Websites That Don’t Let You Hide Your Email Using Sign In with Apple

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I’ve shared information about the websites that support Sign In with Apple. In this article I’d like to share the websites that impose limitations.

You Can’t Hide Your Email

As part of Sign In with Apple, you can choose to hide your email from apps and services. This means that Apple creates what they call a private relay. It creates a random string of numbers and letters and uses that in place of your actual email address. When the service sends you emails it will be sent to the private relay, which will forward the email to your actual Apple ID.

Here are the websites I’ve encountered thus far that don’t include the Hide My Email option. As far as I can tell this isn’t against Apple’s guidelines but it renders the privacy aspect of this service moot. You could reuse a private relay from a different app, but I found that eBay blocks those emails.

Here is what I discovered:

  • eBay – blocks private relay addresses.
  • Nintendo
  • Pinterest

Whether you create a new account using Sign In with Apple or link your existing account, you are unable to hide your email. The deadline to require Sign In with Apple was June 30. If you’ve noticed an app or service that won’t let you hide, please let me know at [email protected]. I think it’s important to keep track.

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