Throw-away E-mail Addresses

From Library Stuff – Throw-away e-mail address generators:

  • Spamhole – “ allows you to create a temporary email address; For the number of hours that you choose, all email to address is automatically forwarded to your regular email address. After time is up, any new mail that comes to your spamhole address is automatically deleted. This way, you never have to give your email address out when you sign up for stuff on the internet. You can create a spamhole address, sign up for stuff on the internet, and not have to worry about your mailbox becoming a target for spammers”
  • 10 Minute Mail – “you will be given a temporary e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to that address will show up automatically on the web page. You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes. Why would you use this? Maybe you want to sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don’t want to give up your real e-mail address and end up on a bunch of spam lists. This is nice and disposable.”

Did you know that you can also use Bloglines for email – throw-away and otherwise? This is especially useful when you want an email address that isn’t quite so temporary as those listed above. I use a different Bloglines email address for every listserv to which I subscribe. When I don’t want to receive mail anymore, I just delete the email address.