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Don't take away too much...

Recently I learned about a great service from mailinator.com. What a great idea, really. Being in the position, when I needed exactly what mailinator provides, I decided to put it to work. To come up with unique name I ran uuidgen.exe -- after all, aren't GUIDs supposed to be unique? So, my brand new disposable e-mail address looked like A06F74A54AD84E7EBD222362F508625C@mailinator.com.

To my dissapointment, I found that the form in mailinator won't allow you to use more than 15 characters as username! So much for simplicity...

A06F74A54AD84E7EBD222362F508625C
Monday, July 28, 2003

Oh yeah, I was just trying to email 389754143kljaof897gp3k5jh3l87f87345j4h5lais87r65o4978haslire8@yahoo.com last week

nobobywilleveremailmewiththislongofaddress@yahoo.com
Monday, July 28, 2003

Well that's still a good idea...just use the first or last 15 digits of the guid.  It'll still be pretty unique.

K
Monday, July 28, 2003

I think that if you're going to the trouble of guaranteeing a unique name at mailinator, you're probably missing the whole point.


Monday, July 28, 2003

Well put, anonymous poster above me.

The point of mailinator is that it provides a *throw-away* e-mail address.  You're supposed to only use it once, and then abandon it.  Remember, it keeps up to 10 e-mails in the box, so yours will still be there when you check it.

The Pedant, Brent P. Newhall
Monday, July 28, 2003

I found that the email address A06F74A54AD84E7EBD222362F508625C@aol.com was already taken, too..

runtime
Monday, July 28, 2003

is it case sensitive?? you could try lower case charactere :)

Tapiwa
Monday, July 28, 2003

"Pretty Unique"  I found that clever.

christopher Hester
Monday, July 28, 2003

15 base 36 digits...

Isn't that 221,073,919,720,733,357,899,776 possible combinations?

www.marktaw.com
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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