You can go to the time of the early 1990s, Craig Newmark made a digital platform for informing people about the activities happening in the vicinity. Then, people started to build a small platform of Craig for posting jobs, selling items. On later phase, it needed the use of the server. Craigslist works like the big digital forum that is classified. It also permits the purpose like a discussion among the community, posting the jobs, and more. Even the viewers can also upload their advertisements and can take the benefits of deals in which they are keen.
Once you employ the Craigslist for selling or buying the products, then you can converse by emailing to that person in transactions. For keeping the privacy of sellers and buyers protected, Craigslist conceals the email address of both. You can have the security system while responding to message.
Craigslist offers a cover email which is forwarded to the actual email of the recipient. The actual email address of seller and buyers both is known by only Craigslist. In case of any wrong happening, then one party can’t get the email address of other parties. You have to communicate via websites for buying or selling the products on Craigslist.
If you respond to the post, then you will get an email address such as
. Craigslist provides you with the button to copy-paste this email into the email app that you launch. If you get an email which is a response to an advertisement, then you will get an email appears as email@example.com. Craigslist hides the real email address, but you can use it in a typical email app. You should always employ the proxy email on Craigslist while posting an advertisement. Moreover, you should insert the first name in the blank contact name box.
You should always be vigilant that if you converse with others on craigslist with the proxy email, then your actual name is displayed with the name of your organization and contact number and more. If you are careful about your privacy and personal data, then you should employ an alternate email ID for instances to purchasing.
The reason behind the concealment of email address on Craigslist is to protect you from any unwanted access and anonymous contact. It can distribute the private data if you press the URLs under the emailed message that you received. You should not trust any senders easily. You should recognize the message that appears to be delivered from the Craigslist. If you have any suspect in that, then you can verify it by contacting with the senders. Moreover, while communicating with the sellers or buyers, you should be very careful in exchanging the contact number. You can deliver the SMS message to ease out the transactions. Generally, most of the users on the platform of the Craigslist are trustworthy. You should always be vigilant while employing private security habits such as meeting in public place like the cafeteria or else.
Graccey Leio is a self-professed security specialist; she has been manufacture the people aware of the security threats. Her obsession is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, societal engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.