Every time you give out your email address on the web, you risk getting your email address abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email address, give out a temporary Disposable email address (DEA) which receives the messages and forwards to your private email address or displays it on the providers Website. The spammers will never find out your private email address.
Disposable email addresses (DEA) provide real but temporary email addresses which lasts from a few minutes to few hours, some even for months…time enough to conclude your business with most of the websites you don’t trust. A Disposable email address (DEA) generally doesn’t require sign up, ready in an instant and expires after a set duration. After that you don’t care what happens to it.
What if you require an email id that doesn’t expire at all, but that lets you switch it off at any time you please? A slightly different kind of Disposable email addresses (DEA) service lets you do this and more. This kind of service typically requires login and hence registration. As soon as you recognize you’re receiving spam, you can delete the forwarding account and create a new one. You can keep track of the sites sending you spam, by creating aliases for every site that requires your email address.
About 50 free temporary Disposable email address (DEA) providers are listed below in two categories, those that require registration (sign up) and those that don’t:
- FREE Instant, temporary and disposable email providers (Registration NOT required)
- FREE temporary and disposable email providers (Registration required, no time limit)
Mailinator – a tool that allows users to create an on-the-spot email identity that provides anonymity and fights web inertia in one easy step. Any given mailbox will only hold 10 messages at once. All attachments – pictures, binary files, etc. – are stripped out, email size (max 120k), validity “a few hours”.
Jetable.org – provides you with a temporary email address with a life span of one hour to one month. As soon as it is created, all the emails sent to this address are forwarded to your actual email address. This address will be deactivated after the lifespan you selected comes to its end. Firefox extension available.
GuerrillaMail.com – This website provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 15 Minutes (The timer actually shows 60 minutes, which can be extended). You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.
YOPmail – creates temporary inboxes of your choice instantaneously. Messages are kept 5 days. You can also manually remove them. Supports multiple domains. Integration with Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera.
TrashMail – All mails to the trashmail address will be forwarded to your real email address for a number of times you set up. When the limit is reached, the Trashmail.net email address will be automatically deleted. The free version allows a maximum of 10 forwards upto a life span of 1 month. Firefox extension available.
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.
DEspam.IT – Random disposable email addresses lasting 30 minutes.
Spam.la – Use this if you are sure you are going to get only spam mail. You can see all spam being sent to all Spam.la accounts, or just your own.
spamfree24.org – solution in every situation where you have to enter your emailaddress and cant be sure if it will be stored by reliable websites or play directly in the hand of spammers. Uses multiple domains, “mails will be temporarily stored for a few hours”.
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. The time can be extended in blocks of 10 minutes through the website interface. Users can choose the email address.
temporaryinbox.com – Use this email address in forums, lotteries, erotic sites or wherever. The spammers will never find out your private email address. The mails will be deleted automatically after 6 hours. Integration with Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera.
mytrashmail.com – Allows you to choose any name you want. Email stays to between 5 to 30 days in your account, can hold up to 4MB and the email size is limited to 2MB per email.
dodgeit – Pick a throwaway address, say: [email protected] Give that address out whenever you need to. Check deeznuts from homepage of dodgeit.com. Subscribe to RSS feed to keep an eye on the mailbox. Get it? For free accounts: mail deleted after 7 days.
Spambox – With this service you can create a temporary e-mail address that will forward all incoming mail to your usual e-mail address. The email addresses last between 30 minutes to 1 year.
tempomail.fr – Lets you create temporary email addresses valid from 4 hours to 1 month. Daily temporary email address creation, which appends the current date and month to your chosen email address. Firefox addon available.
TempEMail – When you need to submit an email address and don’t want to give out your main address and don’t want the hassle of finding some free webmail service, simply use [email protected] Users can choose the email address.
MintEmail – gives you a three hour temporary email address.
spamavert.com – Disposable, one-time e-mail adresses for everyone. e-mail valid for 7 days. Mail size is limited to 5 megabytes. Users can choose the email address. Firefox addon available.
Incognito Mail – secure, anonymous, temporary and disposable e-mail account that’ll last 60 Minutes.
tempinbox.com – Enter the name you chose, check out the terms and conditions, then click “Check Mail”. ANYTHING works! Get the idea? Multiple domains, rss and atom feeds.
Fake Mail Generator – By simply visiting this site, a random mail address is saved to your clipboard. Paste (Ctrl-V) it into any form on a website. Supports custom addresses. Changes the domain frequently in order to prevent the address from being bannedchanges the domain frequently in order to prevent the address from being banned
Skeefmail.com – temporary e-mail account that’ll last 60 Minutes. Enough time to receive e-mails that contain activation or download links, and to reply to e-mails that ask for confirmation.
hidzz.com – Every time you register to a website create a free temporary email address on hidzz.com and give this address to that website. Your address will remain valid for 5 days.
