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Disposable Email Address Services

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.

yopmail one way emails

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.

No registration:

Registration required:


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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    1. Felipe Bachomo said on November 18, 2005 at 2:30 pm

      You’ve forgotten Yahooo addressgard

    2. mark said on November 18, 2005 at 3:00 pm

      there’s also pookmail.com, which is quite similar to mailinator

    3. Martin said on November 18, 2005 at 3:08 pm

      I had troubles connection to pookmail.com, therefor i decided to exclude it from the list. Its working again as of now :)

      Have you got an url for yahoo adressgard ?

    4. guest said on November 18, 2005 at 4:51 pm

      there is also http://www.bugmenot.com/ so you don’t even have to register somewhere

    5. matty said on November 19, 2005 at 1:16 am


      is another freebee

    6. Martin said on November 19, 2005 at 1:27 am

      thanks matty you are right, thats a good service, actually the one I use most :)

      bugmenot.com is also a great site, I did not mention it because I was restricting the article to email services. but thanks for mentioning it

    7. John said on November 19, 2005 at 1:30 am

      Your forgot http://www.xents.com/

      URLs and Email (Throw away as they call it)

    8. Martin said on November 19, 2005 at 1:43 am

      ok i found out about yahoo, karwin at digg.com wrote about it:

      Yahoo has had the same type of service for about a year now. You have your normal yahoo email address then you create dispossible addresses that will be forwarded to your normal email address and flagged as the dispossible. Then when you start getting spam on that address, you just delete it and create a new one. I use this all the time.

      I think thats a good concept, one that should be adopted by other email service providers.

    9. Sam said on November 19, 2005 at 2:09 am

      have you seen http://www.bugmenot.com/ its a way arround the compulsary registration

    10. ugly said on November 19, 2005 at 2:28 am

      I use dodgeit.com – easy, no sign up… saved my inbox many-a-times

    11. retro said on November 19, 2005 at 10:05 am
    12. Martin said on November 19, 2005 at 11:19 am

      for those who wonder, here is the link to yahoo adressguard


    13. Goodie said on November 19, 2005 at 1:34 pm

      also http://www.mytrashmail.com (free, no registration)

    14. Jake Bobsman said on November 19, 2005 at 3:36 pm

      “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.”

      This is not correct in so far as it pertains to the “forwards to personal mail account” services. I don’t see why you would want to use any of the sub-par public mailbox services. I’ve been using Sneakemail for three years and before that I used Spammotel. They’ve served me perfectly. I don’t see why you would want to go with a public mailbox system.

    15. Mojo said on November 19, 2005 at 4:40 pm
    16. John said on November 20, 2005 at 6:25 am

      Tempinbox.com seems to work the best b/c it allows you to receive something,
      but have full control over deletion.

      It also has spanish, italian, japanese, korean, chinese, french, german,
      croation, polish, and finnish versions.

    17. miscblogger said on November 20, 2005 at 6:25 am

      i use dodgeit.com

    18. Paul MacIntosh said on November 20, 2005 at 7:29 am

      There’s a review of “Top 10” disposable email address services at About.com: http://email.about.com/cs/dispaddrrevs/tp/disposable.htm

      (Disclaimer: I use and run Emailias.com)

    19. pidcon said on November 20, 2005 at 7:32 am

      “Everyone is able to read emails that are sent to the email address you specified”

      explain please.

    20. Martin said on November 20, 2005 at 11:05 am

      Pidcon its fairly easy to explain. Everyone is able to check if there is mail for the account name you specified. Lets say you use [email protected]

      Everyone would also be able to check this, you have no pass, remember ? All you do to check is enter pidcon and you see all mail for pidcon.

    21. pidcon said on November 22, 2005 at 5:21 am

      But, Martin, say I were to use spamgourmet.com. Their site requires both a username and password to access an account, so [email protected] would send email to my spamgourmet account which would forward to my, say, gmail account. How could anyone easily intercept the email?

    22. data64 said on November 22, 2005 at 2:44 pm

      Another article on this subject from earlier this year.

    23. Bob said on November 23, 2005 at 1:07 am

      You left out Mailzilla which allows you to map your decoys to one or more real email addresses.

    24. o' brian said on November 23, 2005 at 6:02 am

      GreenSloth.com should be on top just for the weird green sloth picture on their main page. Its undoubtedly the coolest looking disposable email site out there. The service is basically the same but what I like is it deletes it within 4 hours and you have an option to delete it even earlier!

    25. jess said on November 23, 2005 at 6:03 am

      Agreed. http://www.GreenSloth.com looks better

    26. Joe said on November 28, 2005 at 11:32 pm

      Greensloth is tooo sloooww. http://www.MailEater.com is much better and slicker IMHO.

