It isn’t spam if you don’t receive it

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How much junk do you have in your inbox? No matter how tight your filters are, no matter how careful you are with your email address, you're just gonna' get spammed. Unless you don't receive your mail. Huh?

Dodgit is a free receive-only email service that you can use for throwaway and non-critical email. There is no sign up, and no cost. You simply make up a username, like "spamfree", and give out your email as spamfree@dodgit.com.
To check email, just go to the dodgit.com site, type that username into the textbox, and see if there is any mail floating around out there for you.

Now keep in mind that this is not your exclusive address, so anybody else in the world can check it also if they can guess your username, but there are bound to be situations where you need to give out an email address–to register for an account or some such that doesn't really require that you use email after that registration–but don't want to be spammed to death through it. Keep the personal stuff out of those messages, and what's the harm if everybody knows that you are now subscribed to Quilters Quarterly when they don't know who you are anyway.

There's an RSS feed on the site, so you can monitor mail sent to your address without having to repeatedly return to the site. All your messages go away after a week, so you don't end up with mountains of nonsense communication out there.

If you're so inclined, you can sign up for a password-protected mailbox for a nominal PayPal donation, but there is no requirement to do so for basic service.

Dodgit is a free service that only requires that you have a browser and access to the Internet to run.

Check-out dodgit

4 Responses to “It isn’t spam if you don’t receive it”

  1. May C says:

    Thanks! This looks very cool! I was contemplating using the dogit.com address, heh, heh but then, I’ve commented a few times so it’s kind of useless. 😉

  2. HarleyDog says:

    Well, I’ve sent two test emails to my testingrjr@dodgit.com account, and haven’t seen a thing. Also, the RSS feed fails, telling me it doesn’t support feeds with DTDs, whatever those are. Running latest Vista and IE7. Hmmmm…don’t bank on it quite yet.

  3. HarleyDog says:

    Well, finally got one of the emails, at least. A simple “this is only a test” body came through like below. I’ll stick with http://10minutemail.com for these kind of short term emails for now, TYVM.

    Here’s how the simple, short message came through:

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

    ——=_NextPart_000_003F_01C7F50E.71A1E0D0
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    this is only a test
    ——=_NextPart_000_003F_01C7F50E.71A1E0D0
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    this is only a test

    ——=_NextPart_000_003F_01C7F50E.71A1E0D0–

  4. marie everett says:

    well someone just spammed me from a dogit email so creeps can use this wonderful service too to try to steal credit card info.