3rd July 2012 | Comments
Are you pissed off by websites asking you for an email address (for registration) and then bombarding you with boat-loads of emails that you don’t want? Sure you can use a disposable email address to protect your privacy. But who has the time to visit a site, generate an email address and then fill it up.
For all those lazies out there (like me) who want to give email spam the finger, Spamavert is the answer!
Using Spamavert is pretty straight-forward. Simply install the Firefox addon, restart the browser, and you are good to go.
Next time you want to download a software and the site asks for an email address, all you need to do is right-click on the email address field and click on “Paste spamavert address”.
The addon will generate a disposable @spamavert.com email address on-the-fly and open the inbox in a new tab/window automatically.
The plugin also remembers the addresses it has generated, and automatically subscribes to their RSS feeds. You can at any time go back and view the e-mails for that address, and see if the company abused the e-mail address you gave them.
You can also specify a prefix for all the e-mail addresses the extension generates for you.
What more can you ask for?