Alias Email = Setup a second email account that you use for spam/signing up to untrusted websites/free orders etc.
Ideal for: Sites you don’t want to be contacted at all by e.g. a dodgy website, a site offering a free eBook or a possible scam.
If a site demands that you click a link to gain access you can but after a few hours that email will be deleted.
Examples: Guerilla Mail (emails last 1 hour), Mailinator (deleted after a few hours) or 10MinuteMail (deleted after 10minutes)
Just another email address for anything you don’t want in your main inbox.
Ideal for: Sites you trust but don’t want to fill up your inbox/phone with etc.
Examples: Any web email but Gmail, Yahoo etc all work well.
Tips: Use a different email provider to save you logging in and out all the time. Having a 3rd email address for any offline forms/shops that ask for your email is also useful.
A unique alias email address for EVERY form, website etc, these go to your main email account but the beauty of it, is that as soon as you receive any spam just click the link at top of email and it will be blocked forever. Saving you having to have multiple email accounts etc. All of the emails arrive inside your normal email inbox but your main email is never placed in harms way.
Ideal for: Everything.
Examples: MaskMe (Blur)
Tips: Some companies are now getting smart and blocking these emails, however still 99% of websites work with it
Ideal for: Google Mail Users
Another step (especially for freebies that require your address) is to use your name e.g. Danny Dyer, but place a middle name as the website’s name e.g. Danny Redbull Dyer.
When/if a company sells your details on and you receive post, you will know exactly who has done it and more importantly you will instantly know if it’s junk mail or not.5 comments