Somewhat of a privacy/security question here. I'm looking to get away from Google services, especially email, and I'm wondering if there's a reason not to use my real name in the email address. The enemy I'm think of is intrusive government surveillance.
- If I use an encrypted email service, just going by the handle any State actors won't necessarily know which address is mine, but then again then can just look at the emails coming in before they're encrypted, so that argument doesn't work.
- Practically any online service that has my email address is going to know my name, so there is really no privacy benefit there either.
Am I perchance missing something?