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 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 - Or you can have it generate an address based on the domain you're logging in to -

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.

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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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