No, this post is not about writing an email in ten minutes, but it is about having an email address that only lasts for 10 minutes!
You might be saying to yourself “What good is that”? Well hang on for a bit and I will tell you…actually, I’ll let the owner of the web site 10 Minute Mail tell you:
“By clicking on the link, you will be given a temporary e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to that address will show up automatically on the web page. You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes.”
“Why would you use this? Maybe you want to sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don’t want to give up your real e-mail address and end up on a bunch of spam lists. This is nice and disposable. And it’s free. Enjoy! “
So, I received this offer for an e-book on marketing that sounded interesting, but I really didn’t want to give up my email address to these guys until after I had a chance to evaluate what they were doing. I entered the 10 Minute Mail temporary email address, and with no grief whatsoever, I had the e-book. And, I am glad that I retained my anonymity because the book was one big come on to buy other services. 10 Minute Mail saved me from certain countless spam emails!