How to create random email addresses automatically to be used for online registration
So let’s see how to generate false e-mail addresses valid for services that we don’t want to use every day or to download some free programs.
How to generate random email addresses
In the following chapters we will show you the free online services that we can use as temporary emails to use every time we create a new test account or a Web account that we no longer intend to use in the future (to download a new program, since they often look for a email address on which to activate new newsletters or spam to be sent every day); alternatively we can also use the random address generation systems included in Outlook and Gmail, so that we can act directly from email customers or from Google’s Webmail.
Online services to generate temporary emails
One of the first services we can try online to generate random email addresses is 10minutemail.
A new email address will be generated immediately, which we can use on the site where you can register by clicking on Copy to clipboard and pasting the result into the registration forms. The box is fully functional for 10 minutes (we can also receive confirmation emails); upon expiration everything will be deleted and we will lose the content. Using the button Give me another 10 minutes we will lengthen the duration of the created mailbox and press on Give me another email address we will get a new address to use on another site or to re-register.
As a first alternative to generate random Email addresses we can use the site Tempmail.
Also in this case we will immediately see the new temporary email address active in the center of the window, just press the button Copy sideways to copy it to the clipboard and use it to register new accounts. The mailbox is working for 10 minutes, where you can also receive reply emails (to confirm the activation of an account for example). We can change the random address on the fly by pressing the button Change.
Another free service that we can use for the purpose is MinuteInbox.
On this e-mail box we can get a temporary link to be shared within the registration forms and, compared to other sites, we can also choose how much time to add to keep the e-mail box alive, by pressing on the buttons at the top (we can add 10 minutes, 1 day, one week, 3 week and 1 one month). Also in this case we can receive incoming mail messages, so that we can click on the activation links that will almost certainly arrive after creating the account on the website.
If we are looking for another fast and immediate service to generate random Email addresses we can use Crazymailing.
By opening this site we will immediately have a temporary e-mail address available for 10 minutes, more than enough to create the new account and to receive the activation email. If necessary, however, we can obtain additional time by pressing the button + 10 min (accessible to anyone) or on the button +30 min (the latter option is only available for registered users).
Among the best temporary email services that we can use for quick registrations we find Dropmail.
With this service, in addition to having all the advantages seen so far with the other services, we will also have advanced alias management, which therefore allows you to generate many e-mail addresses by adding words or letters to the email generated by the site, so as to to be able to bypass the “temporary anti-email” blocks and refer to a single temporary address, without wasting time to reload the pages or to try all the temporary email addresses. It is currently one of the best in its category, to try!
Service CrazyMail, free for everyone, it automatically generates an email address for each new service you want to subscribe to and does it from a convenient extension for Google Chrome.
YopMail allows you to use a random Email address immediately, without having to register an account and immediately. You can check the messages arrived at the random address directly from the site (remembering that anyone can do it).
Create aliases in Outlook and Gmail
Another very effective method to generate causal email addresses to register with sites involves the use of aliases on Outlook and Gmail, which are the most used email services in the world. These aliases can also be used on sites that block temporary emails and, after registering and confirming the creation of the account, simply delete them to protect the original email box.
To create a new alias on Outlook, go to the dedicated web page, log in with Microsoft credentials or with the credentials of our Outlook / Hotmail account and press on the item Add email.
Make sure that the item Create a new e-mail address is ticked and add it as an alias, choose the name to be assigned to the account for temporary emails and press down on Add alias.
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If instead we wanted to create aliases on Gmail, just open the Google webmail page, log in with Google credentials, press on the settings wheel at the top right, then on Settings, let’s open the tab Account and import so we press on Add another email address (in the section Send message as).
Let’s add a new email address and make sure to tick the box Consider it as an alias, so that you can receive emails for subscriptions without communicating your real Gmail address. When the registrations start to be numerous and you see the first unwanted newsletters appear, go to the same page and delete the alias created, so as to block everything.
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Signing up for too many online services can be one of the reasons why spam messages arrive in the Email box: precisely the sale and dissemination of personal data relating to e-mail boxes (by unscrupulous sites) can lead to the e-mail box being filled with junk and useless newsletters, which we will inevitably have to filter from the legitimate and important emails we receive.
By using temporary emails or aliases we can stem the phenomenon and continue to register on the sites without fear of repercussions on our mail accounts.
If we want to manage multiple email accounts in Gmail, please read our guide Import and manage other Email accounts in Gmail with multiple boxes.
If instead we want to create new email accounts to be used only for spam (which do not expire and which are accepted by all sites), we invite you to read our in-depth analysis on how Create an Email Address: Best Free Email Services.