RealNetworks.com sells emails


Just received some spam from emails from an address I signed up with on the Real site to download their player quite a while back. I did the same with their helix player a short time later. Both showed up tonight in my spam filter. How, you might ask was I so certain they were from RealNetworks? Spamgourmet.com baybe, spamgourmet..

  1. #1 by Tyler on December 2, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    I recall seeing a web service where you can sign up and they actually provide you with a temporary email account so you can see if a particular site sells your details to companies.

  2. #2 by jeffro on December 2, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    Spamgourmet does that plus a lot more. You signup with a username (free). Then you just start creating emails when you need them on the fly. So with RealNetworks I knew they were selling my email address because when I signed up I used real.2.myusername@spamgourmet.com. The first word ‘real’ is a keyword to identify where the email was created, the second ‘2’ is how many emails you want this to be good for, and the last is my user name. So after 2 email this address will cease to work. You don’t have to set them up ahead of time, you just create them exactly when you need them. I have thousands of disposable emails on Spamgourmet. Highly recommended.

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