Archive for January, 2010

Mailinator and DodgeIt Don’t Work

January 14, 2010

I just tried using dodgeit and mailinator (services which let you use a throwaway email address which you can check on their websites) to register to a forum board and neither of them got the registration email, whereas a more typical yahoo mail account got the email without any hassle. I’ve come to the conclusion that these services (along with someĀ  others) are probably already well-known enough that sysadmins who care are not sending mails to them. A service which provides a checkable random email domain will be best in this scenario, and there may be sites that offer this already.

So, just don’t use one of these well-known throwaway email services to register for something and expect to actually receive the mail.