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A few free (and working! ;)) trashable e-mail services

I don’t really get a lot of non-spammy comments here. Still, the people who post those comments usually don’t notice that the e-mail field isn’t mandatory (the skin I chose is rather confusing about what fields are mandatory or not – FYI, as far as I remember the only mandatory fields are the comment and the CAPTCHA), but they often care about not giving their e-mail. Some provide some random fake (non-working) e-mail, some do the effort of getting a real, disposable one. Since I validate all comments manually, I’ve used the occasion to make a little list of those temporary, discardable e-mail services. Here you go:

  • Mailinator: probably the most well-know (that’s actually the only one in this list I knew of before you guys used it to comment here ;)). Works nice indeed, but is often blocked because websites who don’t authorize trashable e-mails all know about it.
  • Yopmail: the great thing about this one is that it provides quite a few alternative domain names, in case the primary one is blocked by the site where you want to sign up or comment. Another nice thing is that they provide an alias to your temporary e-mail (so you can give that alias and the persons who only know the alias won’t be able to access your temporary mailbox). According to the list on their homepage, they provide:,,,,,,,,,,,
  • 10 Minute Mail: if the 2 previous ones are blocked, that one is definitely worth a try. It’s not very polished, but it works and provides really unexpected domain names. When I started the draft for this post, the domain name was, as I’m checking now it’s The only drawbacks are 1) that you can’t choose the name of your e-mail address and 2) that it expires pretty quickly. So, for instance if you need to be sent a password reset e-mail a few days later on your trashable e-mail, you’re screwed. But otherwise it should be just great.
  • 10 Minute same concept as the one above (random weird domain name, 10 minutes only although it can be renewed before expiration, etc), but from another entity I assume.
  • Mail-Temporaire and EasyTrashMail: I put them together because they are developed by the same people. Not very well known, and I haven’t tested them yet, but they seem fine too. According to their homepage, they provide,,,,,,,,
  • TempMail: similarly to Yopmail, they let you choose your temp e-mail. And offer, at the moment, a choice of 10 domains (,,,,,,,,,

Well, that’s all folks. If you find other similar services feel free to post them in comments… with or without filling the e-mail field 😉

Edit: thanks to commenters who keep filling the e-mail field with trashable addresses instead of leaving this field empty, I’ve found out that now mailinator is offering alternate domains. Here’s a small (incomplete) list of those domains:,,,,,,,,

Update (2013-06-04): added a new provider, Mail-Temporaire 🙂

Update (2018-08-25): added

Update (2018-10-30): there is also

Update (2019-12-08): and also, why what do you know, defunct already :/

Update (2020-07-01): interesting too, a tool to do the other way around, i.e. to send yourself an e-mail: (takes a few minutes to arrive though… but such services are surprisingly hard to find, particularly if you compare to how things were a decade ago)

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  1. Free Temp Emails says

    Great! Thanks for sharing this informative post. It is very useful for us.

    • patheticcockroach says

      You know if you want to add another service you can just say it, I always like adding more alternatives

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