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Mailexpire

Temporary Email Alias Application


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Published 06/21/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

MailExpire lets users create email aliases that can be used to help prevent the occurrence of spam in email accounts and inboxes. The email aliases can expire and users are able to determine when such email accounts expire. The ability to get rid of spam can be quite beneficial especially where inboxes can be filled with tons of spam. With email account aliases, users get a temporary which can be used to sign up for things online that normally require a email confirmation or the need to receive content by email. However, because this is a temporary account, the users do not need to worry about continuing to receive such emails.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MailExpire has had an online presence since 1999 and it is a Combustion and Jack Healy productions. It has been running since 1999 and is Jack Healy's pet project. The application was created to serve the need of having an email address to exchange in return for information. This is a need that many people would agree to, especially when signing up for various things on the Internet require the use of an email address.

What are the differences to other apps?

MailExpire is similar to other temporary email services because it provides users with a temporary email to use in signing up for various services online. However, typically, users will not send emails from the temporary Mailexpire email account. A distinguishing factor with the Mailexpire email account is that its users can determine when it expires.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application provides an easy-to-use user interface that promptly displays where users can create the alias. It is quite straightforward and does explain the principles of the concept. There is quite a bit of text on the main page that provides explanations.

How does the registration process work?

There is no need for registration process. However, users provide their current email address, a reminder and the lifespan of the alias that will be created. After accepting the terms of use, a new email alias is created.

What does it cost to use the application?

Mailexpire is free to use. There are no fees to pay for using the application. This may change in the future, though. For now, users get to enjoy these free services.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Mailexpire is great for anyone who signs up for a variety of different services on the Internet and usually gets a lot of span or unwanted emails in return. MailExpire will allow users temporarily create an email account that will be forwarding emails temporarily to an actual or valid email account. After the temporary email address expires, users will no longer receive emails from the account.

  • Email aliases can be created to maintain spam-free inboxes
  • The mail boxes expire which minimizes spam
  • Users can determine the duration of the mail account
  • Email can be forwarded to current email addresses
  • The Mailexpire application is also free


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