Whether you’re a Mac user or Apple fanboy, there’s no denying that the latter company’s unique style and cutting edge technologies leave plenty of room for the former. Even today, macOS still regularly outperforms its counterparts in terms of performance, while also being more secure and private. Still, connecting your Mac to the internet without any hassle isn’t something the average person does on a daily basis. Fortunately, helping yourself to some online privacy is a lot easier said than done. One of the major concerns is delivering your mail without having it picked up by a spammer or having your inbox flooded with junk mail. To solve this problem, you need a dedicated mailbox for the sole purpose of receiving official notifications from various internet services like Gmail, Yahoo!, and others. Nowadays, you can get a dedicated mailbox for free from the likes of Google and Amazon. While these services may not be ideal for everybody, they’re a great choice for users seeking a hassle-free way to keep their inboxes free of spam. Let’s take a look at how to get mail on your Mac when you have ExpressVPN connected.
Use a Gmail Signature
Speaking of spam, it’s important to keep in mind that this is something you’ll constantly have to guard against. Since you’re paying for a dedicated mailbox, it’s quite likely that a few of the people you correspond with will try and take advantage of your generous nature by flooding your inbox with junk mail. One way to fight spam is by using a Gmail signature. This is the name you give your signature when sending emails from Gmail. Essentially, your Gmail signature is like an extra layer of security on your emails. When someone receives your email, they’ll also see your Gmail signature. This means that even if they’re not a fan of your content, they’ll still have to acknowledge receipt. In other words, your emails won’t go unnoticed simply because they reach the inbox. Using a Gmail signature can also help to ensure that your emails reach the inbox in the first place. When you use a Gmail signature, you’re essentially saying to the universe, “I don’t want to receive spam. Please don’t send me any.” When someone sees that you’ve signed your email, they’ll have to take notice that this is a mail you want to keep away from spam. If you’ve ever signed an email with a PGP key, you’ll know what I mean.
Get a Dedicated IP Address
A dedicated IP address is a special type of internet address that allows you to connect to the web server that hosts your personal email without worrying about your IP address being blocked by your internet service provider. The advantage of connecting to a dedicated IP address is that even if your computer is connected to a public Wi-Fi network, your ISP won’t be able to see what websites you visit or what emails you send because all connections from that point forward will be coming from a different IP address. Think of a dedicated IP address as a different address space for your internet connection that doesn’t collide with your personal one. It doesn’t matter if you have a home office internet connection or a portable one. As long as your computer is mobile and can access the internet, you can use it to get your mail. You’ll just need to ensure that your computer is always plugged into an available power supply and have access to a WiFi network whenever you need to use it.
Create Email Accounts For Each Family Member
If you have family members who also use your Mac, it’s a good idea to set up multiple email accounts so that everyone can stay in touch without the hassle of multiple devices. Even if you use different devices to access your email (PC, mobile, and Mac), it’s still often the case that you’ll end up doing things like forwarding messages to each other anyway. This is why creating email accounts for each family member makes sense. You can give each person their own email address so that they can stay in touch with you even if their device is offline or they forget their password. Having separate personal email accounts also makes it much easier to keep your inboxes separate. If you suspect that your family may try and flood your inbox with spam, the separate accounts ensure that this won’t happen.
Getting mail on your Mac when you have ExpressVPN connected isn’t difficult; however, it does require you to take a few extra steps. Still, with a little bit of planning and forethought, it’s well within the capabilities of any average user. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today by connecting your Mac to the internet with ExpressVPN.