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Throwaway Email Mailboxes by Plus Addressing

Throwaway Mailboxes using Plus Addressing Streamlines Client Communications


In a move to enhance the privacy of our users and help streamline communications, we’re excited to introduce Throwaway Email Mailboxes for our valued hosting clients. This is a new capability for us utilising Plus Addressing. This innovative feature allows you to maintain control over your email interactions without the need for additional management or software. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of using throwaway mailboxes and guide you on incorporating them effortlessly into your business as usual experience.


The Power of Throwaway Mailboxes


Seamless Integration:

Throwaway mailboxes have been seamlessly integrated into our hosting services.  

  • There’s no need for complex setups
  • No additional management
  • No apps or software to introduce (or pay for!)
  • Simply utilize them as and when required.

Incoming emails are efficiently directed to your inbox, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free communication process. All achieved through the use of Plus Addressing.


Versatile Usage:

To use a throwaway email mailbox, it’s as simple as typing it in when prompted to provide an email address. Assign a different throwaway mailbox to each service, contract, or client, allowing you to maintain distinct communication channels for specific purposes. The format of the throwaway email is described as Plus Addressing and takes the form:

[email protected] (e.g., [email protected]).

Put simply, just add a ‘+’ after the usual email name and before the ‘@’. This effectively creates a marker or tag that enables a raft of additional functionality according to your needs. Like me, have you ever signed up for a service and wish you didn’t have to use your primary business email address? And at the same time you do not want to manage an additional mailbox in Outlook, Gmail or another provider? Plus Addressing takes care of it.


Managing Throwaway Mailboxes

Take greater control of your throwaway mailboxes by setting expiration dates. Simply add the desired date in the format “+YYYYMMDD” to ensure that the mailbox ceases to function on that specific day. This feature is particularly useful for temporary engagements, campaigns or projects.


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Enhanced Privacy:

Protect your primary email address and maintain enhanced privacy by utilizing throwaway mailboxes. The format ensures a clear distinction, allowing you to shield your main communication channels from potential spam or unwanted messages.

Have you ever wondered which service you signed up to leaked or sold your email address?

Your-Name+Vendor@yourdomainname.com will point you in the right direction intuitively.


Effortless Cleanup:

With the throwaway email format, cleanup and maintenance become a breeze. Discard specific throwaway addresses once they have served their purpose, keeping your communication channels organized and clutter-free.


Tracking and Analytics:

Leverage the versatility of throwaway mailboxes for tracking the success of different campaigns or interactions. Analyze the incoming emails on each address to gain valuable insights into the performance of your various activities. We will illustrate how we simulate a pseudo CRM within our email client using these principles in an accompanying article.


Incorporating Throwaway Mailboxes Into Your Routine


Easy Implementation:

There is no need to create or manage throwaway mailboxes separately. Simply integrate them into situations where you’re required to provide an email address. The intuitive format ensures a user-friendly experience for both new and existing clients. They can be ‘created’ on the fly -e.g. after an unplanned meeting or in an emergency;

e.g. Your-Name+urgent@yourdomainname.com – with the appropriate rules set this message will get the prompt attention it requires.


Enhanced Security:

Throwaway mailboxes can add an extra layer of security to your communications. The plus addressing format provides a clear indicator of the throwaway – or temporary, nature, helping you identify and manage your email interactions with confidence.


Easily Add CRM Versatility

Using throwaway mailboxes in the context of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system offers several benefits, particularly in terms of managing contacts and communication:


  • Spam and Unwanted Communication Filtering
  • Organization and Segmentation
  • Tracking and Analytics
  • Temporary Engagement
  • Avoiding Overload on the Primary Inbox
  • Easy Cleanup and Maintenance


Some CRM systems may have specific policies regarding the use of disposable email addresses, and you should ensure compliance with their terms of service. Additionally, maintaining clear records and documentation of the purpose of each throwaway address is essential for effective CRM management – and good indications of a quality led business.



Optimize your hosting and communication management experience with throwaway email mailboxes. Enjoy the benefits of:


  • enhanced privacy,
  • streamlined communication,
  • efficient organization,
  • in one user-friendly format.


Note: It’s important to note that while throwaway email addresses offer convenience and privacy in certain situations, they may not be suitable for all scenarios. Some services may block or restrict the use of disposable email addresses to prevent abuse or fraudulent activities. Additionally, users should be cautious and use such services responsibly, considering the terms of service of the platforms they interact with.

 Plus Addressing in O365 Email

You can embrace a future of hassle-free, streamlined email interactions using Plus Addressing with our vendor supplied hosting services. At the time of writing users of O365 email can also utilise plus addressing. The principles discussed in this article are applicable to other email providers that support plus addressing.

How To Emulate A CRM In Email

Our next article takes you through steps that you could take to organise and manage your communications using plus addressing to gain the elementary benefits of a Customer Relationship Management system within your existing email client.

Pseudo CRM – Technical Virtual Assistant