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What Mailinator says
“Mailinator is a different kind of email service. The biggest difference is that you don’t need to sign up. Any email name you can think of already exists at Mailinator.com… They exist when you create them and they are just waiting for you to check your inbox.”
What Funky Monkey says
The online world grows everyday, and with it, the number of annoying spammers do too.
In particular, anyone who wants to advertise online can suddenly find their inbox filled with odd sounding messages from abroad, and pleas for money to be transferred to foreign bank accounts.
These ones are easy to pick out, but the most annoying spam emails often come from companies that make you sign up for mailing lists just to make accounts with them.
This is where Mailinator steps in. It’s totally free service, and you don’t even need to sign up to use it.
All you have to do to create the email account is send an email to it. Mailinator then sets up the email inbox so you can read the message.
The idea is, if you come across a company that needs your email address, and you don’t want to give it to them, you can just type in ‘email@example.com’ straight away. When that company send you a confirmation email, you can use the Mailinator site to access the message. Then, you can just forget about it!
Give Mailinator a try next time you feel hesitant about giving out your email address.