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disposable email

What is a disposable email?

Disposable email is a service that allows a registered user to receive email at a temporary address that expires after a certain time period elapses.

Many online discussion forums, blogs and websites ask visitors to register before they can post comments, view premium content or download white papers. A disposable email account will allow the visitor to sign up and verify his registration without exposing his primary email account to spam.

A disposable email account, which has its own inbox, reply and forward functions, can be contrasted with a disposable email address, which is simply a service that forwards messages to a user's primary email account. Disposable email is also called throw-away email, temporary email or self-destructing email.

Learn More About IT:
> Wikipedia offers more information about disposable email accounts.
> 10 Minute Mail is one service that provides disposable email accounts.
> Prospector.cz maintains a list of disposable email services.

This was last updated in August 2009

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Thank your for this Information !!
What exactly is the technical reason of allowing non disposable email.
I am also a Blogger and my last blogs was on Discord no route 
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Well for the users disposable emails are good but if you consider the website owner, it is really a headache as the email is valid for a few minutes and then it ceases to exist, that would make all future emails to bounce and likely harm the sender reputation, making it all the more important to detect temp emails. But there are api's like Antideo that help in preventing people from signing up using a disposable email address in real time. You get over 5000 free api calls a month in the free tier.
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