The Bottom Line
- Mailinator addresses are ultimately easy to use
- No connection to your real email address
- Mailinator can be used with a number of domain names (should mailinator.com be blocked)
- Mailinator is useful only when you don't really want to get mail
- All Mailinator mail is public, keep that in mind
- Mailinator provides an unlimited number of email addresses for everybody to use.
- Mail sent to any @mailinator.com address can be picked up by entering just the user name.
- Use Mailinator addresses to sign up to web sites, register software and more.
- Using a Mailinator address avoids the risk of your real email address being handed to spammers.
- Mailinator keeps up to ten messages for every address.
- You can use a number of alternate domain names instead of mailinator.com.
Guide Review - Mailinator - Disposable Email Address Service
You can use any address you like to sign up for web sites, to post to board and other occasions where you need an email address (maybe to receive a password) quickly, but don't want to give your real address. Since Mailinator addresses have no connection to your real address at all, there's no risk of getting spam from using a Mailinator address.
Picking up mail sent to your made-up address is easy: log in at Mailinator with the email address. Since everybody can do this without a password, Mailinator is useful only when you don't really want to communicate.
Mailinator is email addresses thrown away into the public space.