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Old 21. Aug 2019, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The free anti-spam emailaddress provider Spamgourmet will be shutting down soon unfortunately. (cf. https://bbs.spamgourmet.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1785)

I used it with great pleasure for 16 years now!

Does someone has experience with a good free alternative?
One of the strong points of Spamgourmet was that it created emailaddresses 'on the fly': You didn't have to go to the site to create a new emailaddress. It was simply created once the first e-mail was sent to it. Very convenient.
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Old 21. Aug 2019, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have not used a disposable email address but these have generally good reviews.

Mailinator
https://www.mailinator.com/

Maildrop
https://maildrop.cc/

Nada
https://getnada.com/
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Old 21. Aug 2019, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry EldonW, but those services provide e-mailaddresses
  • that don't forward e-mail to your real address (which spamgourmet does)
  • that you can't create without going to their site (unlike spamgourmet)

Another nice feature of spamgourmet was that it allows you per created e-mailaddress to specify one from address (or part of eg. the domain name) for which it should forward mails to your real address and throw away all others.
Which is very handy if eg. you use the e-mailaddress to receive weekly e-magazines from a known source, but - in case they sold your e-mailaddress to others - block everyone else trying to mail you.

The best alternative service I found so far is 33mail.com (unfortunately with bandwith limitations; even for the paid versions)
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Old 22. Aug 2019, 06:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's an alternative.
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...forwards your emails to your personal account while keeping your inbox and identity secure and private.
Unfortunately the Free version of Burner Mail also has limitations, but it does have plugins for Firefox and Chrome.

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Burner mail was indeed another alternative I stumbled upon.
Unfortunately they don't let you create e-mailaddresses "on the fly". A feature I defintely want.

Real situation I had already: on the street someone holds you for a survey. At the end they ask you for your e-mailaddress to send you the results or a little present or...
At that moment if I use a service that creates e-mailaddresses on the fly I can hand out an address I invent on spot (that will be created once the first mail is sent to it)

A drawback of that "on-the-fly feature" one could think of: everyone who knows how the service works can come up with plenty of new addresses that all lead to your real inbox. However, in the 16 years I used spamgourmet I never had that situation.
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I tried... but it seems you won't find a free or even cheap alternative that has the same features as spamgourmet.
Cut your losses and go with the next best option.
It's your call...
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Of course you did. Thanks for that.
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but it seems you won't find a free or even cheap alternative that has the same features as spamgourmet.
That's what it unfortunately looks like, yeah.
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