Spambox.us

September 13, 2006 at 3:51 am 2 comments

One thing most people have aside from 2 credit cards (or more) is 2 email addresses (also maybe more). For myself, I have 3 email addresses. Hotmail for personal, Gmail as a online storage and Mailcity as a dummy account (you won’t believe the amount of crap that gets send to the last one). Here’s a screenie.

Alot of us have had to register at various sites in order to;

1. view contents,

2. download stuff,

3. get redirected to another site (some won’t even tell that you need to subscribe but harvest your email anyway – damn them).

Being in the ‘business’ of evaluating softwares, I get my fair share and needless to say, suffer through the inevitable spam that follows. I’d normally enter a dud email address (eg. someone@somewhere.net) to see what the registration wizard does. If it’s a harvest attempt then they can very well have my dud email. If not, then I’ll have to re-register again as the first time confirmation was sent to the dud email account. (Nevertheless, spam still arrive at my dummy account and I had to purge it weekly).

I can cut down the number of steps considerably by using a service provided by Spambox which essentially creates a temporary email inbox and then forwards all mails that goes there to your regular inbox – till the time you specified expires and the temporary inbox gets purged (Spammer will now receive a bounce notification of a non-existing mailbox :)). This might be especially helpful if you’re registering at a site that needs to be finalized with a user-action confirmation email. Just set your Spambox time limit for a day, get confirmed, and your record is wiped clean when your temporary mailbox is purged after a day.

http://spambox.us/

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  September 13, 2006 at 5:19 am

    This is cool. I will try this.

    Reply
  • 2. Michael  |  September 18, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Brilliant find! Thanks mate…

    Reply

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