There are many ways to avoid spam! Things like compulsory registration is one thing I absolutely detest on free sites. I mean, what's the point? Of course, every once in a while someone you know you never want an email from asks for your email address!
For situations like all of the above, Mailinator
is always there to give you a hand. In fact the post on mailinator
was the second post on my PCtweaks blog
(pctweaks.blospot.com) which is about free utilities that I've found on the web.
Unfortunately, because of Mailinator's popularity, the website is down for the rest of 2004, because it's attacked by a huge load of spam! So here's an alternative - It's called Jetable
(Jetable.org) and you can create a temporary email id at their website for anywhere between 24 hours to 8 days!
Jetable forwards mails sent to this new email id to your actual email id for the period you specify! So, next time some website is asking you to to register for a newsletter just so that you can get to a particular article go Jetable