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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Use Guerrilla Mail to Create a Disposable Temporary E-Mail Address

Avoid spam and stay safe – use a disposable email address! Yes, using a one-time email address can save you from a lifetime of spam mail, questionable “unbelievable offers,” and similar junk mail. Even better, using a temporary e-mail address can hide your activities from government spies or from your ex-wife’s attorney.

They can’t track you if they don’t know it is you.

Actually, anyone can create a temporary e-mail address by simply signing up for an address at Gmail or Yahoo Mail or some other free email service. Use it once or perhaps for a few days, then stop using it. The drawback is that most of these services insist that you provide some real information about yourself, such as your normal email address. Private? Not really. Guerrilla Mail is especially useful because it does not require any registration or personal information.

Several online services will provide true anonymous email addresses. Guerrilla Mail is one of those services and appears to have some features of interest to anyone who wants to be anonymous online.

Guerrilla Mail is a FREE disposable email address service although donations are accepted. Guerrilla Mail is useful when you don’t want to give out your real email address to register for a site. In order to avoid potential spam, a user may provide a Guerrilla Mail address instead. It is very useful when signing up for newsletters or other information from a questionable or unknown web site.

A typical Guerrilla Mail email address might be or something similar. While Guerrilla Mail’s normal service is free, a paid option allows the user to create a disposable email site for his or her own brand. For instance, you might select an email address of or any other email address that is available. However, you must already own and have access to the domain name. In other words, you must already own the domain name that is everything after the @ sign. (In this example, the domain name is:

You can read and write Guerrilla Mail messages in a web browser or in a free app you can download and install on your Android smartphone.

The email address you create can be used for a few hours or perhaps a few days to send and receive messages.

Perhaps one of the best privacy features of Guerrilla Mail is the option to forget the address. You might use the new address for a few days to exchange messages with someone else, then you tell Guerrilla Mail to delete all traces of your temporary email address, including the contents of the in-box, the out-box (sent messages) and any log files showing the existence of that address. In short, the address no longer exists. Anyone who sends a message to your previous Guerrilla Mail account will receive an error message of “addressee unknown.”

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Categories: Email Security, Online Privacy & Security

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