Never give out your real email address again when you sign up for a service. Each signup can be given its own unique email address. Stop receiving the annoying follow up emails and advertisements (can’t find where to stop it, can you?), with one click. This is the email equivalent of Hushedphone.
If you sign up for an anonymized email, perhaps you should not use your full name – it will reveal too much about you that eliminates the entire objective of using anonymized mail? Is that too obvious to have to say? In any case, do what you want, and have some fun.
33mail works like this: you sign up for (try the free one first) 33mail. For example you use a username djilpmh – the simple instructions tell it all:
How to use 33MailYour 33mail domain is:@djilpmh.33mail.com
Next time you visit a website that asks for your email address, instead of giving them your real email address, just make one up especially for them. For example, if the website is blahblah.com, you might give them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to do anything else, we’ll create an alias automatically the first time they try to send you an email, and we’ll forward any emails they send to you.
Later, if blahblah.com start to send you emails you don’t want, or even if they sell your email address to a spammer, just click on the link that we add to the top of every email we forward, we’ll kill their alias, and they won’t bother you any more.
If you use Chrome browser, there is a plugin that automatically fills in the email fields with a 33mail alias:
33Mail’s extension for google chrome makes it easy to defend your inbox.
Once installed it will automatically populate any email signup field on any website with an appropriate 33mail address.
Try this out – https://www.33mail.com/
Note: Most “forwarding” email services only deliver the email to your private email address, and when you REPLY, you are revealing your real email. 33mail has added a capability for you to reply from the 33mail account. The free level gives you one “reply” per day (24 hours), paid levels have more.
If I refer customers to 33mail, I can get additional features for a period of time – this link can do that for me: http://33mail.com/3442o83 but if it costs you any money, never mind, we are all about using as much of free services as possible.
Even more alternatives are available http://alternativeto.net/software/33mail/#. While these are helpful in separating your subscription from your real email address, remember there are no specific security features such as encryption or multi factor authentication unless you confirm they are included. Signed and encrypted (end to end) emails such as StartMail or Protonmail also have disposable mailbox features in paid versions.