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Should I Make a Disposable Email?


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#1 Mike_Soda

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

I need to make a Craigslist account to sell a 2016 GearVR but am wondering if I should make a disposable email for the account entirely or just for the seller contact information if that's even possible? I've never sold anything online before & of course would just list it locally to meetup & exchange my product for cash only. Do any of y'all have security tips for selling on Craigslist?


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

I don't buy/sell on Craigslist, but I do use a separate email address when I register for (when required) downloading software.

 

Set up a free Gmail account.

 

Another free alternative is Outlook.com

 

Both have excellent Spam filters as well.

 

See Craigslist's tips for personal and online safety...

 

https://www.craigslist.org/about/safety


Edited by jwoods301, 09 July 2017 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

Hi,

 

Its good idea to protect your real e-mail address.

 

There are several website that allow the creation of temporary e-mail addresses like:

- https://getnada.com/

- https://www.guerrillamail.com/

- https://mytemp.email/

 

or services like https://www.spamgourmet.com/index.pl that allow auto temporary e-mail address creation that forward the e-mail to your real account and that you can "kill" when you want.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

Definitely create an alias account in Outlook.com or an email account from other email clients that you can easily delete if it becomes spammy.

I use the alias accounts in Outlook...I think you are allowed up to 10 aliases. Easy to delete those accounts if necessary.

 

If you have an Outlook account then click on this link....Create an email alias

 

You can't be too careful when advertising or buying in Craig's List. Read the warnings.

 
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:16 PM

I don't buy/sell on Craigslist, but I do use a separate email address when I register for (when required) downloading software.

 

Set up a free Gmail account.

 

Another free alternative is Outlook.com

 

Both have excellent Spam filters as well.

 

See Craigslist's tips for personal and online safety...

 

https://www.craigslist.org/about/safety

 

 

Hi,

 

Its good idea to protect your real e-mail address.

 

There are several website that allow the creation of temporary e-mail addresses like:

- https://getnada.com/

- https://www.guerrillamail.com/

- https://mytemp.email/

 

or services like https://www.spamgourmet.com/index.pl that allow auto temporary e-mail address creation that you can "kill" when you want.

 

 

 

Definitely create an alias account in Outlook.com or an email account from other email clients that you can easily delete if it becomes spammy.

I use the alias accounts in Outlook...I think you are allowed up to 10 aliases. Easy to delete those accounts if necessary.

 

If you have an Outlook account then click on this link....Create an email alias

 

You can't be too careful when advertising or buying in Craig's List. Read the warnings.

 

 

Thank you all so much & especially for that Outlook Alias thing, perfect!


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

You're welcome...if you haven't read the warnings....craigslist | about | safety


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