Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/tips/protect-yourself-from-spam-with-free-disposable-email-addresses/
You’ve found some cool free software you want to download but the site requires your email address before you can download the file. Are you concerned that, soon after signing up for the download, your email inbox will be inundated with unwanted spam emails?
If I am a nasty spammer, and know how it works, what is to stop me from making up new addresses once I have one?
For instance, they give me LocalStore.3.user@spamgourmet, the after I have sent my 3, I start sending to SomebodyElse.20.user@spamgourmet.
Mailsac.com is better, it has a modern and mobile interface and doesn't kill you quite as much with ads.
I can't remember when I last received spam, and I have never employed some sort of "magic" program or other type of whatever to stop spam. I have had my mail address for 6 or 7 years. It's very simple. Set your email to accept only email from persons listed in your address book. If something comes in from an address not listed, it automatically goes to the dump pile. The only step you have to take is listing the sender's address. The last piece of junk I received was from a politician whose automated answer was a thank you for sending him a letter. He's still not listed to send me his gibberish emails. I got better things to do, like bass fishing.
PS: Mail is Outlook.com with additional filtering through Mozilla Thunderbird.
I dumped Hotmail and Yahoo MANY many years ago.
Have multiple email addresses for different reasons (7 in gmail) and a few with; http://www.gmx.co.uk/
It certainly filters the philtres by having dump addresses
Outlook.com is just a hotmail account renamed.
I use BT Yahoo. If I get spam I label it as spam and never get it again. I very rarely
get spam nowadays.
It also offers 'chuck away' email addresses. My IP is BT but I don't think it is confined to
BT subscribers. Having a look at Yahoo is a thing that will do you no harm. It may not be
for you but I've used it now for 12yrs.
I avoid Google as much as I can thought it is getting more difficult as they hide behind so
many different guises from companies they've bought out.
Good Luck All.
Along with my web site hosting comes 100 email addresses which I can add and delete at will.
I use www.10minutemail.com The email is purged at the end of 10 minutes. No need to sign-up.
Yahoo lets you create multiple addresses within the one account.
Mail from each address can be sent to whatever folder you choose and if you delete the address any mail is bounced back to the sender.
For security I use a different address for all my regular contacts and others which I dump if spam starts arriving.
Used properly, Yahoo does just about anything you could want.
Sounds good. the spamgoumet website looks like a candidate for webpages that suck, its poorly designed.