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Not sure about other services, but another little-known trick that works in Gmail is this: Periods (.) are ignored. That means if your address is joesmith@gmail.com, email sent to all the following would still arrive: joesmith@gmail.com joe.smith@gmail.com j.oesmith@gmail.com joesmit.h@gmail.com Personally, I always insert a period after the first letter ...


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Here's a great workaround using a (previously free) Google Apps For Your Domain account and "minus" addressing: http://matthew.mceachen.us/blog/automatic-disposable-email-addresses-for-google-apps-611.html Basically you turn on the catch all, and then have that account forward any email wherever you want.


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My advice is to report email as SPAM, as Gmail has a pretty efficient engine at detecting SPAM once it knows your habits. Another option is to use Filters and Labels to sort mail which is directly addressed to you, so you can identify them easier. But the efficiency of the latter depends much on how the SPAM is sent. To set up a filter to remove ...


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Update 2012-09-28: tempalias is no longer running; the source code is available though. If you simply need a disposable address, tempalias provides a very nice service that will give you a disposable address that expires after either a certain number of messages or a certain amount of time has passed. If you care about this kind of thing, tempalias is ...


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You could just use plus-addressing in Gmail. Basically you just pop a + after the username part of your email (alex+foo@example.com will go to the mailbox for alex@example.com, but will allow easy filtering). They're sort of temporary and not really anonymous, but they would allow you to filter out based on rules etc. Big downside is that clever spammers ...


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Another option is to use a Google Apps account with your own domain name (so you can have unlimited email addresses). Just add a temporary alias for your normal user - allow the email you want to come in, then remove the alias... A lot more temporary than my other answer and a bit more anonymous. Still not perfect...


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Keep marking it as spam. Over a period, Google will deliver such messages to spam folder, especially if those are identified as spam by others as well.


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I think that these messages are using weird language so as to bypass existing spam filters, not because there is some secret message encoded within them.


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If you have a Yahoo Premium Account, it let's you use the '-' character. Additionally, there is no way to find out your real email address. For example, I can easily know that your email address is john@gmail.com if you give me the email address john+foo@gmail.com. I think it's only a matter of time until the spammers start removing the plus sign. If you ...


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Mailinator is a great service. It accepts all email; spam or not. But it has some limits.


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I know this is an old question, but I thought I'd add fresh insight and also see if I could get any more answers to this, since I still don't have one I'm satisfied with. There seems to be no other way of getting in touch with OP other than an answer. There are three services I'm aware of that do this: GishPuppy (which is what I currently use), Sneakemail ...


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The best idea maybe would be just to register an own domain and set up an E-Mail server (or just use Google Apps) with an catch-all address. It is very unlikely that your domain will get on the service's blacklist.


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Mailinator will accept mail for any domain - so if you have a domain of your own, or if you want to register one yourself, you can point the MX records for a host/domain name to mailinator, and then pick up the email thru Mailinator's web interface.


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OtherInbox's DEFENDER offering has this functionality. You sign up and get USERNAME.otherinbox.com and USERNAME.oib.com subdomains (or you can use your own domain) and it sorts/filters anything sent to that domain. I've been using the service for over 2 years now and have been pretty happy with it. They started off focusing on providing a web mail client ...


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In Gmail, marking email as spam only marks it as spam for you, not for others. If Google determines a message is spam, it is based on algorithms that match certain tendencies and phrasing that suggest the message is spam. Google doesn't share this information under almost all circumstances. So, no, the message is not reported to outside companies.


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The use of either or both of the links under "Report abuse:" at the bottom of the add message is safe (contrary to Frozenskys' comment) because Yahoo! does not harvest addresses in that fashion. Assuming of course that the notice you received actually is from Yahoo (check the link addresses before clicking). The first one gives the group management a "black ...


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The page you link to has a big red button with the following text underneath Use this button to report spam abuse. This will create a new section/report on the talk page. Click that button and it takes you to a new page where you can report the spam. You need to one of the specified templates: {{IP summary|127.0.0.1}} -- to report anonymous editors ...


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Not really, no. The only way is to use a unique email address on every single website and then see where (else) that address gets used. Some email providers let you use extended addressing where you append + and some string to your email username. For instance, if the CEO of Google wanted to know if his email address was being leaked by Yahoo, he might sign ...


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You could use the "FB Purity" browser extension's Custom Text Filter to accomplish this task. First get FB Purity here: http://fbpurity.com Then setup a custom text filter. if the guys name was "joe bloggs" then you would add a custom text filter of "Joe Bloggs was tagged in" though you need to leave the quotes out and that will filter out any posts ...


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Use the alias as the main e-mail, and filter out the rest. E.g. if your friend is spamming you on namesurname@, use name.surname@ as your default email (change in your profiles, etc.). You can also use + sign, like: example+nospam@ to do the similar thing. See: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=12096


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There is SpamFence. SpamFence offers professional e-mail security with spam filter and e-mail categorization service and it's free for private use. How does SpamFence work?


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My company Gmail account was once spammed by nasty things about viagra and so on. I couldn't really resolve it at first but here's what I did: Click "Create a filter" at the top of the Gmail window, to the right of the search bar; Enter the modified email address in the "To" field, and click "Next"; Select the appropriate action, such as marking the ...


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If you don't want to register your own domain for use with Mailinator you can use a free service like no-ip.com. You will need an email address to sign up though ;-)


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I know it was mentioned in the question, but I like Mailinator (alt) the best of any service I've tried. Primarily because of its alternate names feature. I used one of those to set my Meta SO gravatar to be different than my SO/SF/SU avatar.


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I prefer Temp Alias. It allows you to set how many days the email will be active for, but another unique feature is you can set how many email's it is alive for. So for example you could say after this email has been emailed 3 times, destroy it.


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10MinuteMail may be what you are looking for.


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Plus addressing is also known as address tags. How the local part (i.e. the user name of username@domain) is used and if there are any special meanings is dependent on the mail server used. qmail and Courier Mail Server support "-" as an address tag and Postfix allows you to configure an arbitrary separator. I started using "-" when I run my own qmail ...


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I've always used Sneakemail and have been extremely happy with it. It's allows me to quickly create temporary email addresses which are automatically forwarded to my real (private) email address. When sending email to a new site, use Sneakemail.com's web interface to create a new "Sneakemail address". Label it so you know who you gave it to - ...



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