Verizon lets you create up to 500 disposable email addresses. You will have a base email address that you want to give only to those you know and trust. If you see an offer on the Web that you want to check out, but you don't want to use your main email address because you know it may lead to more offers and junk mail, you can create disposable email addresses for these occasions.
Disposable email addresses allow you to keep your inbox free for personal email that you receive on a regular basis. You can give these disposable email addresses to others, such as mailing lists, online vendors and services. If your disposable email address begins to receive spam, you can delete it. Messages sent to the deleted email address will bounce back to the sender instead of filling up your email account.
Create a personal folder where you want to send messages sent to your disposable e-mail. You can create a folder for each disposable address. The name the recipient sees when you send or reply to messages does not have to be your name. You can leave the area blank or put in an alias. You can apply the same filters to your disposable addresses as you apply to your base e-mail address. Your disposable addresses can be filtered with SpamGuard. Messages that SpamGuard identifies as span will be delivered to the Spam folder. You can add a note to the address to help you remember why you created it.
Verizon members have access to several email tools to help you keep in touch and manage your email. For example, you can access your email from almost anywhere, anytime; all you need is a computer with access to the Internet. Personalize your email address with an email alias and change your alias at any time. Automatically forward your incoming email to a different email address and reply automatically to your new email messages when you are unavailable with the Auto-Reply tool. All these benefits apply to your base email addresses and disposable email addresses as well.
Access your email from your mobile phone. You can choose to apply your base email address to your phone or add all your addresses. You can be logged in to your email on your phone and your PC at the same time. Mobile email will send you a new email alert whenever you receive a new massage.
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