By using a temporary email address, you can avoid email-based tracking. If you use an email address specifically for accounts you don't care about, it is likely your real name has been associated with it, and that hackers could use that information to build a profile on you. Check HaveIBeenPwned.com to see if your email address was part of a data breach.
We will release data in the near future if any of our domains are found in data breaches to measure the effectiveness of using a temporary email.
No, our servers do not follow standard inbox protocols. You can
use one of our libraries
to connect to the API.
This may be considered in a future release, but it is low priority.
We recommend you use TempMail on websites that you will not be using for more than a day. These include websites that require you to create an account to download a video, or that require you to create an account to view certain content.
Yes. Your email address will expire after a hard limit of one hour.
After that hour, the address will no longer receive emails.
Note that if you do not connect to our servers (as in not having the website open) within 10 minutes, your email will expire (soft limit).
If you have TempMail Plus, the hard limit is raised to ten hours.
This helps avoid websites blocking TempMail email addresses from being used, and signing up for a website with "temp email" in the link could trigger filters to block TempMail.