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TEMPORARY MAIL – What is it and Why I Need it – 5 Best

Temporary mail, temporary email, disposable email, momentary mail, has many names, but the idea is the same.

We will do our best to answer the what and why of temporary mail, what it is, why you would need it, several examples and how it could be something very useful and interesting, that you have been doing without for too long.

Sit back, relax, help yourself to whatever you feel like and join me for this article on temporary email.

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What exactly is temporary mail or temporary mail?

Temporary mail has a lot of different names.

You may know it as disposable mail, throwaway email, throwaway mail, mail to throw away, mail to burn, temporary account or simply electronic temporary mail.

Think of any name along the lines of “junk,” “fake,” or “throwaway,” add the word mail or email to it, and the end result probably translates to temporary email.

Simply put, temporary email is an email address that is used for a short period of time and then discarded or deleted.

We have to notice that we said email address. The key difference here between a normal email address and a temporary email address is that you’re not just deleting an email, you’re throwing away an entire email address.

Why use a Temporary Email?

There are many reasons to use a disposable temporary email address and the most relevant ones are as follows.

1. It is an excellent application especially for visitors who constantly access web forums, web addresses.

2. All you need is a temporary email address to use services that have limited trial periods like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

So you don’t have to be constantly receiving offer messages.

3. If you have to deal with a lot of spam and unwanted promotional emails.

The temporary email address takes care of cutting off these annoying messages you constantly receive.

4. If you sign up for an online store or business and don’t want to receive promotional emails from the store announcing new products, you can use a disposable, temporary email address instead of your real email address.

Also your real email address will not be stolen when the store is hacked to intercept the email.

5. If you have finished a web application or something similar and want to test it extensively before putting it up for sale.

For this, you can easily get a temporary disposable email. This way you can test the application.

You can sign up for web applications with a dual account, you may need another email from your existing email account for opening a new account.

5 Best Temporary Emails

Finding a temporary email service is fairly easy.

Putting aside the fact that you’re reading this article on a site that offers a temporary email service, a quick Google search on the topic returns what seems like thousands of options.

But what are the differences between them, and why choose one over another? Surely there has to be some difference between so many options, right? Well, you’re in luck.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 temp mail services and break them down piece by piece to see why anyone would choose one over another.

1. Temp-Mail

Temp-mail is a solid disposable email address service that doesn’t ask for any personal data, doesn’t require you to register an account, and doesn’t automatically delete your generated email address until you delete it yourself or change the domain list.

This can be a good or bad thing, depending on your need, but it means you don’t have to request a time extension.

The Temp-mail inbox looks and works just like any other, only you won’t be able to send any email of your own.

As for security, Temp-mail only stores e-mail messages for about 2 hours, and deletes all personal data – such as your IP address – once you’ve finished using the service.

You can download Temp-mail from the App and Play stores, as well as use the service in Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers.

2. Temp-mail:10 Minute Mail – 10minutemail.com

10 Minute Mail can be used by anyone, and packs a surprising amount of usefulness into ten short minutes.

In addition to the address itself, any email in the inbox will also be deleted after the timer runs its course.

By simply opening the page, you will see your generated email. From there, you can enter it wherever you want – as long as you don’t close the 10 Minute Mail home page!

Sites that require you to click on a verification link are not a problem, as 10 Minute Mail keeps the emails, and users can also reply with their disposable address, and reset the 10-minute timer if they need some more time with their address.

It is also possible to retrieve emails from 10 Minute Mail even if the timer has expired.

The service doesn’t ask for any personal information to use it, and if you’re interested, 10 Minute Mail has a sister service that claims to be able to remove metadata from photos and videos.

3. GuerrillaMail

Don’t be put off by the no-frills site design: GuerrillaMail is a powerful tool that also allows you to create new e-mails.

GuerrillaMail is an excellent candidate for generating disposable emails, as it allows users to click on verification links and then delete the email.

GuerrillaMail takes care of the rest, deleting spam before it reaches the inbox.

The service holds incoming mail for one hour, although the generated addresses themselves do not expire.

Perhaps most impressive about GuerrillaMail is that the service allows you to create and send original mail from your disposable address, and users can also choose their own email address.

However, the service recommends using the address encryption feature, implemented to increase security by making the identification of a person’s inbox much harder to guess.

To further strengthen privacy, GuerrillaMail is only accessible with HTTPS encryption and is an open source service.

4. Emailondeck

An easy-to-use and efficient provider, EmailOnDeck allows users to write emails as well as deflect spam.

Emailondeck is undoubtedly one of the most affordable disposable address providers, as it is able to generate an email address for you in two easy steps.

The service is free and retains incoming mail for about 24 hours, although you can speed up this process by clearing your cookies. EmailOnDeck routinely deletes mail and actively deletes mail logs to reduce storage costs; for this reason, it’s probably not a good idea to use the service for any long-term efforts.

