Self-Destructing Email Address

Do you get frustrated when every single website or service that you sign up for demands to have your email address? Well you are not alone, this is an annoyance faced by everyone on a daily basis – it doesn’t matter if you are doing your online shopping, buying clothes in a department store or even paying for your electricity bill every company wants to know your email address.

These companies normally justify the need to know your email by saying that it is the easiest way to keep in touch with you, it is more friendly to the environment than sending you a physical letter in the post and its convenient for everyone.

This isn’t the full story though – the main reason why every company wants your email address is so that they can bombard you with marketing emails, spam messages and generally try to sell you something new at every opportunity.

Enter the self-destructing email address

Well now there is an effective way to fight back these companies and it comes in the form of a self-destructing email address.

Here’s how it works: You visit the website that is providing the self-destructing email service, for example there is one called emailondeck.com. There are quite a few of these sites but this one is particularly easy to use. Once on the site you must first confirm that you are a human by filling in one of those captcha forms. Then you click on the get email button and you are presented with a strange looking email address. Why is it strange? Because its randomly generated and it is purely for you to use and then throw away.

So the next step is to take that email address and then use it to sign up for whatever service it is that you are planning to use.

Here’s why you need the self-destructing email address – in the old days you could simply make up an email address to give to the provider, but they got wise to that and now most companies will require that you confirm a link that they send via email before they will activate your service. Why do they do this? Simple; so that they know they can contact you (And spam you) on that email address. With the self-destructing email service, you can receive and confirm that email using the online inbox.

Here is the best part – as soon as you confirm that email and get your service activated you can destruct that temporary email address so they can never send you a single marketing email again. In fact, if they try to send any more emails to the address, they will just disappear into thin air.

So there you go, you have a full proof method of signing up for any service that requires you to input an email, you have a way of confirming that email address and then you have a full proof system of not receiving one single marketing email from that company after you sign up with them.

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The Temp Mail Address

Email is without a doubt one of the most useful communication methods of the 21st century but isn’t it so annoying that everyone wants to know your personal email address? It doesn’t matter if you are signing up for a web service, buying a product in a store of just trying to get your home shopping delivered. Most companies will take every opportunity they can to get a copy of your email address because for them it’s a way of being able to sell to you whenever they want.

For us consumers this can be frustrating, right? Every time you give your email address to a new company or you fill in an online form you just think to yourself how many junk emails am I going to receive because of giving out my email address to this company?

The Solution is a Temporary Email

TempMailAddress_logoThere is a solution to this problem and it is really an ingenious idea. This is a little bit similar to the service that many email providers offer whereby you can create multiple email addresses and use each one for a specific service. However, the company behind this new idea, http://tempmailaddress.com, have taken things one further a created a free online service where you can make use of a truly temporary email address. And when we say temporary we mean that you can use a randomly generated email address to sign up to a service, receive the activation email for that service and then delete the email account permanently.

Who is this Temp Mail Service For?

This service is ideal for anyone that wants to sign up to something but doesn’t really want to give out their real email address and doesn’t want to receive any email, beyond the original signup confirmation, because of signing up.

It could be that you are signing up for an online service where email confirmation is required, it could be that you need to provide an email address to get a coupon or a money off voucher or it could be a million other things.

Basically, this service allows you to have the full functionality of an email address complete with its own inbox along with a disposable mail account so that the second you are finished with it you can delete all traces of the email address making it a truly temporary email.

Of course, it is not going to be the right tool in every situation – if you are signing up to a service where you need to receive emails on an ongoing basis then you shouldn’t use this temporary email service. But any account where you don’t want to receive future communications from them but you do want to appear to be providing a genuine and working email address this is the ideal solution.

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As we mentioned the service is completely free to use and it is also extremely easy to use. Simply visit the website and you will be presented with a temporary email address along with an inbox that is associated with that address.

Use the address to sign up to a service, receive and action any emails that come in to the inbox because of signing up and then click on delete once you are finished with the account.