Not sure why you want to use disposable email addresses? Click here for our blog post on that very subject.
Just to recap, it’s a great way to give out your email address for newsletters without giving out your actual email address. That way you can filter messages that come to that email address either to a special folder, or if it becomes a problem, straight to the trash.
Here’s how to do it: (please note on our old system you used a dash but now you use a plus)
If your email address is email@example.com and you want to sign up for a newsletter about gardens, you could just tell them your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and any email sent to that email address will get automatically sent to your normal email@example.com address. If you get tired of getting email there, filter it to the trash but still get any email sent to your normal email address.
It’s that simple! Just add +whateveryouwanthere to your username before the @ symbol.
The first time an email comes to that email, it will automatically create a folder for it with the same name as the + address but you can create filters to put it in another folder the next time it comes in or have it deleted.
Other Ways to Have Disposable Emails
If you are looking for something different, the DuckDuckGo people have a great option as well!
You can sign up for a @duck.com address here: https://duckduckgo.com/email
It's free and forwards to your current email address. You can use your @duck.com email to help filter out any unwanted trackers and also you can create temporary @duck.com email addresses when you have to give your email address to someone that you don't trust. Then if you start getting spam there, you can follow the instructions out at duck.com to delete it.
Firefox Relay - @Mozmail
Firefox Relay works similar to the duck.com service. You can have five free mozmail forwarders and then you can also pay them a small monthly fee to have more. See their service here: https://relay.firefox.com/