There are many instances in which a temporary (a.k.a disposable) e-mail address would be useful. For instance, a number of software vendors offer "free" software only if you register with them using a valid e-mail address. That free software is going to cost you a flood of spam. Thankfully, there is an easy solution. A number of disposable e-mail services have popped up in the last few years. My favorite is jetable disposable e-mail service. 10 Minute Mail is a new entrant. The service is unique in many ways. First, as the name suggests, the disposable e-mail addresses expire after 10 minutes. However, at any time, you can extend the life of the e-mail address in 10 minute increments. In addition, unlike jetable e-mail service, 10 Minute Mail does not forward your mail to your real e-mail address. Instead, you just enter the disposable e-mail address on to your address bar and go to the website to retrieve your messages. This method has its pro's and con's. It is good since you don't need to provide your real e-mail address to 10 Minute Mail. However, it is bad because the messages are out in the open and any surfing to the generated web address and read your mail. But, I guess since you will most likely be using it to avoid spam, this shouldn't be too bad. For a list of other available disposable e-mail services, take a look at ghacks.net list.