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Temporary Email | Savvy Tech Tips

January 23rd 2007

Temporary Email

guerillamail1.jpgEver find yourself wanting to sign up for an interesting offer on the Internet, but balking at giving away your precious email address to what might be a spammer? Looking for some alternatives to anti-spam software?

Well, Guerrilla Mail and 10-Minute Email are just the answer. These are two handy little websites that generate a valid email address that will expire after just a few minutes. This is great for those Internet signups that insist you enter an email address.

To use the sites, just click on the link for getting an email address. Viola! The site refreshes, and you’ve got a temporary email address right on your screen that you can paste into the email field at any site. To check your email, with Guerrilla Mail, just refresh your page by clicking on the circular green arrows. For 10-Minute Email, you refresh your browser window (click on the circular icon at the top of your browser window).

As for which one of the two services is better, I’ve used both Guerrilla Mail and 10-Minute Email a few times now. Both are easy to use, but Guerrilla Mail is the easiest of the two. Also, one time 10-Minute Email simply never delivered me my test emails, but Guerrilla Email has always worked. Take your pick, though, as both seem reliable and functional, and are great tools in fighting spam.

Edit on 2/7/07: For a different type of anti-spam temporary email service, take a look at this post on Spam Gourment.

9 Comments »

  1. As admin of GuerrillaMail I am very pleased to read that the service worked for you. Thanks for the kind review :-)

    Comment by Ralf — January 23, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

  2. No problem! Thanks for stopping by to comment, and for providing such a handy service.

    Mike

    Comment by smart0086 — January 26, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

  3. Great service, thanks.

    Comment by Victor — January 27, 2007 @ 3:18 am

  4. Victor: No problem. Glad you’ve found it helpful.

    Mike

    Comment by smart0086 — January 27, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  5. this is a great tool

    Comment by Microplop — February 13, 2007 @ 10:40 am

  6. Microplop: Yeah, between these temporary email services and Spam Gourmet, it’s made me feel like I can do a lot more on the Internet when I have to enter an email address somewhere.

    Comment by smart0086 — February 13, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  7. these are gud services ,,a gud post.

    Comment by shashank — February 27, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

  8. Guerrilla Mail: Free yourself from spam…

    Guerrilla Mail provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 15 minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame….

    Trackback by Tech Weekly — April 5, 2007 @ 11:50 am

  9. http://www.selfdestructingmail.com

    Provides temporary / disposable / self destructing email addresses that are valid for 30 minutes.

    You can view received emails on the webpage or subscribe to an RSS feed which delivers all mail received to that address while it’s valid.

    You can reply to e-mails as well.

    This is ideal for signing up to forums or other online services which require valid email addresses for activation emails without worrying about having your real email address exposed to spammers.

    Comment by Al — August 27, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

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