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How to Quickly Create Temporary Email Addresses With YOPmail

Andy Betts Updated 31-10-2019

When you want to safeguard your privacy online a good place to start is by using a disposable email address. It allows you to sign up to services or send messages anonymously, or just cut down on the amount of spam your real email address receives.


One of the best options for creating temporary email addresses is YOPmail. Let’s take a look at how to use it.

What Is YOPmail?

YOPmail is a disposable email service. It lets you use any “” email address you want and gives you access to the inbox for that address—even if someone else is already using it.


You can use YOPmail wherever you’re asked to enter an email address but don’t want to use your real account. Use it for websites that ask you to sign up, or apps you’re testing that want you to log into, and you won’t be inundated with newsletters or have to deal with spam in Gmail.

Unlike a regular email account, YOPmail is not private or password protected, so you should only use it for throwaway purposes. Never use it for anything personal or important.


You also don’t need to set it up. Whenever you need to fill in an address form on a website and don’t want to use your own, just type in a random address and you’re good to go.

How to Create a YOPmail Account

You can, in theory, use YOPmail without ever needing to visit When you visit a website that asks for your email, enter [anything] and it will be accepted as a genuine email address.

If you do need access to the inbox—maybe to validate an account, or to grab a free download a site is offering—you’ve got two options.

yopmail inbox

  1. In the box at the top left of the YOPmail website, labeled Type the Email name of your choice, enter the first part of the address you chose and click Check Inbox.
  2. Alternatively, just go to[your chosen address] and you’ll arrive straight at the inbox. You don’t need a password in either case.

When you use a simple, common word for your address you’ll almost certainly find that it’s already being used. The inbox is likely to be full of spam and messages for other people. This is fine because all YOPmail inboxes are public and shared.

But remember that just as you can see other people’s stuff, they’ll be able to see yours. For this reason, you should never use a disposable email address for anything even vaguely connected to your real identity.

You can get a little more privacy by using a random combination of letters for your email address. It’s unlikely anyone else would use, say,, so you should have that inbox to yourself. Even so, it’s still public, and not secure.

yopmail generator


You can use the YOPmail Generator tool to help create unique addresses. Find it in the Random Email Address section of the website’s sidebar. You’ll also find links to browser plugins for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera, but none of these are available anymore.

Disadvantages of a YOPmail Disposable Address

YOPmail is easy to use and works as promised. However, some sites have cottoned on to the existence of disposable email addresses, so you might occasionally find that they don’t accept YOPmail as a valid address.

To work around that, the service offers a few alternative domains you can try instead. Use any of the addresses below and the messages you receive will be automatically forwarded to the corresponding YOPmail address.


More Disposable Email Addresses

Using a temporary email address is a great way of protecting your privacy and cutting down on the amount of spam you get.


YOPmail isn’t the only option available. Take a look at our guide at some of the other best disposable email services for more choices.

You can also use disposable user accounts 5 Disposable Web Accounts to Keep Your Identity Safe Identity theft is on the rise. According to StatisticBrain, between 12 and 15 million people lose an average of $5,000 per victim each year. One way to stay safe is with a disposable web identity. Read More as another way of safeguarding your privacy and hiding your identity online.

Related topics: Email Apps, Email Security, Email Tips, Online Privacy, Spam.

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  2. ladarius76
    October 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    "have to deal with spam in Gmail."
    Unwarranted assumption that everyone use GMail that perpetuates the fallacy that, when it comes to anything Internet, Google is the ONE and ONLY . There are dozens of other email providers.

  3. Tim Redinhein
    November 17, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Yopmail is one of the best. Sometimes I use but mostly yopmail.

  4. Josiah
    April 22, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I dont even know how to verify my psn account

  5. skyflakes
    November 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

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

  6. Kelly
    February 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I agree is the best

  7. Dawnz
    February 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    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

  8. bob
    January 17, 2009 at 4:45 am

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

  9. Anonymous
    January 16, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    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.

  10. Daniel
    November 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    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!!

  11. Fred
    September 22, 2008 at 6:59 am

    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)

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2015 at 8:47 am

      One of the people using your yopmail is using it as their email address while hacking a facebook account

  12. Aibek
    September 20, 2008 at 11:06 am

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

  13. Ken Burkes
    September 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm

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

    Enjoy. Great post Ross.