Sharing your email address with others can be quite a pain, especially if you are providing it to marketing guys. They may send you a bulk of irrelevant emails to your email account, making it cluttered with spam emails, promotional messages, advertisements etc. Although you always have the option to disagree from sharing your email address with anyone but what if you have to share it because of obligations? Well, if you ever come across such a situation and you are using Gmail, you have the option to create a temporary email address in your Gmail account. When you create a temporary email address in Gmail, you can receive those unreliable emails to this temporary mailbox which you suspect to be spam. This way you can share your temporary email address with marketing companies and agents without revealing your actual Gmail account address. To know how to create a temporary email address in Gmail, follow the information provided below.
Steps to Create A Temporary Email Address in Gmail
NOTE: Make sure you have an email address already created before you follow the information provided below. You can use any email address such as Yahoo, Outlook, or other non-Gmail address. You can also use your business domain, school, work or alias, such as @yourschool.edu or email@example.com.
1.) On your computer, open a web browser and sign in to your Gmail account.
2.) Once you are logged in to your Gmail account, click on the Gear icon located on the top-right corner of your Gmail account’s page.
3.) From the drop-down menu, you will need to click on the Settings option. Under the Settings section, you will need to go to the Accounts and import tab.
4.) Under Accounts and import, go to Send mail as section and select Add another email address option.
5.) Next, you will need to enter your name and the email address you wish to use as temporary email in your Gmail account.
6.) Then, click on the Next Step and then on the Send verification option. After that, click on the Add Account option.
7.) Next, you will need to sign in to your email account that you added to Gmail and open the confirmation email you got from Gmail.
8.) Click on the Link that you receive in the email. Your email account will be verified and added successfully to the Gmail account.
You can then share this email address with anyone to receive emails in your Gmail account. Also, you can delink this temporary email account whenever you wish to, without affecting your actual Gmail account.