Fighting spam with Gmail – Now easy ..!!

       Gone are the days when you needed ten different email accounts for different purpose which include five for receiving spam mails .. I use Mailinator for receiving mails from dubious sources… As their tagline “Be anyone !” says it all .. You dont need to signup there .. Just give your mailinator address to any site that require “email activation” and check that account at Mailinator .. Easy as pie .. Anyways .. I know most of those reading this know all this already .. So I should begin why I wrote this one ..       

       What lacking from Mailinator was the ability to send messeges through it .. Suppose you want to communicate with someone and dont wanna share your email with him .. Traditionally what you will do is create another id at some email service and communicate through that address .. This goes back to age old checking ten accounts situation .. Well .. No more the same .. With GMail introducing customized From: address, the hole is now fixed ..       So how to do it ..? Simple .. Just goto your GMail accounts settings and configure customized From address .. Enter any Mailinator address there .. We use [email protected] for our example 😉 .. GMail will send a confirmation mail to that address to verify that such account does exist and you’ll be required to activate it .. Thats not a big problem .. Just open this (or whichever address you like) to confirm the account .. Open the link in verification mail and you are done .. Now whenever you compose mails in Gmail, you will get option to send the email as whichever addresss you want ..
Screenshot of Compose Mail
You can use your Gmail address for your normal communication and Mailinator address for dubious contacts .. And this is not limited to just one account .. You can create as many as Mailinator accounts for such purpose .. 😀 …

 

      Why use Mailinator you may ask .. Because of its features .. The best thing about Mailinator is RSS Support .. Just add this in your favorite RSS reader for checking your account :
http://mailinator.com/mailinator/rss.jsp?email=ReplaceWithYourUserName
With this, you will get instant notification when a new mail arrive in your mailbox .. And yeah … You can use alternative address for receiving mails too .. And if you are a Maxthon user, Just add http://mailinator.com/mailinator/maildir.jsp?email=%s in Search alias box 😉 .. What more you ask for ..       Any catch ..? Umm .. You will have to use the Web based interface of GMail for sending as different address (that is when you want to alternate between addresses) .. And as anyone can check the Mailinator account, this may create some troubles .. But thats what a disposable account is all about .. You dont share your private info on disposable accounts … Anyways .. Do tell me if you liked this one .. :)With this, you will get instant notification when a new mail arrive in your mailbox .. And yeah … You can use for receiving mails too .. And if you are a Maxthon user, Just add in Search alias box 😉 .. What more you ask for ..       Any catch ..? Umm .. You will have to use the Web based interface of GMail for sending as different address .. And as can check the Mailinator account, this may create some troubles .. But thats what a disposable account is all about .. You dont share your private info on disposable accounts … Anyways .. Do tell me if you liked this one .. 🙂


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