I posted a gig on craigslist and want to ensure my anonymity during an e-mail exchange.

When replying to foo@reply.craigslist.org, where foo is a fairly long alphanumeric string, are both e-mail addresses anonymousness? I received an e-mail reply, and want to reply, but want to stay anonymous to the other user. Of course, Craigslist knows my e-mail address, and surely logs it somewhere, that's not a concern -- I just want to ensure that the other user can't see my e-mail.

I should only reply to the foo@reply.craigslist.org address, and not, for instance, bar@gigs.craigslist.com? I suppose the bar@gigs.craigslist.com is the e-mail which was responded to from the ad.

see also:

What happens if you try to use the Craigslist semi-anonymous email relay service after six months have passed?

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    Yes, any email sent to/from craigslist relay is anonymized. I've had long back and forth conversations with people where neither of us learn each other's email address. You can also test to confirm. – user5676 Nov 6 '14 at 21:14

When you respond to an anonymous Craigslist email, the recipient of your email will not be able to see your email address.

craigslist has implemented 2-way email relay to help stop spam and scams.

When replying to a post you'll see an address like:

When answering an email you'll see an address like:

Use your email program as you normally would.


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