AirMail is a web based email service that helps users control spam and privacy. The application offers users temporary email addresses. The application prevents spam from making its way into the user’s actual email inbox. The spammer never receives the user’s real email address. If the user is giving email information to a questionable source, they can avoid revealing their true address. The application also serves as a test for new websites and applications. The user can give their AirMail address then share their actual address when they feel comfortable doing so. AirMail also removes hidden tracking code that is sometimes placed within HTML emails so the sender cannot retrieve the user’s browser data and IP address.Show more screenshots »
AirMail was created by Oron Ogdan-Adam. The application is intended to provide a free temporary email service to internet users. The concept helps combat the issues that can arise when users are required to provide an email to sites and services that they are not familiar with and may not feel are trustworthy yet. The application hasn’t made many waves so far, however it offers a helpful service that many internet users can appreciate.
Many services offer users free email accounts. AirMail takes a different approach by giving users a throw away email address they can use when registering for new services, websites or when sharing their contact information with an unfamiliar source. The service focuses entirely on protecting the user from spam, fraud and unethical information gatherers. The user can retain their actual email address and use AirMail as an extra layer of security.
AirMail invites users with a darkly colored background that is reminiscent of a club or party. A stylized mailman calmly holds a letter while an email messages processed counter continues updating. The experience is relaxed and refreshing at the same time. The user can easily navigate because the site contains no clutter or annoying advertisements. A few text ads appear below the user’s inbox, but these are kept out of the way and do not hamper the user’s experience.
A new user can begin by clicking the dark red “Get Temporary Email” button found near the lower half of the AirMail homepage. Clicking the button instantly takes the user to their newly created temporary email address inbox. The user’s disposable email address appears above the inbox along with a button to change it if the user wants or needs to. The user can leave the page and return to their inbox using the same URL. No personal information is required.
AirMail is available to all users at no cost. There are no fees, which is a good thing. The service is very helpful but doesn’t offer any elaborate or fancy extras that most users would be willing to pay for. The user’s inbox is deleted if it is not used within 24 hours so the service wouldn’t work as a long term email account, anyway. Free is the right price for the level of service the user receives.
AirMail is a great resource for anyone who needs to give away an email address but is not certain the recipient is trustworthy. The application lets users prevent spam from making its way into their actual email inbox. There are no fees and the user can stop using the service simply by not doing anything for a 24 hour period. The application can protect the user’s personal information and keep their email inbox clean.