    27. Johnny said on December 9, 2005 at 10:24 pm

      http://www.shortmail.net emails are deleted after 3 days and also provides an email forwarding service as well that has expiration. RSS, Delete, Reply are all features and the service is very fast and clean.

    28. Ron said on December 12, 2005 at 12:53 am

      I find MailEater.com to be the best by far.

    29. [email protected] said on December 23, 2005 at 7:09 pm

      I use three services to protect my e-mail from spams.

      1. gmail plus addressing
      2. spamgourmet
      3. spambob

    30. xun said on March 25, 2006 at 7:08 pm

      You can check it out:

      http://www.4warding.com – need signup
      http://www.walala.org – no need of sign up

      They are the best so far.

    31. Christian von Kleist said on March 28, 2006 at 7:37 pm

      I think http://ipoo.org/mail/ is better. It’s simpler, but faster and it’s never down…

    32. Anonymous said on June 23, 2006 at 8:30 pm

      Now i feel like a complete n00b, as i had never heard about disposable email addresses.

      Good tip!

    33. -= Brian =- said on July 27, 2006 at 2:49 pm

      Maybe if we got rid of disposable email address, then we would not get so much same.

    34. Fred said on December 22, 2007 at 7:46 am

      ipoo.org seems to be out of business. It’s a shame, I liked it because the name was funny.

    35. Neo said on January 10, 2008 at 7:28 am

      The new one http://www.spamcero.com is quite good too. No Sign ups, no wait, no software, no buy…100% free

    36. Pamela said on January 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm

      I recently found DeadAddress.com – http://www.deadaddress.com – and have been using them for my temp needs. No registration required and completely anonymous. Simple, fast and my e-mail gets to me immediately which does not happen with some of the other services I’ve tried.

    37. Adam said on April 11, 2008 at 12:02 pm

      You forgot to mention http://www.mailzilla.org with no signup

    38. mia said on June 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm

      Ever heard of litedrop?? No signup, rss feeds, easy access, very nice clean and fast! http://www.litedrop.com :D

      Anyway I just use this if some website want me to register just to get information from their website lol :P and yeah, litedrop can reply too.

    39. Ben C said on August 13, 2008 at 7:53 pm


      user defined expiry dates and quantities.
      It requires your protected address and the one you wantto use as alias. Thats about it.

      Good service. Effective

    40. MentorLady said on August 20, 2008 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks Ben. Tried http://www.Soodonims.com and I agree. Great system… that is, it works as advertised and easy to use.
      I set up a clean hotmail account, and have been using that as my main inbox and using soodonims to forward to it.
      I NEVER NEVER give out my hotmail account to anyone, just the disposable one.

    41. mia said on August 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm

      Just tried soodonims. Nice.

    42. drysen said on September 2, 2008 at 3:14 am

      there is new one http://odaymail.com it’s 24 hours email, registration not required

    43. Cindy said on March 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

      http://www.yopmail.com is the best in my opinion . it is free, reliable and multilingual service.

      I agree with above comments.

      http://www.yopmail.com is just great and the easiest to use. It is the most reliable service too

      I have been using mailnator and other leading services for a while. They have downtimes, and unlike yopmail delete the mails in few hours. But yopmail keeps the messages for 5 days.

      YOPmail stands out is being the most neat, quick, and user-friendly disaposable service around. Have used it for sometime now , it has never disappointed me. There si no registration required, and it can be used on the fly.

      It has some pretty creative options like widgets, and RSS feeds. furthermore, it is possible to switch between html and text view and to display all email headers.

      Also, one can choose his own username while composing a mail. There are a few domain names a user can choose from. Email aliases, and random email generator is also available.

      Serves all my purpose conveniently ;)

    44. tempyMail.com - my favorite said on April 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm

      hey you all. you should check http://www.tempymail.com. I’m using it at work and it’s great. no registration & no login! just use it as is.

    45. ahmed tahran said on May 27, 2009 at 11:05 am

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    46. Mike said on September 7, 2009 at 7:32 pm

      To add to the list try http://www.expiremail.com its a free, anonymous 15 minute disposable email account service. It comes complete with the ability to send & receive emails with attachments upto 2MBs in size as well as the ability to reply and forward emails. Other features include a resetable timer, randomly generated email address and no limit on the amount of accounts you can create. No registration required. Try it, you’ll like it.

    47. Richard said on December 28, 2009 at 11:31 pm

      http://www.whyspam.me gives free disposable email addresses that never expire and forward mail to your inbox. They use the disposable email addresses to track the websites that spam and evangelize the websites that don’t.

    48. trashmail said on April 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      you can also use http://www.privy-mail.com for your disposable temporary email addresses

    49. StRiKeR said on March 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      http://www.postacin.com is the best. I love to use it.

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