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Get a Disposable Email Address Fight Spam


Your email address is your ticket to a variety of online services and information. It's a bit disheartening to find a free service online and then discover the real cost is personal information, including your email address.

If you plan to use a site regularly, then providing your email address is in your best interest. A valid email is crucial if you forget your password or need to update information, but what if this is a one time visit? Do you really want to provide your email to yet another site that may bombard you with spam?

One way to combat spammers is to use a disposable email. Some services let you receive email during a set time frame, others expire after you receive a certain number of emails and a few never expire. Registration is required for a limited number and others just let you start using them, no sign-up required.

The one thing they have in common is that you can receive email at your disposable address. This is very important, because email verification is part of the registration process for many websites. A throw away email address will allow enough time to complete the authentication process.

Don't expect any degree of privacy when using an email that has no registration or sign in, only use a disposable address for communications that don't include detailed personal information. These addresses are not necessarily secure or even private. The email address is the log-in for many sites that don't require registration. This means that anyone can access the email by entering the user name.

When selecting a disposable email service, you should decide how much communication you want to have with the business. If you want to track how your email is being used, or receive a limited number of emails, you might want to go with Spam Gourmet or Gish Mail. On the other hand, if you never want to hear from the company again maybe 10 Minute Mail or Incognito Mai might be the way to go. Only you can decide, but there are plenty of options.

Tab browsing is the easiest way to view and open the links in this article. Simply right click on a link and select "open a new tab.". This will open the web page in a separate tab while keeping this page open. It's a great way to view multiple sites at once.

1. 10 Minute Mail
Random email address
Expires in 10 minutes
Keep page open to read any email

2. 33 Mail
Requires Registration
Forwards to your email
Free service limited to 10MB a month

3. Anti Spammer
No Registration
Address expires

4. Dead Address
No Registration
Page must remain open until your done

5. Dispostable
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address
emails delete after 2 days

6. Emerald Webmail
No Registration
Email Expires after 30 minutes

7. Gish Puppy
Registration required
Forwards to your email

8. Guerrilla Mail
No Registration
Expires in 60 minutes
Keep the page open to see email

9. Incognito Mail
No Registration
Account Expires after 60 minutes

10. Mail Catch
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address
Emails disappear after a few days

11. Mail Expire
Registration Required
Forwards to your email
Set expiration time frame from 12 hours to 3 months

12. Mailinator
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address

13. No Click Email
No Registration
When you close the page your email is gone

14. Soo Donims
Registration Required
Forwards to your email
Offers basic service free

15. Spam Avert
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address
Address is not unique others may have used it or may use it in the future

16. Spam Box
Registration Required
Forwards to your email
email expires after an undetermined length of time

17. Spam Gourmet
Registration Required
Forwards to your email
Expires after a selected number of uses

18. Tempe Mail
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address
Emails deleted after 14 days

19. Temp in Box
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address

20. Tittbit
No Registration
Address expires

21. Trash Mail
Registration Required
Forwards to your email

22. Yop Mail
No Registration
No Password - Accessible by anyone who knows the address
emails deleted after 8 days
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