10 Temporary Disposable Email Services
By on March 5th, 2009

There are several times when you may want to signup on a forum, or leave a comment on a blog, however most of these require you to provide them with a valid email address, without which you cannot signup or leave a comment.

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Providing your personal email address can often lead to spam emails reaching your inbox, and a easy way to thwart the spam would be to either create a secondary email, or make use of temporary disposable email services, which provide you with a temporary email you can use to receive email.

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There are several free temporary disposable email services, however we will list the top 10 services, that allow you to create temporary disposable email services that you can use for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 24 hours.

MyTrashMail Probably the most advanced temporary disposable email service provider, MyTrashMail allows you to create temporary email addresses, forward emails to your real inbox, get your emails as a RSS feed and use a toolbar for and Internet Explorer, to quickly create temporary disposable email addresses.

Temporary Inbox Allows you to create a temporary disposable inbox with a email address ending with @temporaryinbox.com, the emails in your account will be deleted after 6 hours.

YOPMail YOPMail is a unique disposable email service, where you can create email addresses without even visiting the site, simply use anyusername’@yopmail.com while signing up at forums or websites and emails to your account will be received at a yopmail account. To view the emails visit yopmail.com and enter the username you used to check the emails in your temporary inbox. Make sure to choose a unique name, since all the emails can be accessed by practically anyone who types in the username into yopmail.com.

Spamgourmet Spamgourmet allows you to create a shield above your actual email address, once you create a account, new emails allowing at your spamgourmet account will be forwarded to your actual email address.

10 Minute Mail Like the name suggests, you will be able to create temporary disposable email addresses that will work for 10 minutes, pretty useful when you want to validate your forum account.

MintEmail – MintEmail.com gives you a three hour temporary email address, pretty useful when you want to validate your forum account.

MailCatch – MailCatch is an another disposable email service that allows you to create temporary disposable mailboxes, in a completely anonymous way.

MailExpire – Mailexpire is still the simplest, cleanest way for you to keep your inbox spam-free. Mailexpire allows you to create a free email alias for yourself. For a period you choose, from 12 hours to 3 months, anything sent to this email alias will be passed on to you at your actual email address.

NowMyMail NowMyMail is another service which will allow you to create temporary disposable email addresses.

TempEmail TempEMail is The place where you get a Free, Temporary, Disposable, Anonymous,
email address, keeping your own email address Spam and Virus Free.

Psst… while you are at it, also signup to receive email updates from Techie Buzz. Please use your real email address to signup or you will miss on all the from us :). Also feel free to tell us about other temporary disposable email services you have used in the past.

Important Tip: If you plan to signup for a newsletter subscription, always use your own email address, or else you may not receive important emails and alerts.

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  • http://timbrazer.com Tim Brazer

    10 Minute mail is my favorite because it works like a regular email client but also allows you to add an extra 10 minutes.

  • http://www.scottshoots.com/blog scott neumyer

    What about GuerillaMail? That’s the one I use ALL the time…

  • http://www.dintz.com/ Dintz

    I’ve got to disagree with the above, 10 minute mail is probably the worst of all. Mailinator rocks!

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  • http://losefree.com Chelle

    This would be super helpful for anyone who gets paid for signing up for different quotes and offers and does surveys online….you can make a little cash that way, but the spam gets so bad you give up before you ever make your first $10.

  • http://www.expiremail.com Mike

    To add to the list try http://www.expiremail.com its a free, anonymous 15 minute disposable email account service. It comes complete with the ability to send & receive emails with attachments upto 2MBs in size as well as the ability to reply and forward emails. Other features include a resetable timer, randomly generated email address and no limit on the amount of accounts you can create. Try it, you’ll like it.

  • https://www.mailguard.me/q/b/welcome Heather

    I use http://www.mailguard.me
    Here is info on the features I cut and pasted from their site…

    MailGuard goes a step further in the technical implementation. It operates with disposable domains! New disposable email addresses are created in the form of xyz@abc.emailtmp.com where the "abc" part is a temporary, disposable domain name. When the temporary email address reaches expiration, the *domain name* is removed from the DNS servers. This means that the IP address of the mail server is no longer known to potential email senders, and thus they cannot even make a network connection to send you mail. Who needs mail filtering?! Don't let them even reach your machine!

    It is also possible to set up a number of addresses in advance and specify that they lie dormant until the first email arrives. Upon first email arrival and address activation, then the expiration timer can begin. With this feature it is possible for a user to create a number of nice looking addresses in advance that may be used in printed or other permanent form. These addresses can be handed out when needed without having to manage the expiration properties. The expiration properties will not become active until the first message arrives.

    MailGuard also provides SafeReply™. Once somebody sends you email via a MailGuard address, you may have the need to reply to their message. SafeReply™ allows you to simply reply directly to the message in your normal email program, no matter which email program it is. Your reply will be routed back through the MailGuard mail servers and your identifying information (i.e. your email address) will be stripped from the mail headers. So your reply will appear to arrive from an address like "xyz@abc.emailtmp.com" rather than from you, even though you simply replied from your regular email program. How awesome is that!!?

    MailGuard is currently developing browser plugins that permit you to generate these disposable email addresses quickly and on the spot while you are filling our a form online at any site. This takes everything to another level. The moment you need a temporary or disposable email address, you will simply click and get a new one generated, without ever leaving the page you are currently looking at. This is the true utility of MailGuard.

  • http://www.emailthe.net Rick Fran

    A really great articale thanks,this is a Disposable email or as some call them Temporary email http://www.emailthe.net the main reason to use these type of sites is to stop spam from entering your business or personal email as we are all aware spam is one of the biggest problems people have when surfing the net.

    Thanks

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  • Kyle

    Here is one more temporary email to the list – http://ixi.me

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