We’ve all had more than our fill of spammers offering to sell us Viagra, telling us that we’ve won millions in a lottery we never entered or inherited a fortune after an African dictator came to a grizzly end.
But many internet users are also nervous about handing out their email address to every website they use, fearful that they will be deluged with unwanted newsletters or – worse – that the sites will be hacked and their contact details fall into the wrong hands.
So, what do you do about this problem?
You could give a phoney email address – email@example.com is a favourite of mine (apologies if anyone owns that domain and receives messages that were intended for me) – but that won’t always work well, as some sites send an email to confirm your email address before they grant you full access.
There are even websites like 10minutemail which give…
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