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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 “email@example.com”.
[ via Lockergnome ]