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This article was published on July 28, 2014

Leak lets you send nearly anonymous emails to friends, family and enemies

Leak lets you send nearly anonymous emails to friends, family and enemies

Leak is a new email service that lets you send messages without disclosing your identity. Because passive aggressive subtweeting and Facebook rants aren’t enough.

The service is simple: Type in the email address; choose your relationship (friend, family member, coworker, friend of a friend, or “someone”); type a message and hit “Send This Leak Anonymously.” The recipient will get an email with that thing you’ve always wanted to say but were afraid to.

Maybe it’s a declaration of love. Maybe you just need to tell your boss to stop being such an ass. Whatever your message, it’s almost completely anonymous. If you’re planning on using the service to blow the lid off government corruption, don’t. Leak stores the link between a “leak” and the IP address that sent that link. It points this out in its about page:

We don’t have your email address nor identity. However, it is necessary for our system and the security of everyone to maintain a link between the leaks you create and your IP address. This IP address will never be communicated except in the very rare occasion of legal matters.

The site also has a list of dos and don’ts as they relate to using the service. Most of it is just common sense: don’t harass, bully, spam or share private information like your bank account number.

It’s a fun, light-hearted service closer to the note you would pass in class to a girl or guy you like. If you’re a whistleblower, you’re better off meeting in a dark parking lot.


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