Way too much of our personal information is being sold every day. If you’re tired of your email inbox being loaded with spam, or worse, there ARE things you can do to regain some control. Here’s a simple idea: Create a throwaway email account.
This article courtesy of Kurt Knutsson at Cyberguy.com. He’s a favorite. Highly suggested follow.
Do you feel like you’re giving out your email address more and more these days?
Websites left and right are making us sign up for accounts and more likely than not, you’re required to enter an email address. While sometimes it’s worth it to gain “points” or “rewards” on various websites, there may be times you wish you had a fake email address to give out instead.
Did you know that you can create a “disposable email address”? This is a throwaway account, so you can stop handing out your real email address anytime you’re asked. This will not only help stop clogging up your inbox, but you’ll be making it way more difficult for companies to sell your personal information using your real name and email.
There are 2 types of Disposable Email Addresses:
- A “permanent” throwaway email can be used for a longer period of time, which might be a good option if you’re signing up for a website or social media account that you don’t want to give personal information to but will be using for a while.
- A “disposable” email is a temporary email that will be deleted after you get your use out of it.
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