Monday, January 21, 2008

Your own private Mailinator

As you probably know, Mailinator has a always-growing list of alternate domains. However, those are just the domains sponsored by us.

In truth - Mailinator accepts ANY email you fling at it*. In other words - you can setup your OWN personal domains simply by setting your MX record (i.e. through your registrar or DNS server) to point your mail delivery to Mailinator!

Simply put - if you own YOURDOMAIN.com, you can simply change that domain's MX record to point to mail.mailinator.com and all email you send to @YOURDOMAIN.com will then end up in Mailnator.

You can publicize this fact - or you can keep your personal alternate domain a secret and have your own private Mailinator !

*pursuant to normal draconian Mailinator email rejection criteria including but not limited to hate email, unlawful email, etc.

20 comments:

Kitvy said...

My own mailinator.... Hmm.... I love this feature. :)
Thank you for providing this great tools for combating spam issue.

John Q. said...

There is one noteworthy caveat to the "private mailinator" concept: emails still go to public mailboxes. In other words, mail to the aforementioned "stinkywinky@dinkybutt.com" would end up in the regular "stinkywinky" mailbox, accessible by anyone from the mail page.
It's not so much a "private mailinator", as it is a "personalized mailinator address". Still really cool though!! :D

Robert Miles said...

John Q., you said it would end up in the regular stinkywinky mailbox. That means you could use alternate mailbox names... DUH!

Anonymous said...

Thanks mailinator, you've done good to me in the past. :)

Anonymous said...

I looove this feature.:) thank you mailinator.

Unknown said...

i love mailinator, i can't remember when I first used it, but easily 10 years..

glad to come back and see it's working!

this domain thing sounds candy to me btw :)

sallybot said...

@Unknown
mailinator wasn't around 10 years ago

Anonymous said...

If I could just have an anonymous mailinator, so others won't be able to read my mails I forward to mail.mailinator.com

Semut Kecil said...

Glad to know you have this feature.
I just added sub-domains of my domain name to point to mail.mailinator.com and I will use those sub-domains.
Thank you for your wonderful service.

Anonymous said...

I have used a suggested names a few times, one more notable than others, I have noticed that other people have used the same name and deleted messages to me.
Can this be avoided at all when using suggested name by mailinator?
Please add this feature, it would be more secure then

Anonymous said...

i set my mx records to HOST mailinator.com MAIL SERVER to mail.mailinator.com and its not working. how long for it to work or I did not set up properly

Nữ trang said...

The best anti-spam solution I ever used. Absolutely great! Thank you very much Mailinator Team! Love you!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!

Rena Tjan said...

I have domain, and i want to create a subdomain and point mx to pop.mailinator.com ? i use cpanel? help

mcs said...

Very nice. Feel free to use mailinator alias @chalupaurybnicku.cz
I'll keep mailinator MX record valid until 19th Dec 2013 (then domain expires).

AndyB said...

If you're worried about other people deleting your messages, don't use a short mailbox name or a suggested one, pick an account name that's long and that nobody else will guess.

Like correcthorsebatterystaple.mailinator.com, for example. (No, don't use that one!).

Wanda Mae Jones said...

Fascinating. I love it.

Shervin Asgari said...

This is awesome.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a feature request :)

I suggest that you make it possible that one's own domain appears in the alternative domains list.

So if you receive an email via a new domain, check if its MX record actually points to mailinator, and that some extra record is present that indicates consent of the domain owner to appear in the list.

กล้องวงจรปิด said...

I use it for almost 5 years now. Love it so much and keep up the good work!