We all have our regular email accounts on Gmail, Hotmail or any other service of our choice. However, there are times when you don’t want to use your regular email address for one reason or another. For such times, when you need a special type of email, following services can come in very handy to serve your purpose:
For all those times when you don’t really want to give out your email address to somebody but you really have to, these disposable email accounts can be very useful. For example, if you want to register for a software but do not want to give your actual email address, you can create a temporary/disposable email account that will expire after sometime.
MakeMeTheKing is a disposable email service that has a nice interface. You also have the option to delete your emails and get RSS feeds when you receive an email.
Dodgit allows you to create a receive-only email address that automatically deletes all the messages after 7 days. No signup or setup required, just create a email@example.com email address and give it out to anybody you want.
With MeltMail, you have more control of your disposable email account. You can choose how long your account would exist, 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours. Instead of checking your email through MeltMail, your xx@Meltmail.com emails are forwarded to your actual email address.
For those times when you want to send an email at a later time, there are some very helpful email services that let you schedule your email delivery.
DeferredSender allows you to schedule emails from any email service or website. You can use it to send reminders, timely greetings or simply send emails at a specific time in the future.
EmailFuture allows you to do just what the name suggests, sending emails in the future. No signup required, just write an email, select a date and time and you are done. The email would be delivered on your specified time.
LetterMeLater is another free service for scheduling emails, but it is full of rich features like email attachments, recurring future emails and even creating mailing lists to send group emails.
Send Anonymous Email:
Sometimes, we don’t want to identify ourselves as the email senders. In such cases, using an anonymous email address is fairly useful.
Don’t want your boss to know that it was you who sent an email to the ethics hotline? Now you can do that easily with noSPM. Just enter the recipient’s email address, type your message and click send. They will never know who sent it.
You are at a public computer where Gmail doesn’t work, or for some reason the administrator has blocked access to it. You can use these email services to check your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and all other kinds of email accounts just from one single website.
Just enter your complete email address like firstname.lastname@example.org, you password and click submit. You can check all your email right from Mail2Web. It works with any email hosting provider that has POP or IMAP access.
Fuser allows you to merge your emails and social networking messages all in one place. You don’t need to go to 7 different places to check your messages, just log on to Fuser and see everything in one place.
You want to send somebody an email but does not want that email to exist for long. These services can help you send a self-destructing email.
Send an email to somebody from SDMessage.com and the message would self-destruct (or rather self-delete) in 60 seconds of viewing. No signup or registration required. You will get a notification when the message has been viewed by the recipient.
KickNotes i another self-destructing email service, but it gives you more control over the time of destruction. You can choose the number of views after which the email should be deleted, or you can specify a specific time period like 30 minutes or 2 days e.t.c.
With DestructingMessage You create a message and specify a time when the message should be deleted. The messages are sent anonymously and a countdown runs to zero, once it reaches zero the message is deleted without leaving any trace.