How to easily create a temporary email using Mailinator (example)

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If we are creating a web page and we need to run tests we can use an application called "Mailinator". Therefore, we avoid using our real email. Therefore, we act anonymously on the network via a temporary email. In this article we show you how to easily create a temporary email using Mailinator.

How to easily create a temporary email using Mailinator

What is a temporary email?

Creating a temporary email is very useful, but what is a "disposable email" like TempMail or Mailinator? This type of email is nothing more than an email address that is used for registrations on different websites . Therefore, the user avoids receiving unwanted messages or spam in his real mail and thus protects his privacy. It is called "temporary" because it has an expiration date.

A temporary email it is characterized by being public and anonymous. Also, the user does not need to register with the application to use it. Typically, users can use a temporary email for free which will receive all messages considered spam.

What is Mailinator?

"Mailinator" is an online application that allows users to receive messages on a temporary email. It is therefore not necessary to "create" an account and once used, the mail disappears without a trace on the Web.

Mailinator is a great option for those who want to protect their online privacy. In this sense, users avoid providing their real mail when registering for an online service, as they are exposed to receiving a large amount of spam or advertising messages.

How to easily create a temporary email using Mailinator

If you want to create a temporary email using the Mailinator alternative in an easy way, it is convenient to follow a series of steps which we explain below.

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Log in to Mailinator

First of all, you need to log into the official Mailinator website . There you will find a text box with the message "Enter public Mailinator Inbox".

In the upper left part of the window, you will see a menu with the options "Home" to return to the main screen, "Email" to access temporary mail and "Prices" to purchase one of the payment plans offered by Mailinator.

Create the temporary email

To create the temporary email, you must go to the main Mailinator page where you will find a text box identified with the message "Enter public Mailinator Inbox". There, you need to enter an email address and press the "Go" button. Immediately, you will have created a temporary email with the @ end.

Important tip

It is important to point out that a password is not required to access the mailbox. So, if another user creates an address identical to the one just created by Mailinator, he will be able to access the same mailbox and read your messages.

For this reason, we do not recommend using a temporary email if you anticipate receiving some kind of important email exposing your personal data. In these cases, you must choose to use a personal and private account.

Use temporary mail

Once you have created the temporary email address, you will see a mailbox similar to those found in traditional messaging services. There, you can locate the messages you have received and proceed with the download of the attachments.

Mailinator Temporary Mail has all the features that a real messaging service shows. However, the messages are not private because the email address can be linked to any other user.

Is Mailinator Safe?

You can create a temporary email in cases where your personal data is not involved or for perform anonymous tests on a website in development phase. Temporary emails are not secure because they are not personal. Any user can access the mailbox of a temporary e-mail only if they know its address.

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It should be noted that, like Mailinator, there are other pages that allow you to create temporary emails. In fact, pages like Yopmail also allow you to create a temporary email, an alternative you can use in case Mailinator doesn't respond to what you are looking for.

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