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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by soaring » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:47 am

http://www.hushmail.com

But I can't remember if they required any "real" info to sign up.
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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by mike143 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:19 am

mailinator.com
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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by johnubc » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:02 am

mike143 wrote:mailinator.com
I use mailinator.com all the time - but it is not privacy-friendly, it is no privacy.

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by Sunny Sarkar » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:45 am

10minutemail.com is the easiest to use when I don't want to give my email to a site.
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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by leonard » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:40 pm

pinecrest wrote:I have two older Yahoo e-mail accounts and wanted to open a third. I tried today, and now they require not just a mobile phone number but a REAL one. I find it hard to believe there would be any takers. :confused

Does anyone know of any privacy-friendly e-mail systems that work similar to the way the old Yahoo worked, i.e., no real personal information had to be given?

Thanks

Edit: Forgot to mention I'm talking about a free mail account.
How precisely would they know if a number is "REAL" or mobile? I doubt they are calling everyone up and somehow "detecting" whether it's mobile or not.
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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by SSSS » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:36 pm

johnubc wrote:
mike143 wrote:mailinator.com
I use mailinator.com all the time - but it is not privacy-friendly, it is no privacy.
The alternate address feature helps a lot. If you log in to mailbox AEFWEVSDF , you'll see an alternate e-mail address m8r-g37kqy@mailinator.com. If you only give out that address instead of AEFWEVSDF@mailinator.com, you'll still be able to receive e-mail to the AEFWEVSDF mailbox, but nobody who sees the m8r-g37kqy address will know about the existence of the AEFWEVSDF mailbox.

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by Ged » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:53 pm

leonard wrote:
pinecrest wrote:I have two older Yahoo e-mail accounts and wanted to open a third. I tried today, and now they require not just a mobile phone number but a REAL one. I find it hard to believe there would be any takers. :confused

Does anyone know of any privacy-friendly e-mail systems that work similar to the way the old Yahoo worked, i.e., no real personal information had to be given?

Thanks

Edit: Forgot to mention I'm talking about a free mail account.
How precisely would they know if a number is "REAL" or mobile? I doubt they are calling everyone up and somehow "detecting" whether it's mobile or not.
There are ways.

http://www.searchbug.com/tools/landline ... phone.aspx

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by wintermute » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:30 pm

Slightly off-topic:

If you're using it for privacy, make sure you run hushmail's encryption on the client side (your browser). They default to sending the cleartext to their server over ssl, (potentially) give the NSA a copy, then encrypt it for you. How nice of them.

Use PGP or GNUPG if you really want to encrypt email. It's not difficult.

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by frugaltype » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:48 pm

wintermute wrote:Slightly off-topic:

If you're using it for privacy, make sure you run hushmail's encryption on the client side (your browser). They default to sending the cleartext to their server over ssl, (potentially) give the NSA a copy, then encrypt it for you. How nice of them.

Use PGP or GNUPG if you really want to encrypt email. It's not difficult.
There's an article in the NYTimes today:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/n ... ption.html

about how much encrypted stuff the NSA can read plus backdoors they have gotten with and without the knowledge of the providing entities. Knowing little about encryption myself, it's not clear to me if there is anything left that actually provides privacy to Internet communication. Note especially the graphic of what's compromised.

I've been wondering if, given that they photograph the outside of every piece of postal mail, they can read the inside. I've defaulted to thinking they can.

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by dandan14 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:51 pm

I second the votes for 10minutemail and mailinator. I use both of those quite regularly.

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Re: Alternatives to Yahoo for Throwaway e-mail Account

Post by Luke Duke » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:28 am

Sunny Sarkar wrote:10minutemail.com is the easiest to use when I don't want to give my email to a site.
Very similar to https://www.guerrillamail.com/

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