Almost everyone who uses the Internet has an email address, and almost all online services require you to provide your email address to create an account. It seems okay until you’ve used your email address on so many sites that it has become a common target for spam and scams.
One of the solutions to combat this is to create a temporary email address, an address that you can use to sign up, shop, sign up, etc., without worrying about your real email address being permanent mail is bombarded with junk mail. Fortunately, there are plenty of throwaway or throwaway email addresses that allow you to do this.
Why use a disposable email address?
Unless you like to receive spam and scams in your inbox, a disposable email address allows you to sign up for sites and services without the after-effects of signing up. This allows you unhindered access to the site or service without compromising the integrity of your personal email.
GuerillaMail looks like an early ’90s Geocities page, but don’t judge a book by its cover – or a site by design in this case. Beyond the unpretentious web design, there is an easy-to-use temp messaging service.
Getting started is simple. There is a handy “WTF” button that will guide you through the steps. The use of GuerillaMail does not require any registration or registration, nor any password. Your inbox ID and domain are randomly generated the moment you open the GuerillaMail page. You have the option to customize the inbox ID and choose from other domains if you want.
The created email address will last forever and anyone will be able to access it, as long as they know the inbox ID. GuerillaMail also gives users the option to scramble the email address you give. This makes it virtually impossible for anyone to guess your GuerillaMail inbox ID, meaning that random strangers will not be able to access it. All emails will arrive in the inbox on the main GuerillaMail page, and they will be automatically deleted after one hour, regardless of whether they have been read or not.
If you only need an email address for a short time, then 10MinuteMail has you covered. True to its name, 10MinuteMail gives users a unique email address that self-destructs after ten minutes. This means that the e-mail address and the contents of its inbox are deleted after ten minutes.
Using 10MinuteMail is easy. Simply point your browser to 10MinuteMail. Here, you’ll see a page that displays your unique email address, along with a large timer that immediately begins counting down from ten minutes. Copy and paste the unique email address and use it for any site or service that needs it.
To access emails sent to your address, click the Inbox button. In addition to reading the text of the emails, you will also be able to download attachments, click on links, etc. When you are finished, you can close your browser or wait for the ten minute period to end. In all cases, your temporary e-mail is deactivated and destroyed. If you need more time because you haven’t received an email yet, just click on the button labeled “Get 10 more minutes”. This will reset the ten minute counter. 10MinuteMail is ideal for those looking for a truly temporary email that no one else can access.
If you want the privacy offered by a truly disposable email address, but don’t want to run against the clock, you can give ThrowAwayMail A try. ThrowAwayMail generates a unique email that can only be accessed by you. After 48 hours, this unique email address is purged along with all emails from its inbox.
ThrowAwayMail isn’t much to watch, but it’s very easy to use. Click on the button to generate a unique email. Once an email address is generated, a countdown starts, similar to 10MinuteMail. The big difference here is that the email address is active for 48 hours instead of 10 minutes. All emails sent to this address will appear on the main page. If you don’t visit your unique email after 48 hours, it is deleted. However, continued use of your temporary email address will result in your timer being extended by an additional 48 hours. The only downside to this service is that you have to enable cookies on your device.
If you just want a free email address to use in situations where you don’t want to give out your real email, Maildrop worth a look. Maildrop is completely free and does not require any registration. It also allows you to create your own email address, or you can use a randomly generated one. What sets Maildrop apart is that you can revisit the inbox of any email address you create. All you need to do is remember the name of the inbox. This makes it a convenient option for people who want to keep their temporary email address.
There are a few caveats that a Maildrop inbox lasts in perpetuity. First of all, Maildrop limits the types of emails that reach your inbox. Unfortunately, this means that the attachments are completely removed. Additionally, an inbox is limited to only 10 emails at a time. Finally, any Maildrop inbox that has not received an email within 24 hours will be automatically deleted. Maildrop is a good option if you don’t want to create a new temporary email address every time you need to fill out an online form.
If temporary email addresses seem too complicated, but you still want to avoid spam, consider blocking junk emails in Gmail. Are you using a disposable email address? What is your temporary email address used for? Let us know in the comments!
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