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Avoid spammers by using NCF's disposable email addresses
If you give out your email address, you might get spam in return. To protect your email address, give out a disposable email address (an alias) instead.
Often when signing up for something on the internet, they require you to provide an email address. But what if they sell it to spammers? For this purpose, NCF created disposable email addresses.
How to use NCF's disposable email addresses
It works like this: Go to the email address page and create a new email address. Describe it so later you'll know who you gave it to. NCF's computer will create a disposable address that you can then use as required, and any email sent to that address will arrive in your regular mailbox.
If later you decide you don't want to hear from that source again, just delete the disposable address.
Only one problem
There's only one shortcoming -- if you reply to mail in your mailbox that was sent to one of your disposable addresses, it will go out carrying your real email address. But generally that's not a problem -- usually sites just want you to click on a link they send to you, not reply.
How many can disposable addresses can you have?
As many as you like.