Fighting Spam With Spam  

I dont think I need to mention Spam to you, but recently it grew out of portion for my main email address.. courtesy to some really high profile internet marketers who even allowed their web designers to use the list. Looked like a business relation turned personal affair where even your uncle's friend is your uncle. Weird people!

Anyhow, this is not about what I suffered but how to get rid of it.
1) Gmail has some interesting features that you can use to fight spam. E.g. if your email address is, you can use x.yz@gmail to manage all email subscriptions. This way you won't be exposing your primary email address to them and you can easily cut of this email address anytime. The other option is to create another gmail account and use the forwarding option from there on.

2) The other option are services like

Both of these services have their own firefox addon available. If you install the addon then with one right click you can generate an temporary email address that will last only for 6-12 hours. So if you got to download a report or get access to a webpage that requires your email address, this looks to be a really good option. You can generate this kind of email address with a right click, use it to get access or whatever report you want and forget about it. You won't be receiving any email ever after from that website. The good thing is you won't have to worry about your email address being sold further or receiving email from friends of friends either.

While I have tried at first go and found it great, I don't know if there is some problem with their server as it often fails to generate email address. I think its because of server load. Spamavert has some good feature like it immediately opens up the concerned email inbox also, so you don't have to login anywhere.

Oh btw here is the link to firefox addon for both:

Spamavert Addon
TemporaryInbox Addon

Hope this helps!

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