Stop Spam, One Email at a Time

Stop Spam, One Email at a Time

Any web regular has probably had the experience of being asked for an email address that serves a purpose at the time, but can only lead to no good later on. Here’s a perfect example: I was recently shopping around for auto insurance and went to one of those websites that do a price comparison of all providers. In order to get the results, I had to provide an email address. Fair enough, but once I have the information I’m after, I don’t want my email address to be used for spam.

Here’s how to prevent that scenario: Create a disposable email account. 10 Minute Mail is a website solely for this purpose. Go to the site, click “Get My 10 Minute Mail e-mail address,” and, voila, there it is. Copy and paste the address into your online form; then return to the 10 Minute Mail web page. By refreshing the page, you can access messages as they arrive in a handy inbox (a “Give me 10 more minutes” option lets you extend your use of the address).

Once you’ve taken care of business, you can then go about your way, secure in the knowledge that the email address has expired.



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CoolDudeInc offers another service that allows you to create a self-destructing email address. Go to their web site to read about it.



This is absolutely awesome. Just recently I started "phasing out" one of my old hotmail accounts that I've had for years just because Spam got so ridiculous. I'll def. be using this site in the future to keep my newer accounts clean. Great find and thanks for posting it for everyone to see! :)



Nice find.

The link in your article is not working, but good info!



Darth Ninja

this site also has a plug-in for Firefox that can be found at




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Im using this now and i really like it. especially the temporary forwarding address thing. MPC GUYS CHECK THIS OUT!!!


Mailinator has a service you don't need to make an account for before.

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