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If possible use a PO Box, not your real physical address.

A PO Box or Post office box is just a letter box where you can get your post delivered instead of your real address; they’re easy to get and you can pay in 3 month, 6 month or yearly.

It’s like a VPN but for your physical address only the Post office can see how much traffic is going in and out.

It’s especially useful for online services you don’t want knowing your real address because of a questionable or unknown reputation i.e how well will they keep your data secure.

PO Boxes are provided by the postal service which is a branch of the government so you will likely have to provide ID depending on the country you’re located in.

For more information see the links below:

  • https://www.royalmail.com/receiving/po-box

  • https://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/royal-mail-po-box-application-form-march-2019-28989434.pdf