Every time you type your email address, you’re playing with fire.
Websites ask for email addresses all the time — but there’s no way to guarantee that said websites will play nicely. Many places will store your email address and sell them to email harvesters for money. Tada! Your email is now available to spammers.
Since it’s impossible to know whether or not a website will sell you out, your safest bet is to never give out your email address. Of course, this is a bit of a pain when you want to register for something and the website requires email confirmation.
So start using disposable email addresses. We recommend 10MinuteMail.
You’ll receive an inbox that only lasts for 10 minutes. Use this whenever you need to input your email address somewhere and you’ll never get spam in your main inbox ever again. All of it will just be directed here instead.
This is just one of many ways to beat spam. If you’re prone to being spammed, here are a few email mistakes that you might be making. Rectify them and you’ll slash your spam counts.
Do you use disposable email addresses? What’s your most effective tip against email spam? Share with us in the comments below!
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