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Spamgourmet - Disposable Email Address Service

Spamgourmet - Disposable Email Address Service

Heinz Tschabitscher

The Bottom Line

Before you choke on all that spam, try the feature-rich and flexible disposable email addresses from Spamgourmet for protection.

Pros

  • Spamgourmet aliases are created by using them
  • Reply address masking
  • Alias creation can be controlled with a password

Cons

  • Spamgourmet aliases can't be set to never expire
  • Expiration by date would be useful
  • Mail to an expired Spamgourmet alias simply disappears

Description

  • Create unlimited disposable email addresses that automatically expire after 1-20 messages.
  • More fuel can be added manually to refill a Spamgourmet address that has run out of messages.
  • Spamgourmet aliases are created by using them.
  • Abuse can be prevented by requiring certain words in the new address, or even a password.
  • Reply address masking replaces your real email address with the appropriate alias when in replies.
  • Trusted senders or domains can always send mail through any alias (even expired ones).
  • An alias can be assigned an exclusive sender that can always send mail through it.

Guide Review - Spamgourmet - Disposable Email Address Service

It speaks of itself as a gourmet, but this disposable email address service is a gourmand rather than a gourmet. It eats lots of spam. The "no-brainer mode" in particular offers automatically expiring aliases only and thus is of limited use.

Spamgourmet also has an advanced mode, of course, offering almost everything you could wish for in a disposable address service. Addresses are created by using them, but can require a password, and while they, too, expire automatically you can add fuel to them later, or set up a white list of allowed senders (so the problem is limited to people or lists that change their From: address).

Using reply address masking, Spamgourmet can replace your real address with the alias in replies, too.

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