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10 Minute Mail – Instant Disposable Email Addresses

Disposable and temporary email addresses can certainly be helpful in the ongoing battle against spam. However, there are very few services which do not require some kind of registration or signup, if any. “10 Minute Mail” is somewhat unique in that that it offers free instant disposable email addresses on-demand.

We’ve all encountered the same or similar scenario at some time or the other; we’re browsing a website when we come across a special offer which piques our interest. We’d like to take advantage of the offer but aren’t all that thrilled about providing a genuine email address to some unknown entity -  that’s just the sort of situation where ’10 Minute Mail’ comes into its own.

10 Minute Mail – How it Works

Both the concept and its implementation are simplicity personified. Whenever you need an instant disposable email address, just visit the 10 Minute Mail home page:

10 minute mail - site

No need to set up an account or supply a genuine email address. Each time you visit the site a new disposable email address will be created instantly. Subsequent replies are then displayed in an associated “Messages” panel:

10 minute mail - reading panel

Email addresses are set to automatically expire after 10 minutes by default – I guess there’s a clue in the name – with a further 10 minute extension available if required. Once you’ve retrieved the necessary information within the allotted time, the email address will simply self-destruct, never to be heard from again.

10 minute mail - self destruct

10 Minute Mail certainly has a lot going for it; simple, easy, instant, convenient, and no sign-up. Definitely one for the bookmarks.

  • Here’s the link again, just in case you missed it earlier: 10 Minute Mail

 

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About the author - Jim Hillier
Managing Editor/Contest Coordinator of Daves Computer Tips - Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30 years of experience. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s. He progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PC's in the 1990s. Jim currently uses both Win7 and Win8. Jim has a passion for free software and hopes to share that passion with others during his tenure here!
 
Comments
Chris Partezana

You need to check into http://Mailinator.com

Chris, there are subtle differences between the two services. Primarily that 10 Minute Mail automatically deletes emails, Mailinator doesn’t.

I also suggest you check out and compare the privacy policy for both services. Mailinator’s privacy policy includes the following: “Mailinator provides NO privacy. All emails can be read by anyone.”

Great read. Very informative and this little beauty could really come in handy.
Pointing out the Privacy policy was a very good move too.
Thanks, Jim, Dave and crew.
Colin

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