What is a Disposable Email Address?
A Disposable Email Address is an alias to your real email address. SignupShield's disposable email service
can automatically create an unlimited number of aliases for you.
What is it good for?
Primarily, to protect your real email address when you sign-up to web sites.
Instead of giving out your real email to every site you sign-up to, you create
an alias (unique to that web site) and enter only the alias to the sign-up form.
For how long is it good for?
The word 'Disposable' may be misleading. A disposable address remains effective as long as you use
SignupShield's email forwarding service.
Example of a disposable email address
Each disposable address is created in a way that will associate it with the web site that you sign-up to.
For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
joe.susw.com -- is a part associated with a user Joe. This part is common to all email addresses
created for Joe.
somesite.com -- identifies the site that you sign-up to.
4523 -- is an Authentication Code. A sort of a random number that makes it very difficult for someone to guess the correct email address.
How do I create a new disposable address?
Its all done automatically for you when you SignupShield fills out a sign-up or contact forms.
You can also create a disposable address through Signupshield's menu.
What happens when an email is sent to a disposable address?
Emails sent by a site to the disposable address, are in fact received by our forwarding servers which then forward them to your real inbox.
At any time you have the option to block any or all emails that are sent to a particular disposable address - thus eliminating spam with no false positives.