Maileater – MailEater.com is a free web based email service that reduces the amount of junk email spammers can send you because they dont have your real email address. All emails stay up for exactly 4 hours, after that, they are automatically deleted.
temporaryemail.net – provides a short-term email address, allowing you to read and respond to incoming emails for a preset time limit of one hour. You can select to extend your account in increments of 60 minutes before the account expires, if not, the provided email address will be automatically deleted once the time limit has passed.
DeadAddress.com – Instantly create a disposable email address that you can use when you need to verify registrations by email. Once you are finished with your disposable address simply delete it.
saynotospams.com – 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.
MailCatch.com – An email service that allows you to create temporary disposable mailboxes, in a completly anonymous way. Access email via rss feeds. Emails will fade away with time(this can range from a few hours to a few days depending on the traffic). Firefox addon available.
Blockfilter.com – Use this temporary e-mail address to sign-up to websites that requires an email verification. Email addresses are automatically copied to clipboard on visiting the Website. Emails are deleted every 2 hours!
emeraldwebmail.com – disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 30 Minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.
20minutemail.com – The e-mail address will expire after 20 minutes. The time can be extended in blocks of 20 minutes through the website interface.
Melt Mail – With Melt Mail, you only give your unique Melt Mail address (which forwards to your own), get the desired information and after a defined period of time (the melting point) the Melt Mail address will be deleted. Time limit ranges from 3 to 24 hours.
NowMyMail – Random, automatic temporary email accounts valid upto 60 minutes.
Emailzorz – Select your user name or get a random user name. Multiple domains.
noclickemail.com – Random, automatic email creation, all the mails directed to this email will be displayed on the website.
spam jackal – gives you a disposable e-mail addresses which expires after 30 Minutes. You can receive, read and reply to e-mails that are sent to your temporary e-mail address within the time available.
litedrop.com – disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 60 Minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.
Spambog.com – Invent a eMail alias and use these immediately, where you need it! Register simply [email protected] Read eMails remain 7 days, eMails can be held until 90 days. RSS and Atom feeds. Multiple domains. Firefox addon.
E4ward.com – E4ward.com is FREE for personal use. A guest account includes a monthly bandwidth allocation of 50Mb. It also allows the users to set up aliasses for their previously registered domain name.
KasMail – created for a set period of time, ranging from a few days to a few years or never. All the messages sent to the disposable address are automatically forwarded to your regular email address, and you can have as many as 25 disposable addresses at a given time. You can Lock the address if you want to suspend it while keeping track of what messages get sent to it.
GishPuppy – With GishPuppy, you can easily create a different GishPuppy email each time you register on the web. You can also cancel GishPuppy emails whenever you want, or set them to automatically expire after a certain amount of time. This is important because if that GishPuppy email “accidentally” gets in the hands of SPAMMERs, you can cancel it without affecting anyone else. Your private email is safe, and all your other web registrations are still available.
ShieldedMail – When you come across a web site that asks your email address, just give an Alias. The free version has the following restrictions: You can use only one real email address, The number of Aliases you can create is limited to 50, The maximum email size you can send or receive is 250K, The number of emails you can send is limited to 20 per day, You cannot use Private Domains.
MailNull – With a MailNull account, you can give a specific email address just for a company or even a transaction. Mail to the address will be redirected by the MailNull servers to you current email address — no configuration changes are necessary. Firefox addon available.
Sneakemail – Mail sent to Sneakemail address is rerouted to your real address, and when you reply it is rerouted back to the sender. Your real address is never seen. Has a monthly bandwidth limit of 10MB.
spamgourmet – Spamgourmet will forward to your real address all the emails sent to your spamgourmet disposable addresses. Allows the users to set up rule sets for trusted or permitted senders.
soodonims.com – unlimited disposable email addresses forwarded to your account. Enable and disable particular senders from reaching you. Multiple domains.
temporaryforwarding.com – You can create an email address @temporaryforwarding.com, which forwards all mails to your private email account. As soon as you recognize that you receive spam, you can delete the forwarding and create a new one.
20minutemail.com – the mail received at the website would automatically be passed to your main email address (or another address of your choice).
4warding.com – create your disposable email address (alias), all the emails sent to this alias are forwarded to your private email address. If an alias is ever spammed, simply dispose of it. Multiple domains.
Mail Filter – an infinite number of disposable email addresses. Quarantine any email that appears to be spam, Discard email found to contain a virus or worm, Receive spam reports to check for “false positives”, Filter email sent to particular addresses, Filter email containing particular text, Copy and forward emails that match some text, Receive and filter up to 20MB of email per month.
Using disposable email addresses are frowned upon by many inter-active public forums as the same convenience with which a person may create one to filter spam also applies to vandals and trolls. Now most forum software have the option to ban disposable email addresses. Entities such as undisposable.net a ‘collaborative protection system against disposable email addressing (DEA)’ provide blacklists that are similar to spam blacklists like spamhaus.org to check email credibility against disposable hosts and fake accounts.