Sep 25, 2021 · 2 min read

How to protect your personal email address by using Disposable Email addresses

If you are an active user of the Internet, you know that it is difficult nowadays to find websites and forums with useful information that do not require you to create an account using your e-mail address. Although it is not difficult to do, there is one major drawback to leaving your email address on such sites, and that is spam. Even if the site claims that it will never share your address with third parties or sell it, you can never be one hundred percent sure. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid ending up with piles of junk mail in your inbox: disposable email.

What are the most common types of spam?

With all the sites on the Internet fighting for your attention, it never hurts to be careful. Here are some of the most common categories of spam you may encounter:

  • Advertising health services and medications (skin care, weight loss, and more)
  • Adult content
  • Spam letters offering loans, insurance, debt reductions, and other financial services
  • Educational seminars, master classes, and online courses
  • Spam emails focused on selling computer-related products – software, apps, and hardware

While the developers of email services say that spam filters are regularly improved, so are those who create spam letters, which means that your email address is never completely safe. You don't even have to visit a medical site to start receiving drug advertisements, as selling email addresses to other parties is extremely common. By creating a fake email address, you have the ability to keep your personal email address clean and free of those irritating letters that you need to constantly delete.

Spam is not always as harmless as you think

Receiving emails you don't need is far from pleasant, but another danger often accompanies these letters: viruses. If you get tricked into opening a letter, it may contain viruses, which are hidden in the attachments or which you can get by accidentally clicking on the link.

Not entering your email address anywhere is certainly not a solution, as you will severely limit your browsing experience and not be able to access the information you need. If you want to protect your privacy on the Internet and your computer from all types of malware, the best way to do so is to use temporary email addresses. This is a free and quick way to protect your email online that does not require any complicated steps.

How to use Temporary Mail:

  • When you open the site, you can see the new email address generated for you at the top of the screen. This is an anonymous email service, so it is normal that you do not need to register and enter your personal data.
  • To quickly send your address to someone or enter it on a certain website, click on the handy Copy button, then paste it wherever you want.
  • If you don't like the look of your email or want it to be more professional, you can choose another one by clicking the Edit button. You will then be able to enter the login you want and choose from different domains. It's that easy!
  • Once you've given your address to someone or used it to sign up, your letters will be sent to your new temporary mailer and listed on the home page by sender and subject.
  • To read the actual mail, click on the mail received.
    When you open an email you have received, you have the option of deleting it or, if you feel it is important, saving it to your computer.

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