Quickly Create Temporary Email Addresses with YopMail

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Yopmail Firefox AddonSure there are plenty of services that offer free, temporary and anonymous disposable email addresses. What makes YopMail a bit different is how easily you can create and access them. YopMail provides Firefox, IE and Opera extensions that allow you to create an email address and access the mailbox for that address in seconds.

To get started, just download the addon for your browser. If you’re using Firefox or IE, download and install this search addon. Once it’s installed, just select YopMail.com from your search drop-down list. Enter in a random string of characters, and that will become your @yopmail.com email address. Hit enter, and you’ll be taken to the mailbox for that address. Couldn’t be easier!

temporary email address

Opera users can download this widget. Once it’s installed, open the widget and click the “lightning” button to generate a random address. Then click the Mailbox button and Opera will open a new tab and display your newly created mailbox.

The YopMail Opera Widget

Creating random temporary email addresses is perfect for those web signup forms if you don’t want to get hit by spam mail. If you value your privacy online, these browser addons are perfect for creating one-off “use them then toss them” email addresses.

You might also want to check out 5 “DISPOSABLE” Web Accounts to Keep Your Identity Safe by Aibek and Get a Grip on eMail Spam Before It Gets A Grip On You by Tina.

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Ken Burkes

I have plenty of these site in my bookmarks. Here are just a few:


Enjoy. Great post Ross.



Though i have been mintemail fan for about 1.5 years now, I think Yopmail makes the whole thing eve easier. Great find!



Great review about YopMail !
Note that all the accounts @yopmail already exist without needing to create them.
Just use it and check mailbox.

Fred (YopMail admin)



Actually, if you like Mintemail still, and you want to be able to conveniently access your addy quickly like with YopMail, just install the “Add to search bar” firefox addon which enables you to right-click on ANY search field and add it to the FF search bar. This would do the same thing with mintemail. Just click “custom email address” and then right click and add it to the search bar; works perfectly!!



I’m sure you’ve probably covered Mailinator in the past, but it’s great in the way that you don’t have to create an account first. Their server dynamically creates an inbox as the e-mail is sent. Very useful and hassle-free.

Disclaimer: No affiliation, but a very satisfied user.



Yopmail dynamically creates an inbox as the e-mail is sent too.



YOPmail is just great and the easiest to use. I have been using mailnator and other leading services for a while. But YOPmail stands out is being the most neat, quick, and user-friendly disaposable service around. Have been using it since a couple of months, it has never disappointed me. There si no registration required, and it can be used on the fly.

It has some pretty creative options like widgets, and RSS feeds. furthermore, it is possible to switch between html and text view and to display all email headers.
Also, one can choose his own username while composing a mail. There are a few domain names a user can choose from. Email aliases, and random email generator is also available.
Serves all my purpose conveniently



I agree
yopmail.com is the best



yup, i use yopmail a lot. it’s just so easy to use.

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