A free service that allows a variable number of spam email addresses that can be created on-the-fly to be funnelled to a protected email address.
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Pro Adjust the settings on any of your addresses
If you log in to your account, you can adjust the count or disable or reactivate an address at any time.
Pro Mail address expires by the count, not by time
SpamGourmet works by having a protected account and spam accounts that can be created on the fly just by adding something in front of the protected account's address. From here it's possible to choose which spam accounts get funnelled into the protected account.
You can set an account-default number of emails to get through, or you can set a number as part of the address creation. You can use the web admin to manage refreshing the count or granting permanent exemption or termination.
Pro Supports subaddressing
Protected email address may contain a plus, or other Email Standard subaddressing formating.
Pro Email address masking
When replying one's email address is not revealed.
Pro Send mail too
You can reply directly to an email received from a temporary address to make their server send from that address. You can even send the first message using a special address.
Pro Trusted senders can bypass the count
This way you can make a temporary address permanent if you want to keep it.
Pro Multiple domains available
If @spamgourmet is too obnoxious, you have other domains to choose from. You can even use it for personal contacts.
Con Requires an account
Con Reply addresses can leak
The reply feature is convenient, but if you're not careful, your email client might automatically include the special reply address in the threading quotation. This means anyone who gets it can reply in your name to that address.
Con Carbon copy can't work
If your contacts have different addresses for you, you can't CC them.
Con Attachment size limit
Modern email services can often handle bigger than standard attachments. The SpamGourmet server limits attachment sizes more strictly to conserve resources, so you can't get them.
Con Some merchants will not allow use of @spamgourmet.com
Some merchants do not allow one to use a @spamgourmet.com address.