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My-spambox

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.

Editors' Review

by   / December 04, 2010

How many times have you broken down and passed out your primary e-mail account to Web sites and other online entities because you didn't have the time to mess with an extra account? Does it bother you that some sites ask for your e-mail address when clearly they don't need it? Do you get spammed after using your e-mail address to sign up for something? For these and other times when you don't care to share, there's My-spambox, a free Firefox add-on. My-spambox uses a JavaScript application to generate a temporary e-mail address that will function normally for 24 hours and then stop working. It's perfect for signing up to forums and Web sites that require an e-mail address.

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.

What do you need to know about free software?

Editors' Review

by   / December 04, 2010

How many times have you broken down and passed out your primary e-mail account to Web sites and other online entities because you didn't have the time to mess with an extra account? Does it bother you that some sites ask for your e-mail address when clearly they don't need it? Do you get spammed after using your e-mail address to sign up for something? For these and other times when you don't care to share, there's My-spambox, a free Firefox add-on. My-spambox uses a JavaScript application to generate a temporary e-mail address that will function normally for 24 hours and then stop working. It's perfect for signing up to forums and Web sites that require an e-mail address.

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.

Full Specifications

General

Publisher Magnus S
Publisher web site http://www.pryl.se/
Release Date October 27, 2010
Date Added October 27, 2010
Version 1.0.1

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox Firefox 1.5 - 4.0b8pre

Download Information

File Size 13.52KB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 859
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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