Apple macOS 13 Ventura feature page removed support for "Hide My Mail" from third-party apps
Apple recently removed references to "Hide My Email" support from third-party apps from the macOS Ventura feature page on Apple's U.S. website.
With iCloud+ subscriptions, users will be able to "protect the privacy of your personal email address by hiding emails in third-party applications," Apple's website says. It's not clear why Apple removed the feature from the page, but it could be because users can already create random email addresses and use them using Hide My Mail through the System Preferences/System Settings app or iCloud.com. Manage these emails in a third-party application on the Mac.
The feature is still listed on the macOS Ventura page in many other countries/regions, but Apple may not have updated its regionalization site in time.
Hide My Email was first launched last year on macOS Monterey Macs. This feature generates unique random email addresses that are automatically forwarded to the user's personal inbox, allowing the user to hide the actual email address for added privacy. On macOS Monterey, the feature is directly integrated into Apple Safari and the Mail app. In the Mail app, you can find "Hide My Message" in the pop-up menu in the "From" field.
Hide My Mail is included at no extra charge on iCloud+ storage plans, which start at $0.99 per month in the United States. Hide My Mail can also be used when creating an account in Safari using the "Sign In with Apple" feature released in 2019.