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Create temporary emails and phone numbers with Moakt

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.

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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.

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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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    Comments

    1. DJ said on March 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm
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      Cool. The temporary numbers might come in handy.
      I only used Mailinator for disposables in the past, but quite for the opposite: when I wanted to get rid of some account I didn’t want anymore (and the account wouldn’t offer a delete option), I linked it to some temporary mailbox. (Also, to avoid the temptation of ever trying to get into an old account again. :) )

    2. elixira said on March 5, 2015 at 9:54 am
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    3. Al455 said on March 5, 2015 at 10:41 am
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      Moakt’s original language is Arabic and judging from that it apparently originates from somewhere in the Middle East.

      Moakt is also used by certain terrorist groups. SO DON’T USE THAT SERVICE FOR ILLEGAL PURPOSES.

      Moakt’s Twitter account is suspended (but the reason is undisclosed by Twitter) but its Facebook page is entirely in Arabic.

      1. Jeff said on March 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm
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        Also, according to the bottom of the webpage, it hasn’t been updated in 2 years.

        1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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          That’s the copyright notice, not necessarily reflecting when it was last updated.

    4. Noushad said on March 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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      Great website. = )
      Although some SMS doesn’t get through, but overall looks good enough to be considered.

    5. Dante said on March 6, 2015 at 3:32 am
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      It’s an arab website. I refuse to patronize the peaceful religion of murder on general principles.

    6. Leandro said on March 6, 2015 at 11:38 am
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      Very nice! bookmarked

    7. PhoneyVirus said on March 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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      Since you mention about others may stumble upon the verification SMS in turn to hijack the account, I’ve been getting spammed with SMS in gmail. Noting to do with me creating a 60 minute email address, but I guest it’s been used a lot more than everyone thinks. Can’t tell you how many filters I created because of this spam, the inbox is clean though witch is a good thing on my part.

      Additional Services

      http://www.guerrillamail.com/
      http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/error.html?cid=15138439

      Thanks for the Tutorial Martin

    8. semm said on March 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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      This website is not working.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm
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        What do you mean? What is not working?

    9. dfssdf said on July 8, 2017 at 12:42 am
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      no phone numbers listed

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