Best Temporary Email Services
This article lists the best free temporary internet email services available. The internet is abundant with services that require an email if you want to sign up. But what if you don't have an email, or you don't want to use your real email so you can maybe avoid some spam? Or what if you already have an account and want a second one, but need a new email? To avoid the annoying process of filling out those lengthy forms and signing up for another Gmail or Hotmail account, a good fast alternative is to use a temporary throw-away email service.
A temporary email is disposable and anonymous and may last 10 minutes or may last forever, but you can usually receive and/or send emails depending on the service. By using a temporary fake email you can avoid spam, quickly sign up for new accounts, and maintain your privacy. Of course if you need to interact with this organization you are signing up with in the future, you likely want to use a more permanent email service.
List of best free temporary email optionsYop Mail
Yop Mail is a temporary/disposable email service where you can choose any email address to use @yopmail.com. It is feature rich and allows you to write new messages, forward emails, view in html, plain text, see headers, print the emails and delete emails. The email addresses are available forever, but the emails are deleted after 8 hours. Keep in mind, anyone can access the email you choose if they know the address you choose. Multiple languages available.
Guerilla Mail is a temporary email service where when you visit the webpage you will instantly be provided with an email address you can use and an inbox to view messages the email address receives. A benefit of this service is you can specify any email address you'd like and choose from multiple domains. You can also send emails using the same email address. The email addresses generated last forever, but the emails are deleted after an hour of receiving them. Keep in mind, anyone can access the email you choose if they know the address, or just try them randomly, so you probably want to choose a complicated long email, like a password.
Mailinator is a temporary email service where you can choose any email address inbox to check. Essentially you can choose any email address firstname.lastname@example.org and then check the inbox from the homepage. Again, if you want to make sure others don't view your disposable inbox, you'll need to use a random bunch of letters and numbers as an email address, but it's still not guaranteed private. You cannot send emails from mailinator, and emails are deleted after a few hours.
10 Minute Mail
10 Minute Mail is another temporary email service that allows you to simply visit the webpage and automatically be provided with an email address and inbox to view messages you receive. The address and your messages self-destruct after 10 minutes of being on the page unless you pay for more time. 10 minutes should be plenty, and you can always create a new email.
Other temporary email serviceshttp://temp-mail.org/
Last Updated: July 19, 2014