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How to get a personal disposable email address

What if you want to receive emails at a disposable email address but don’t want others to open it anytime? With Mailinator, you can get an alternate email id that will open your inbox that others cannot open without knowing the original email id. It will act as your personal disposable email inbox.

Google’s URL shortener even shortens URLs, previously shortened via other services

Google’s URL shortener Goo.gl was introduced last December as a part of Google toolbar and Feedburner and there wasn’t a direct way to shorten URLs via this service, like the Facebook’s URL shortener fb.me. Goo.gl was then integrated for most of the popular services from Google including Picasa, Blogger, Maps etc. A few days ago, Google opened the URL shortener for everyone, i.e. you can open up Goo.gl on your browser and shorten any URL on the fly. But Goo.gl accepts links previously shortened through other URL shorteners as well which is uncommon among other URL shortening websites. Like if you take a link shortened via bit.ly and insert it into the shortening field of Goo.gl, it still accepts it, unlike other URL shortening services which mark such practices as spamming.

See which of your posts are getting more spams

Where there is a blog, there are spams. Every blogger spends a lot of time in handling spams. Even plugins like Askimet cannot get hold of Spam sometimes. Besides, Askimet also tends to filter normal comments into spam category. There are certain posts on your blog that attract more spams than others. These can better be called the “Spam Magnets”. Spam Magnet Checker is a cool plugin that lets you have an analysis of the Spam Magnet posts, i.e. the posts getting maximum number of spams on your blog.

Spam messages from Adult webcam site on Twitter

It looks like Twitter or most likely some third party Twitter services hadve been hacked. The message “hey! 23/Female. “Come chat with me on my webcam thingy here www.chatwebcamfree.com” was found in the update stream of many people. The messages seem to be from some adult webcam site. When I searched for the term on Twitter search, I found a number of tweets with the same thing.

Protect yourself from spams and spammers

Email addresses are usually collected from chat rooms, websites, Trojans and newsletters as well, but one amazing thing is that most of the spams are sent to invalid email addresses. Most spams have links to websites and it is said that 99.68 % of those websites are hosted in only five countries worldwide. So with the exponential increase in the number of spams and spammers it has become imperative that everyone get conscious about keeping themselves miles away from spams.