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    Disposable email addresses

    A few Windows Secrets Newsletters ago one of the regular columnists (sorry I have forgotten who you were) gave a link to a disposable email address facility. It was a model of simplicity to use.

    Unfortunately, the site seems no longer to be active.

    I have searched for alternative facilities but they all are far too complicated for their own good, and most of their descriptions are in the same vein.

    Does anyone know of another simple, and, ideally, free one?
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    This article has some suggestions...

    http://email.about.com/od/disposable...disposable.htm

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    Yes, that's one of many which I read. They are all too complicated.
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    Many email companies have options to create disposable accounts, have you checked out the options for your email supplier?

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    Yes satrow, I have created a few disposable ones in Yahoo mail, but the site to which I referred was so much simpler.
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    I have used E4ward for years and find it really easy to use.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you Paul. That's still too complicated for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I have used E4ward for years and find it really easy to use.
    cheers, Paul
    Me too - a couple of minor annoyances, but works well and even worth paying $10 annually for!
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    one you can you use which is very simple and easy is www.mailinator.com
    free, simple any name you can think off can be used, mail goes to your inbox.
    I use it for everything.

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    There WAS a service that uniquely appended the name of the domain where you were registering so that, when spam showed up, you knew exactly who had "dobbed" you, even though their privacy policy was full of shining white promises that they would keep your data private and secure until one milli-second before the end of time.

    I don't use this, but thought it sounded like a good idea. Others on WSL may know more.

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    You can choose the email address 'name' field depending on which company/person you are dealing with.
    Such as HarveyNichols@mysubdomainname.mailtransferror.com
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    Having read the details of many disposable email services, I see nothing as simple as the extinct one whose name escapes me.

    It might be simple, but Mailinator's own convoluted description puts me off. No thank you.
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    This went paid
    https://sneakemail.com/
    it was very easy to use but I wasn't willing to pay $24/year

    A simple one to use, where you select to keep that disposable email address active for one hour, one day, one week or one month
    http://www.jetable.org/en/index

    My replacement for sneakemail is spamgourmet though it can be a challenge to figure out how to use it.
    1. your pick a username at the spamgourmet site
    2. You create an email address at any website you are on like this
    soneword.x.username@spamgourmet.com

    the someword I select is a website that wants me to register and I'd prefer not to with a permanent address
    x is a number between 1 and 20 which allows this website to send you that many emails; if you pick 5 and decide you don't mind getting more, I think there is a way to reset the number from 5 to 20.

    I rarely need to log into the spamgourmet site because all the emails are forwarded.

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    I think the disposable email service which disappeared was spambox.us.

    It was mentioned (as an aside, in parentheses) in the Windows Secrets column How to protect yourself from spammers at the end of last year.

    A similar service may be AirMail.

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    The one I used to use before it shut down in November 2010 was Emailias.
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