Anonymized emails

Apple users can choose to anonymise their email address. In order to contact those email addresses, you will need to configure your SMTP server to be able to use Apple’s private email relay service.

To be able to use Apple’s private email relay service, you’ll need to follow the instructions here:

  1. First, log in to your Apple Developer account.

  2. Under Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Services.

    certificatesIdentifiersProfiles services

  3. Under Services, you’ll see Sign in with Apple for Email Communication, click Configure.

    configure signInWithAppleForEmailCommunication

  4. Under Email Sources, click the add icon (circle w/plus).

    add emailSources

  5. In the dialog that pops up, Register your email sources by doing the following:


    1. Add any Domains and Subdomains. This should not include the https://www.* but the source domain itself only.

    2. Add any applicable Email Addresses.

    3. Click Next.

    4. Make sure your Confirm your email sources by clicking Register.


Check the status

You can check your sources are verified and ready:


  • If the status is verified and ready (green) , you’re good to go.

  • If the status is not ready (red) , you need to update your DNS entry linked to the domain you added and add the following SPF TXT record:

    IN TXT "v=spf1 ~all"
Read more

For more information, you can check out the following Apple links: