Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.
We installed My-spambox and restarted Firefox. My-spambox placed an icon in the status bar in the lower right corner of the interface. We clicked it, and a small dialog opened with a field for our regular e-mail address. We entered our address and clicked OK, and a pop-up notified us that our temporary e-mail address had been created and copied to the clipboard. The first thing we did was test the address. We pasted it from the clipboard into a new e-mail and clicked Send. After a slightly longer wait than usual for a self-delivered e-mail, the message appeared in our inbox, correctly identified and normal in every way, except of course for the e-mail address: Instead of our default address, only the temporary address generated by My-spambox appeared in the message. Next we tried out our temporary address on the Web, successfully creating a blog. Every site we used our temporary e-mail address on responded correctly. Messages arrived in our inbox, only they lacked our main address.
So many sites ask for personal data these days that it's not difficult to imagine situations where My-spambox will come in handy. It can help protect your identity from theft as well as the annoying spam that often follows when you give out your e-mail address. Since it's your address and clearly identified as such, it's 100% legit. It just goes away after 24 hours, leaving spammers and snoops in the dark.
Create a temporary e-mail address for 12 hours. Perfect when signing up on Web sites or forums and dont want to give away your personal e-mail address. All mails will be forward to your personal e-mail address, after 12 hours the temporary e-mail address will no longer work.