A disposable E-Mail address was something that I had not heard of until today.
I was checking on a new forum member signup, and found their email address was hosted by a company that proudly states:
xxxxxx.com provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 60 Minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.
This appears to allow a forum spammer to sign up to a forum that has email confirmation security set, and effectively by-pass giving the forum a real traceable email address.
These are some of the domains that appear to be in use for this:
Information on these sites show that users from China are the most common visitors, as per these statistics:
- 54,560 China
- 3,807 USA
- 1,498 Tawain
247.1 - 710,947