When does a disposable email address come in handy? Mostly, they're good for when you need to give an email address to a website and you'd like to avoid further emails (aka, spam). Basically, they are useful for protecting your privacy on the Web (for more on protecting yourself online, read How to Guard Your Web Privacy). Here are four sites that offer free, disposable email addresses:
- Guerilla Mail: Get a temporary random email address generated by GuerillaMail, or set up your own personalized email address (i.e, firstname.lastname@example.org). The service expires after sixty minutes; you can read and reply to emails sent to this address at the GuerillaMail website.
- MyTrashMail: Create an account (no sign up required), forward emails to your private account, and protect yourself from spam emails.
- Mailinator: No registration, no sign-ups, just send your mail to a temporary account.
- 10 Minute Mail: For quick email needs, like a confirmation email so you can subscribe to something, this is perfect - only ten minutes worth of email time, but just right for those kind of situations.
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