Creating a disposable e-mail address

disposable_temporary_emailEveryone uses email today, for everything from communicating with friends and colleagues to using your email address as your online passport. Nearly every app and service you sign up for today requires an email address, as do most loyalty cards, contest entries, and more. It’s nice to have one address for everything, but getting dozens of email each day that you really don’t want isn’t nice. Plus, it’s far from uncommon for stores to have their databases hacked these days, leaving your email address all the more likely to end up on spam lists. Then, there’s the fact that it’s nearly impossible to do anything 100% privately.

There’s a number of ways to tame your Gmail and Outlook inboxes, but sometimes you need something more drastic: a disposable email address. Ranging from simple Gmail tweaks on your main address to make filtering easier to an 100% anonymous email address, disposable email address are a great way to bring back some of the privacy of paper letters and help you keep your inbox tidier by default.

There are many reasons for using a disposable e-mail. You may want to give someone an e-mail address without revealing your identity. Or you may want to sign up for a website or web service but you are concerned that the website will send you spam in the future.

Here is a list of some of the websites provides such service:

  1. Throw Away Mail
  2. Airmail
  3. MeltMail