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Have you considered getting a disposable or temporary email address?
Have you wondered why disposable emails have become so popular of late?
Emails are incredibly important these days; they are the most important part of your identity online, almost like a passport. Everyone wants your email; whether it's a blog you like visiting now and then, an online forum or news service that you like or a store that you were led to just a few minutes back, when looking for a product.
Bet you don't like having to use your regular or most important email for signing up for every app or online service, or for that matter, loyalty programs, contest entries, coupon offers, online surveys, etc.
After all, none of us like getting dozens of emails every day, most of which are a waste of time and end up in the spam folder. Then there is always this concern on the back of your mind that you could be targeted by hackers.
Cyber criminals are finding it easier than ever to target emails of individuals; all they need to do is to hack into online stores or websites that don't have the proper security measures in place. This is just to give you an idea of how easy it is for your email account to get compromised. Nothing is truly personal or private on the internet.
When the internet was still a relatively new thing, most people did not have any qualms about using their regular emails to sign up for hundreds of different online services. This is not to say that there wasn't a problem with email spam or hacking back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but it was less common as there were less people using the internet.
Today, recent events such as the hacking of 1 billion Yahoo accounts in 2013; which was discovered only recently, have caused a lot of people to think twice about where they give their emails. Identity thefts have become all too common these days. There is also a growing concern about phishing scams and tactics such as ransomware used by hackers.
Moreover, many websites sell or distribute your personal information, including your email, when you sign up for an account with them, to third-party services. Are they allowed to do that?
Well - did you check their privacy terms? It's possible there's a clause somewhere that allows them to sell your personal information to a third-party legally. Other websites use mischievous tactics such as leaving a discrete checkbox next to the "Sign me up for more offers" option, checked by default.
So is there a way to stop this continuous influx of spam and to protect your regular or official email accounts from spammers and hackers? Yes, there is one - called as a disposable email address.
Disposable email addresses, or temporary disposable emails are a relatively new service offered by companies such as EmailOnDeck.com, which have become very popular in recent years, as they are considered to be one of the most effective ways to protect your main email address and to avoid spam.
You can use the temporary email address generated on our site to register for any online service or app. So, all the junk mail and spam is received by the disposable email address, which protects your real email address.
You can use disposable email addresses for most purposes, except for signing up for any site that requires any financial information such as credit card details. If the site has any personal information or financial information that you want to be protected, choose your real email instead.
Use disposable emails only to prevent junk mail from reaching your real email. Also, a lot of people use disposable emails or temporary emails to stay safe on sites such as Craigslist, when communicating with a buyer or seller.
You can now get your own disposable email address with a simple two-step on EmailOnDeck.com. It's fast, easy and FREE!