Bitwarden's new username generator is brilliant


I've been using Bitwarden for years. It generates a unique password for every website I visit. There's only been one small problem - I want a unique username for each website.

Let me explain. Sometimes websites sell or leak your email address to spammers. If you're using yourname@example.com for every site, you'll never know who leaked your details. Bitwarden can fix that!

So now, with a couple of clicks, you can tell Bitwarden to generate a unique random email address. If the email attracts spam, you'll know where it has come from and will be able to easily block it.

Here's what the process looks like:

Screenshot of Bitwarden generating a username.

You can also tell it to use plus addressing - yourname+random@example.com. Or you can have it generate an address based on the domain you're logging in to - facebook.com@example.com

You can read more about the new feature on Bitwarden's blog.

I thoroughly recommend using a unique password and email address on every service you use. It increases your security and protects your privacy.


11 thoughts on “Bitwarden's new username generator is brilliant

  1. says:

    I use plus addressing now. Though I find I get less spam / unsolicited email these days so less of an issue.


  2. GPWM, but this breaks the operating model of services like Gravatar.

    I wonder if it could be made possible to have Gravatar operate on a per-domain basis?

    1. @edent says:

      Gravatar uses the MD5 hash of the full email address. I did ask them a while back about supporting domains, but they weren't interested.

      Lack of Gravatar is, IMO, a small price to pay for enhanced privacy.

  3. says:

    I've been wanting this for ages. I thought I was the only one! Bitwarden is really the best password manager out there.


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