• Mailinator

    Oh, this is too cool for school.

    You know how when you need to give out your e-mail address to someone (or something), so you create another stupid Hotmail, Juno or Yahoo account….’cuz you know it’s gonna attract spam like flies to feces? Mailinator let’s you do that whenever, wherever you want. And here’s the best part: There are no accounts! There are no passwords! It’s a virtual mailbox that you can make up on the spot!

    All you have to do is say something like, “My e-mail address is bubba@mailinator.com” and, like magic, it is! Without even going to the site to sign up for anything! We are living in an age of true wonders.

    I tested it by sending mail to solonor@mailinator.com, and sure enough, it just showed up at a made-up box. You can check them if you want. Or not. Mailinator will just erase anything sent to that address in a few hours. It can sit there and collect spam until the end of time! Next time you need another throwaway address, you can just say your address is “mickeymouse@mailinator.com”.

    [ via Lockergnome ]

    Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 00:03
  • Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 00:33 | #1

    Want less spam? Sure, we all do!

    Check out this e-mail idea from Solonor and avoid spam for the rest of your ever-lovin’ life….

  • Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 06:37 | #2

    oooohhh…now that is just what I’ve been looking for!

  • JustAGirl
    Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 08:47 | #3

    That is way cool. Why didn’t someone think of that a long time ago?

  • Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 12:41 | #4

    Oh that’s great. Something else for trolls to use to post to my site. (I won’t let anyone comment without filling out an email address, but MT has no way to verify whether the email addys are real or fake. OF course, something like “nowayamigivingyouanemail@anyaddress.com” is obviously fake, but some determined trolls are cleverer than that.)

  • Saturday, September 13th, 2003 at 12:46 | #5

    Couldn’t you just block mailinator.com addresses? It’d be a hack, but probably simple enough. I’ll check.

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