At this time, only premium users can send anonymous mail to any email address.

Otherwise, free users can send secure email to other EmailOnDeck accounts.

A premium account will also remove ads and allow users to save their generated email address, as well as create custom addresses.

The EmailOnDeck site is impressively secure, as it is accessible via HTTPS, and the provider’s servers make use of TLS, to boot.

5. ProtonMail

A robust and comprehensive service that allows you to manage emails, priority and spam, and send encrypted emails to anyone.

It has a free option and a paid option as with many services, where it will upgrade features as the plan and price increases.

ProtonMail offers users the ability to create additional email addresses and aliases that can be accessed from the same account.

In this way, a user can create a variety of different identities for different purposes, organize incoming and outgoing mail, and ensure that their inbox remains uncluttered.

Users with a premium ProtonMail account can create and manage other email addresses in the same way.

Premium users can also send emails via their short domain address (@pm.me), while free users can only receive emails.

ProtonMail is an open source service compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as most web browsers.

Being based in Switzerland, ProtonMail is subject to Swiss privacy laws, which has resulted in ProtonMail handing over user information to Swiss authorities.

However, ProtonMail employs end-to-end encryption as well as full disk encryption, making it a secure (but not anonymous) email service.

The Advantages of a Temporary Email

One of the best reasons to use a temporary email address is possibly the most obvious.

Anonymity

Being anonymous isn’t always about being a hacker who wants to hack the planet.

Sometimes it’s great not to have to enter your personal details on every website that requires a valid email address to do something.

Sometimes you just want to remain anonymous when you create a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc. account.

Also, temporary email is pretty phenomenal for forums.

Spam

Spam is the #1 annoyance that has plagued the email world. Wikipedia states that over 54 BILLION spam emails are sent every day.

That’s a lot of useless junk. Temporary email accounts help you fight spam by literally deleting the messages you receive after a short period of time.

Security

On quite frequent occasions unfortunately, a data breach occurs on a website where they have your email and password combination.

If you are a laissez-faire or trust that nothing will ever happen and you always put in the same email and password, you will have a problem.

If you say, “I don’t repeat my passwords anywhere!”. Hats off to you, because that’s awesome.

Unfortunately, there are some occasions when human nature slips up, gets lazy, or whatever you call it, and uses the same email and password combination on multiple sites.

A disposable email account removes this possibility from the equation simply because, ideally, you would be using a completely unique email address for any random thing you might sign up for.

No registration required

One of the best features about temporary email addresses is an easy one.

No registration is required.

No forms to fill out, no information to give, everything is instant, anonymous and ready to use.

Free

Most temporary accounts are free and accessible, so we can chalk it up as another advantage.

Keeping your inbox clean

Just like taking a shower is perfect for washing away the day’s grime, a temporary email address is perfect for keeping your inbox clean.

Over time, and I know you know what I mean, your primary inbox gets to the point of being out of control.

You find yourself struggling to keep it empty, and then you just give up. Maybe you’ve been there, maybe you haven’t, but it can be tough.

The aggressive tactics used by just about everyone in the email marketing industry keep your inbox full of junk.

The Disadvantages of a Temporary Mail

Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.

Bad Reputation and Banned.

Temporary mail addresses usually have a bad reputation and in most registries they are usually banned or banned.

Well, it’s not because temporary mail users have malicious intentions. In fact, it’s almost always the exact opposite.

We simply want to remain anonymous. It is because of this anonymity that administrators decide to ban temporary accounts.

When a company knows they can no longer sell you something, your email address is useless to them.

Sending an email to a person who has no interest in buying your product is, well, useless. Therefore, many administrators simply blacklist disposable email accounts at the domain name level.

Shelf Life

While this is probably a great advantage for some, it could be a disadvantage for others.

The lifespan of a temporary email address is both great and not so great, depending on how you want to use it.

A temporary email address is probably not something you would use on your resume, but it’s great for something a little less sensitive.

Add in the fact that most services automatically delete your emails after a short period of time, and you’ll quickly see why you wouldn’t want to use a temporary email account to communicate with grammar.

Also if you want to remember over time something that was replied to in that email, you obviously won’t be able to.

Insecurity in most cases.

As we already know to use the temporary email we do not need any kind of registration or anything like that, we will only provide it where we want and we will receive the answer.

But that is the danger, that we should not use it for anything that compromises your security, either physical or financial.

We do not know if the answer is being read by someone. If the data or files that we receive in that email are susceptible to some kind of hacking.

Is temporary email secure? I’ve already said it is, so why is it a scam? Well, as much as I would like to say that temporary email is more secure than permanent email, I would be a fool to suggest such a claim.

Temporary email is secure in the sense that it will keep you anonymous.

So depending on what we use it for whether it will be useful and secure or the opposite, we have to be very careful.