Temporary email addresses are exactly what they sound like – temporary. While your normal email address might be many years old, a temporary email can last for as little as a few minutes. The addresses they generate are often quite random, but that’s okay as they’re only short lived and are often only used once. That means they’re easily copied, pasted then forgotten. Disposable email services often only allow you to receive emails in order to prevent abuse.
Temp emails are very common and many people use them to avoid filling their normal email addresses with junk mail. Websites and apps which offer free trials are a prime example: they’ll offer you a free trial or sample, and then use your email address for further marketing. By using a disposable temporary email, you make sure that their marketing emails never reach your personal inbox.
The main reasons you wouldn’t want to use your normal email address on the internet include:
These are just some of the many reasons why you should make use of disposable emails.
Sadly yes, they do. It’s a game of cat and mouse. One way to not get caught is to use your own domain names. This is a paid feature we’ll soon be offering to our users and will help cut back the number of websites which reject you.
Using temporary emails for genuine reasons will likely not get the domain blacklisted, but when you’re sharing it with many other users, that becomes challanging. The simple solution is then to use your own domain. They’re cheap – or you can use a sub-domain – and that way you won’t hit any block lists. If this is something that sounds interesting, this is available with a Premium account.
Absolutely! You shouldn’t use temporary disposable emails for anything nefarious. As with all technologies, they can be used for good and bad. We hope you’ll use this for good.
You can get started with temporary emails with Inboxes.app, a free disposable temporary email chrome extension. It sits in your browser and lets you create new addresses as you need them. Once you’re done with an email address, simply delete it and you’ll never hear from that website ever again.