What are disposable email addresses?
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A disposable address is an alias for your email address, which you can use in cases when you don't want to reveal your "real" email address. When you use disposable addresses, you can reserve your primary email address for people you know and trust, and give a "disposable" address to others, such as online vendors, mailing lists, and other Internet services that may need to communicate with you by email.
Here are a few benefits to using disposable addresses:
- Privacy: You can control whether your name is included in the "From" information for each disposable address, just as you can with your primary email address. You may choose, for example, to have only your first name display as the "From" name for a disposable address, while having your full name display for your primary address.
- Organization: Messages sent to your disposable addresses can be delivered into a folder of your choice. Let's say that you want all the email related to your child's school to automatically go in the School folder. Create a disposable address specifying the School folder as its delivery option, and then give that email address to your child's school. When a message arrives with that address, Yahoo! Mail delivers it to the School folder. (If you don't specify a folder for a disposable address, Yahoo! Mail automatically delivers the messages to your Inbox.)
- Spam control: If one of your disposable addresses starts getting spam, just delete that address, and emails to it are no longer delivered.