I was just checking out [Mailinator], and I wondered: if I posted a “throw-away” email address here, how fast would the spam start rolling in? Well, there’s only one way to find out!
Once this post has been online for a while, I’ll post the number of spams I’ve received at that address.
For those unfamiliar with Mailinator, it’s a slightly odd email service. There is no registration or password required (or even permitted!), so don’t use this for anything where even a hint of privacy is desired. Most people use this for disposable email addresses, e.g. for sites that require registration. See the [Mailinator FAQ] for more information.
[Mailinator FAQ]: http://www.mailinator.com/faq.jsp