1 - To protect yourself from spam
Did you know that in 2019 at least 5 out of 10 emails were spam? Pretty crazy right? The most annoying thing about email is the sheer amount of junk that an inbox can accumulate. I don't even mean junk as in, "Bab3z 4 you" either, I'm talking about the hundreds if not thousands of emails that pile on day in and day out, week after week, month after month. All the site update emails, notifications, coupons or whatever it might be that fill your inbox and make it to the point where you can't even find what you need.
Temporary email is great at protecting your actual "permanent" email address from all of that junk. Simply use your temp mail address anywhere you'd normally use your actual email address and that's it. Granted I wouldn't suggest using it somewhere super important, but it's perfect to get access to an article that want's your email address to sell you something, or to get access to a forum for example.
2 - To stay safe from malware
Another fascinating fact, this one from 2018, was that 1 out of every 101 emails were malicious. Talk about a major bummer.
Now while nothing can really protect you from social engineering, or any other kind of pure text based phishing scam, it's well-known the majority of exploits sent are email attachments.
Temporary mail helps protect you from virus, trojans, malware, etc simply because most services discard attachments. No attachments, no exploits. Crude, but extremely effective.
3 - To stay anonymous
Anonymity is something that is almost a myth online now-a-days. It seems like everyone is keeping track of every move you make, every word you type and every site you visit.
To quote one of my favorite movies, Hackers, "You could sit at home, and do like absolutely nothing, and your name goes through like 17 computers a day." Sadly, that was both hollywood and 1995. Now, it's probably 170,000 computers a day but the idea is the same.
Everywhere you go, everything you access, someone wants or already has your information. A temporary email address won't keep you safe from this sad fact, but at least it's one step you can take toward keeping anonymous.
Mostly all temporary email services give you a temporary, disposable email address no questions asked, ready to use immediately without the need to sign up or register anywhere. No filling out your name or anything of that nature.
4 - To keep your primary inbox clean
Keeping your actual inbox clean is important. Like mentioned above, spam can be tough, but also actual solicited emails. Site updates and other trash make it exceptionally difficult at times to wrangle your email inbox.
A temp mail service like ours helps by easing the burden. If you find yourself signing up for anything that you might feel would be a prime candidate for annoying, constant emails, simply paste in your FakerMail address, and you're good to go. Your real email address stays perfectly clean.
5 - Creating a social media profile
Sometimes you need to create a secondary Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit, Twitter, etc account, but you only have one primary email address. Social media sites don't allow you to re-use your primary email account to create another account, so you're out of luck.
A disposable email is great for creating extra social media accounts for yourself.
6 - Staying off unwanted mailing lists
Ever need to access something on the net only for them to require an email address to continue? You know when you enter your email address you're about to be on the worlds worse mailing list known to man.
Disposable, temporary email is also great for this. Just toss that puppy in, get what you need and get right out of there.
7 -Finding out who sold you out
Sometimes you can use your temporary email address to find out who is selling your information. When a temp mail address is generated, it's unique, so you know that when you all of a sudden you start getting a ton of spam emails on your 100% unique generated temporary email account, chances are wherever you used it is selling your info. Bummer, isn't it?