Spam trickery

July 7, 2006

I found this neat Firefox extension, we have all been there,you know
when you sign up for certain services or trial downloads at sites where
they require your email address for “Validation” purposes, we all
know its just an invitation to spam flooding your email account.

Well this extension uses a service called Temporary Inbox, when
you are signing up for something and it asks you to put in an email
address you get the extension to create a random one, you cut and
paste it in. You then have 6 hours to check that account for any
correspondence from the site you signed up for the usual stuff they
give you, i.e links to downloads etc. After that period the account
is deleted.

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