Posts Tagged ‘email’

Spam Control plugin for Firefox

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Allan Mertner has put out a cool new Firefox plugin: Spam Control. It allows you to create variable email addresses on the fly so that you can avoid getting spammed when you have to fill in an email address for various sites.

Basically it gives you a toolbar and/or shortcut menu item with various email addresses — your standard personal one, your work address and (here’s the interesting part) addresses customized for the particular site you’re on. It works with various temporary forwarding sites, so you can give an address that will only work for an hour or so, so you can register with a site but not leave a permanent address.

It has a bug or two, being just released, but hopefully those will be squished in due time. I’ve been looking for something just like this — and here it is.

Overall, very neat.