Temporary email is a service which provides disposable temporary email addresses which delete itself after a certain time. Many websites and forums on the internet ask for your email addresses in exchange for visiting their page or to download files. These websites may or may not be a secure enough website, where they might trade your email with companies for their own profit.
Most insecure websites are always victims of data breaches and when you provide your personal/business email in an insecure website, your email can be an easy target for hackers. Some websites even store your password in clear text, which when many of us reuse our passwords, makes our mail vulnerable to hackers.
The best way to prevent this is to use a temporary email address. By using a temporary email address, you are secure, anonymous, spam-free and you can also keep the inbox of your real email clean. I personally use, “temp-mail.org” for temporary email service. So next time a website asks for your email address, try using a temporary mail id and you will see less spam emails in your spam box.
Use temporary email addresses on websites which provide free trials or limited access per day. When your trial or a specific day’s access time has expired, you can log out and sign in again with another temporary email address and prolong the access you have to the websites. I use this on, “pngtree”, which is a website where you can download png images. Only a premium member can download unlimited png images, where for a free user, it’s only two images per day. I can download unlimited by using temporary email addresses. You can also use this on, “TunnelBear” and get good VPN service for free.