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> with the “Hide My Email” option, your spouse or friends obviously won’t know your privaterelay.appleid.com email address, so when they enter your email address, our systems will believe that you don’t have an account

Just create an invitation or "share list" link and let the user send it in any way they prefer, be it AirDrop, email or SMS.

The recipient clicks the link, and the service can connect the two accounts as needed (allowing the potentially new user to create an account as needed).

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