Trashmail is very confusing Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a very confusing add-on. I added it to Firefox several years ago, stopped using for a while, and then returned to it recently. And, it's no easier to use than it was when I first discovered it.

The available domain names (most begin with "trash") are an obvious hint to the person/organization sending you email that it's going into the trash--not the impression I'd want to make if I want to show any respect at all to that person/organization.

It's not clear when you must sign up for the "plus" account. For instance, I've had a free account for years; yet, I cannot use the permanent email address associated with that account without signing up for a "plus" account.

For some reason, the defaullt email address associated with my account is different from the one to which I want to send trash mail. And, I cannot change the default address.

I don't know how much more confusing and frustrating an add-on could be.

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Vital Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using this for quite a while and it truly gets it done.

The point is once your email gets contaminated it pretty much is shot and you are going to have to start over. The key is to limit how often you give out your real address until you are sure that the folks you are giving it out to are trustworthy.

If you want high volume or some extra bells and whistles they have a cheap upgrade and it is centered in Europe.

The only thing to consider is disposable mail services will hide you from spammers- but not from big brother. For that other measures such as a VPN and encryption are in order.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very useful and works as i expect.
Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2). 

Highly Recommended! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My work requires almost full-time research on the Net with membership to 100's of websites. Present count is approximately 400 websites with an email address at every location & potential targets of Spambots, etc.

I've used Trashmail this past year. I've only used it's default settings & it's performed flawlessly. Used the default settings only because that's all I required. It has made a big difference this past year in the amount of spam sent my way by some new website(s) I just signed up to. Exact spam numbers I have been saved from is difficult to project. Other than to say it's a noticeable drop in volume because of my large number of memberships/subscriptions. There were two small software glitches that I encountered when I was renewing my membership. Customer service was exceptional & dealt with these issues seamlessly & in record time. I would highly recommend them based on product & service. My experience is based solely with the FireFox add-on. I haven't used them with any of the other browsers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice ! Thanks to the developper for this firefox extention...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Neat plugin. I'd give this 5 stars if only you can save your user name & password when logging into the addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very nice love the convenience!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Works great! No more spam! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect email program for those who don't trust some email sites.
No more risk of spam coming to your real mailbox!
Thanks so much!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.0). 

Super Erweiterung Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dieses Add-On ist toll, weil man nicht mehr im Internet seine echte E-Mail Adresse angeben muss.
Und es ist gut, weil die Adresse nach einenem eingestellten Zeitraum sich wieder von selbst löschen.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Muy Util

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best addon ever, together with Firebug.
I am a web devolper, I often need to create fake accounts on my sites to test various logins and other stuff. This addon is incredibly useful.
And when I browse the web in free time, I never give my real email address, always using Trashmail.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.11). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@macnomads' comment he would be wrong in his review. I use two disposable mail programs for the past several years and they all still work. I can not say much about trashmail because I do not use it. The ones I use allow me to track specifically who is the culprit behind realsing my contact info. Once I discover this leak it allows me to report it to the proper authorities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

mein freund hat mir das gestern eingerichtet - endlich wir mein richtiges email-konto nicht mehr mit spam zugeklatscht!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

perfekt für temporäre registrierungen, die meist unendliche spamwellen mit sich ziehen

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful extension! Please duplicate it also for Chrome. One minor detail - it would be nice to have an option where I place Address Manager icon: in the add-on bar or tool bar (I keep all my icons in a tool bar). Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.7). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While the service itself provides the most handy possibilities the development of the extension looks a bit slow. After a more than two or even three weeks after a CoreComponents was changed this still doesn't work on Aurora because of using of obsolete removed methods json.decode/encode

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Такие возможности и все на шару. Работает отлично.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

This version 2.5.4 finally works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It finally works, and works perfectly up to now, when previous versions of this extensions were all, here, more than problematic. TrashMail is IMO the best DEA (Disposable Email Address, not Drug Enforcement Agency!) service I know. Very handy and the site's staff is truly dedicated. I switched to TrashMail.net when my previous DEA provider, Emailias, closed its business, and I dare say TrashMail.net is IMO even better. So having a dedicated extension is really appreciated (Emailias only had a bookmarklet). Think DEA, and peace will smile.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.4). 

Mostly Good Experience Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I used to use this service for free years ago, and then decided to pay the very reasonable small amount of yearly fee for unlimited service. Overall, the service is very good. I did have a problem recently with spam mail to email addresses which had expired, but when I wrote to the Trashmail service owner, he was not helpful. I am not sure if it was language barrier, but nothing I asked him to help with was understood. So, although the service is great and the idea of disposable email is great, should you ever need extra help from the owner/company, you may find it disappointing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some people shout and cry before even understanding how this works.

1.) Creating Trashmail adresses is FREE. Just some expanded services cost money. I use Trashmail since years for free and there is nothing I really miss.
2.) What is the sense in creating Trashmail adresses? This adresses are temporal. It means, after an amout of redirected mails (you can specify it at the creation) the mailadresses gets dumped. After this you don't get redirects anymore. For example when you register at a board you set the redirects to 2 (normally even 1 is enough) and the maxlife to 1 day. You register.. get a redirected email with a confirmation link.. click on it... get a redirected "Welcome to ...." and that's it.. you never see any mail from that board anymore and even if they give away your email adress noone can use it to spam you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4).