Have you ever visited a page where you’re required to put in your email address, but feel a little unsure about how that information will be used? Have you ever been concerned that your email address might be sold and that you’d receive a flood of spam in your inbox?
How I Discovered the “Molotov Cocktail Against Spam”
Several years ago a family member turned me on to SpamGourmet, a website where you can register for disposable email addresses. You simply choose a username and give out a throwaway address any time that you’re unsure if you’ll end up with a bunch of spam.
When the company you’re contacting tries to communicate, you will still receive their emails (SpamGourmet forwards the email on to your regular address). These emails will continue for a set number of contacts.
After that number is reached (a number that you determine) the emails will no longer be forwarded on to you. Voila! Your inbox stays spam-free.
When to Use SpamGourmet
Wouldn’t it be convenient to give a different email address to every business or web site, while getting all your email as before? Wouldn’t it be easiest to assume the address will be given to spammers, and have it work as a spam blocker by shutting off automatically unless you decide otherwise?
You can use disposable addresses at websites that require you to register in order to obtain desired information. For example, I recently wanted to view a study on how eating dates may positively affect labor and delivery (seriously!).
Knowing that it was unlikely that I’d be back to that site, I registered with a Spam Gourmet email address. My inbox has stayed clean from spam, and I’ve given out over 20 disposable addresses.
How to Use SpamGourmet to Stop Spam Email
Register for your own disposable email address account at SpamGourmet.com. There is no need to return to the site after registration unless you desire to use the specialized program options.
Follow these 3 simple steps to stop spam email:
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