Spam, not that ultra yummy treat (sike) but the email variety, seems to have become a way of life for those of us who use email. I don’t know about you, but it is a major letdown when 3 out of 5 emails in my inbox are spam messages. Or when I have more unread emails in my spam folder than in my inbox.
After using some of these Anonymous Email services, I can honestly tell you that there is no better technology to prevent and block spam than temporary emails. Not only does the email address expire after a certain amount of time, but your personal email address is protected from being sold and used by spammers.
- I’ve used MyTrashMail for a long time. Some of the best features include OPTIONAL sign-up to use a disposable email address (they call this Secure Temporary Email) and a RSS feed of your email inbox. Your email address is kind of cool, too – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SpamBox gives you a temporary email address in the format of email@example.com. It also allows you to set the lifespan of your inbox.
- 10MinuteMail generates an email inbox with a life span of 10 minutes for your temporary email needs. The email address I got was firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MailExpire gives you the option to have a temporary inbox – ranging from 12 hours to as long as 3 months. The email address is formatted as email@example.com. You can actually set the email address to expire immediately after creation or before your expiration time.
- Spam.la is a fast disposable email service which requires no registration. The website is also very simple and Web 1.0-ish. You can see every message sent to spam.la accounts, or just your own by using the mail filter.
Do you have any favorites? If so, what are they and why do you use them?
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