Dummy Email Account?

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  1. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    -All

    Can anyone recommend a cheap - but passable (hotmail and yahoo accounts don't work with this) email provider?

    Why? I need a dummy account I can use in online signup forms so that all spammers send there, instead of my real account.

    Boy, it'd be nice if DOTmac would provide something like this - a 'shadow' account.
     
  2. Lyle macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    Re: Dummy Email Account?

    Ummm, define "passable"? I mean, what is it about HotMail or Yahoo Mail that make them "impassable"? ;)
     
  3. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Right, I also use a Yahoo account as a dummy and don't have problems with it. I only go there every few months or so and delete everything.
     
  4. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I actually still put in my e-mail address from my old ISP when they don't actually have to e-mail me.

    Look around for e-mail accounts though. I'd do a Google on that one if it were me.
     
  5. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

    Schiffi

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    I, as well, use Yahoo as my dummy account. I even use it with Mail.app. My suggestion is to configure you outgoing mail server to that of your ISP if it isn't working. I know Semo.net and Cox both have this problem of STMP outgoing mail. I have to use "mail.semo.net" for me to send my mail. But it works.
     
  6. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    Re: Re: Dummy Email Account?

    -Lyle

    Some order forms insist on an email account that is specifically not Yahoo, or Hotmail. I can guess the reasons, but only guess.

    I'll check on Anonymous.to MrMacman.

    Thanks guys.
     
  7. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Hehe, anytime. :)

    I put all of my 'this is gonna give me spam isn't it?' things in there.
    for certain sites I also change my name so like for gap I know that gap sold my name to spamers because my first name isn't jeregapmiah it is jeremiah. :cool:
     

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