Disposable email addresses are simply addresses that you can "switch off"
if they are abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email
address, you tell people your Mail Filter address. When they send email
to Mail Filter, we check it's not spam,
apply your custom mail filters, then forward the email to your private email
How it works
To protect you, we give you an infinite number of disposable email addresses.
For example, Mail Filter customer "richard" uses the email addresses:
Richard's real email address is private - only we know where to send his mail.
If people at Richard's work start sending him unsolicited bulk email (spam) he
can configure Mail Filter to increase the spam filtering
for mail sent to email@example.com.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - for Richard's trusted friends
- email@example.com - for Richard's Amazon orders
- firstname.lastname@example.org - for Richard's news subscriptions
- email@example.com - for Richard's work colleagues
- etc, there are infinite combinations!
Richard doesn't need to make a custom filter because we automatically filter out spam.
He can increase or decrease the spam filter sensitivity by editing his
Stopping spam sent to an address
Richard is receiving spam sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
so he makes the filter:
This filter stops all spam sent to email@example.com, but his other labels are unaffected. (The default spam threshold is 50%, but this can miss some spam email.) By choosing "save as spam", Richard can override the filter if genuine email is saved by mistake.
- If has the label "news" and spam score over 20%, save as spam
Stopping all mail to an address
Richard receives only spam at firstname.lastname@example.org
so he makes the filter:
This filter stops email sent to email@example.com, but his other labels still work. You should only use a filter like this if you are happy to block all email sent to the address.
- If has the label "news", discard
Filtering spam containing text
Richard wants to filter spam sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so he makes the filter:
This filter stops emails sent to email@example.com that contain "free offers" or "viagara". Notice how the comma-separated list can include as many terms as you like.
- If has the label "blank" and contains text "free offers, viagara", discard
Forwarding mail containing text
Richard wants to forward company invoices sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so he makes the filter:
This will forward email containing "invoice" to email@example.com.
- If has the label "work" and contains text "invoice", forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard can choose to forward, copy or even SMS the email instead.
Richard is going on holiday for a week so he makes the filter:
This will reply to all Richard's incoming email with the message "I'm on vacation." He could add extra information about his return date and other contact details.
- If has the label "any", reply with "I'm on vacation"
Reading mail by RSS feed
All Richard's email that isn't discarded or forwarded by his filters is avilable via
This makes it easy to check for new email via your news reader program (e.g. Mozilla Firefox).