After searching for some time for a relevant website that offers the information you are looking for, you are prompted with a "please login to view the information" notification.
The information is only accessible to users who have an account on the site. Since you only need to access that one page and never use the site again, you may not want to use your real email address to sign up for the site, as you do not really know if the site will sell your address to the highest bidder.
Still, you need the information and don't want to go back to the search engine to try and find the information on another site that does not require registration.
Rest assured, there is a way you can get the information from the site that requires registration (and a validation through email) without using one of your precious email addresses.
The concept is known as "disposable email" or one use email addresses. You have to register at the site, but use a email address from a disposable email service (that looks like "[email protected]) . The validation email is send to the disposable email address, you read it there, click on the validation link and your account is active, you can sign in, and access the contents only available to members of the site.
Let me give you one word of advice, you should not be using a disposable email service if you want to use your account for personal use, e.g. signing up in a forum.
Since email addresses are publicly accessible on most disposable email services, anyone can theoretically use that email address.
If another forum member finds out about it, it could be used to resend or reset the account password of the account.
You should make sure that you hide the email address from anyone except maybe administrators or signup with a protected address in this case. Note that some trash mail services offer options to use email addresses exclusively. This is usually achieved by signing up.
I compiled a list of disposable email services, some may be banned at the site you want to register but normally a few are working without problems.
We have published an update to this original list in 2012. Check out our list of temporary email providers that you can make use of.
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