Temp mail use cases
Why do we need a temp mail? Often, websites and online services ask for a valid e-mail address to register, access and view or receive content, etc. The problem, however, is that some of these sites may end up using our email address to send spam.
One good way to deal with this is to use a temp email address when you are not sure that this website is completely credible and trustworthy. This will help you keep your personal e-mail spam free and protect your privacy.
The disposable mail (also known as temp mail, temporary mail, 10 minute mail) works like any other email service with some differences:
- It is short-living – from a few minutes up to few days (EduMail keep old emails for 7 days).
- It's just for receiving emails. Sending a mail via temp mail service is impossible.
- Only text and html messages are allowed, file attachments are disabled. The main reason for this is to protect users from dangerous content and viruses.
There are a few basic cases where you need temporary mail
- For programmers to test the functionality of email part of the developed applications. They no longer need to create special test email inboxes. In EduMail they are ready right away. Our API will also soon become publicly available, which will make the job even easier.
- When you need to keep your personal data and privacy from suspicious websites and services, and to protect your personal mail from unwanted messages and junk mail. By using temp email you will no longer have to worry about it. Online privacy is now a huge concern for everyone. Temp mail is a good protection against dangers.
- For each site or associated services, which is not important to you
- For temporary registration on forums, mail listings to receive subscription protected content
- On any non-trustworthy place on the internet
- Registration in social networks - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Note: Never use disposable mail for important information. It is short-living and your mail address is only temporary.
Why use a temporary email address?
Nowadays your email address has become just as important as your phone number or your home address, and yet we provide it so freely to anyone that asks. Our emails leave us wide open to social engineering attacks. This allows nefarious users to impersonate our favorite websites or people that we might know in an attempt to have us visit a link or download infectious software. [Read more]
What's a temp mail and how does it work?
Temp email addresses are what they claim to be - email addresses that people use for a short time and then don't use again. These email addresses are no different from traditional email except that.
Where can I use a temp mail?
- If you are a programmer, temporary mail is a good way to check are your mails received.
- On any non-trustworthy place where you're afraid of your data.
- To prevent spam and unwanted mail. This is a great way to keep your main email safe.
- Accounts in Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Overview
How to use disposable email?
- Generate, copy and paste your own temp email address. Once this address is generated, your browser keep it until you clear your local storage or generate a new one.
- Now you can use this temp address instead of your primary email on every external website or service just like a regular email address.
- You can access your Inbox from anywhere and on any device.
How long we keep your mail messages?
We keep the received emails for two days from the date of receipt. After this period, the emails are permanently deleted and cannot be restored.