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Mailinator is a free disposable email address service created in 2003 by Paul Tyma.


Arriving email with a specific recipient name "creates" accounts at Mailinator. It is not required that an account or mailbox with the recipient's name be created beforehand.

To check received mail, a user visits the Mailinator site and enters the recipient name. There are no passwords and there is no way to keep others from seeing the messages, except by choosing a very-hard-to-guess username or using the "cloaked" address for that username, as explained below. Therefore, Mailinator is not intended and should not be used for sensitive information. Users can delete messages upon reading them or allow the system to auto-delete them after a few hours. Mail cannot be sent from the Mailinator site.

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