Blogger’s note: Since this entry was written, it has been pointed out that I made a huge error while sending my email to mailinator. It never showed up because it was addressed to the wrong place! Oops. Here’s an updated entry.
I mentioned Mailinator this morning, patting myself on the back for the good advice I had given. I have used Mailinator many times.
Of course once I mentioned it, it stopped working!
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO:
host mail.shockmedia.com [22.214.171.124]: 550 relaying mail to spaminator.com is not allowed
Fear not. There are other, similar solutions. Try Dogeit instead.
This actually gives me a chance to add something that wasn’t in my original post. When you use one of these addresses, there’s a pretty good chance the mailbox will already be loaded with spam and other things. No problem. That won’t stop you. However, some of the spam might be porn and it can be pretty vile stuff.
Of course it’s no worse than some of the spam I get all the time. And that, of course, is why you use these services in the first place.