliases with your own domain name that no one else can use. You can add up to 5 domains.

Free plan

SimpleLogin has a free plan, so you can get started with email aliases for free with support for up to 15 aliases. You can upgrade to get unlimited aliases.

Browser extension

SimpleLogin is accessible no matter your choice of device or browser. Our web extension is compatible with the most popular web browsers, and can create unique email aliases in one click, no matter which device or browser you use.

Customizable alias

Unlike Apple, SimpleLogin allows you to customize the email alias you create. You can also change the way random aliases are generated by default.

Open source

SimpleLogin's technology is open source, meaning the source code of our product is open to the public. This code is regularly reviewed and independently audited for privacy and security. You can find SimpleLogin’s latest security audit report here.

Helping 250 000+ users hide their email address

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Hide my email is nice but having something I can use outside of my phone is nice and the fact that it’s open source is an added bonus


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

I find this service truly indispensable nowadays, to prevent third-party sites from selling the email address or, worse still, that spammers can use it to storm the email address. Definitely 5 stars, although I found sending emails a bit slow compared to the Hide My Email service. Thank you


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Now i can have the alias forwarded to whichever mailbox i want. On top of that you can use this to hide your actual email address in case of subscribing services, and can destroy the alias if too may spam emails received. This is really awesome.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

I’m liking this service. There are lots of masked email / throwaway services available these days (Firefox, DuckDuckGo, even iCloud to name a few). SimpleLogin is for power users. There are lots of features in the free tier and even more in the paid tiers. While I don’t use the custom domain feature, that alone is pretty cool.[...]


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Create aliases dynamically using Regex or manually has never been easier. I’ve linked my personal domain and now have even more flexibility. I give each site or company their own alias suing their name. If it gets leaked I know who leaked it. If they have a data breach I can just delete it. I can reply on emails and it comes from that alias and not my personal address. Truly an awesome way to make emails and logins unique and safer.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

I use SimpleLogin almost every day. It gives me peace of mind and works perfectly with my custom domain, too.

Create and manage your email aliases on all of your devices

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