You may be at an exhibition and want to download an advertised document but you have to give an email address to get it and you know your email address will go on their list for Marketing emails so you don’t want to give your real email address.
Or maybe you’re just on the Internet and you have to key in your email address for a one off reason.
Disposable email addresses are the solution. Use once and throw away.
There are various email providers including Yahoo and Google etc. that offer disposable email addresses and there are some specialist suppliers.
Trashcan is a new supplier that has simplified the process as much as is possible.
You go to the site www.trashcanmail.com
Type in your desired email address @trashcanmail.com
If it’s already in use you’ll have to pick a new one otherwise it’s now yours.
You don’t have to register or give your name and email address.
The disposable email address is yours.
To check any incoming mail – go to the website and type in the address and see what you’ve got.
Clearly this is not very secure as anyone can go to the Trashcan website and key in your email address deliberately or accidentally while trying to make one for themselves.
But it’s designed for a one-off use then forget it.
If you want a secure disposable email address then there are lots of providers available eg. Yahoo, Guerilla Mail and Maildrop. But if you want a one-off quick email address to use then Trashcan might fit the role.
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