Don’t hand out your real email address to just anyone.
Not every program and service advertised as free may come with a $20 price tag or a meager free trial, but they undoubtedly come at a price: your oh-so-precious email address and trust. Nowadays, anything and everything you register for from online forums and shopping sites to services and application downloads requires you to hand over a valid email address in order access the product or sites particular set of features. It’s certainly not the most demanding criteria you’re likely to encounter during said registration, but it’s likely the most common and the biggest nuisance of them all once your inbox becomes flooded with an abundance of spam you didn’t intend to receive.
Fortunately, disposable email addresses have been around for years, providing a convenient and free solution to those sticky situations that render you hesitant to give out your real email address. Although each service will supply you with a fake and temporary address capable of being dished out like hot cakes to whomever you’d like, the bulk of them differ in terms of hallmark features and simple utilities that set them apart from one another. For instance, some may require you to read email within a Web interface while others will merely forward them to your actual inbox.