There’s no hiding from it: Email signups are annoying as ever. And just when you think you’ve safely signed up to a legitimate website, your inbox is suddenly full of spam messages you never expected.
This is because many websites will sign you up for mailing lists when you verify your email address. To make matters worse, there isn’t much that can be done about it other than creating a separate email account for signups — but who even has time for that?
If you’ve ever dreamed of creating a temporary, self-destructing email account for bypassing spam and signups, then 10-Minute Mail is your perfect partner-in-crime.
Here’s how it works: You create a temporary address via the website, and as soon as it’s ready, the clock starts ticking down from 10 minutes.
You’ll have access to this account until the time expires, which means it’s perfect for verification overcoming spam. Think of your 10-Minute Mail account like a burner phone: The goal is to use it temporarily and then discard it without a trace.
But unlike a real-life burner phone, 10-Minute Mail takes care of the account without you needing to lift a finger. Once the clock expires, it’s gone forever.
You can, however, request a time-extension right on the site itself. This is great for users who need to use their temporary account for multiple signups or verifications.
Now, if only we had this sort of thing for when we’re asked to enter our cell phone numbers. The robocallers wouldn’t know what hit them!
Then again, they’d probably be using this sort of thing to make calls with. Maybe it’s a good thing there’s a 10-minute limit.