Create temporary emails and phone numbers with Moakt

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 4, 2015

Even though there is an abundance of free email services for you to choose from on the Internet, temporary email services have their uses.

I like to use them whenever a service requires an email address for registration that I don't trust or don't plan to use for a longer period of time.

If I want to check out a service for a review for instance, I might use a temporary email service such as Yopmail to sign up for it.

Moakt is another service that looks on first glance similar to temporary email services that I have reviewed in the past.

You can use it to create a temporary email address manually by typing in the desired name and selecting one of the available domain names the service provides you with, or by clicking on the random address button instead.

This address is live for 60 minutes by default but you have options to extend that period with a click on a button in the interface. Extend means that the timer is reset to 60 minutes which means that you will never have more time left than one hour.

All emails received by the address are listed in the interface right away. Each message is listed with its title, the sender name and email, and an option to delete it. Especially the last option is important as it is the only way to make sure that no one else can read it.

Since most users are probably using it to sign up for accounts on the Internet, it is a safety precaution to protect the account against hijacks.

What sets Moakt apart from other services of its kind is that it supports temporary phone numbers as well.

These can only be used to receive SMS but that is probably the number one reason anyway.

temporary phone

Some services require you to enter a phone number to verify the account. You can use Moakt for that as it supports temporary phone numbers that can receive verification SMS.

Note: You don't have control over the numbers or messages. This means that others may stumble upon the verification SMS which they may use in turn to hijack the account. Even if deletion would be possible -- it is not -- it could still mean that others try the phone number to sign up for the same service which will inform them about the existing account as well.

This means basically that it is ideal for temporary accounts and use and not for permanent use as you cannot protect your account against hijackings.

Moakt works really well though and both email and phone services display received messages shortly after they have been sent.

If you are looking for a new temporary email service or a temporary SMS service, then you may want to give it a try as it offers exactly that.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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