Free email addresses

For as long as comments remain open on this post, you can get a free email address, such that any mail sent to will be forwarded to the address requested in your comment.

I have discovered that yahoo does not like people registering email addresses by proxy, and google likes one true name to rule them all, insisting on it as part of the android operating system, among other places.  My intent is to obstruct such identity collecting activities by obscurity.  This redirect is not guaranteed to last forever, though it will last a long time, and is not secure against a serious adversary.  I will eventually delete the comments, so that people cannot discover the true email address by simply reading the comments unless they are quick off the mark.  Not all names are available.  There are already quite a lot of active email addresses.  I don’t intend to supply such obscurity to large numbers of people, because I am lazy, and because if I did, it would no longer be obscure, and  so am not going to put up an automatic system to support large numbers of addresses.

This, like voting for Cthulhu, is merely a gesture of protest, pointing in the direction of the need to change the world, rather than an actual attempt to change the world:  To actually change the world, use cypherpunks remailers and tor.

27 Responses to “Free email addresses”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jim, what is your email address? If someone wanted to ask you something privately?

    • Anonymous says:

      Jim, I realized I didn’t leave my own email in the form when I posted. This post has it if you wanted to send me a message instead of publicly posting yours.

  2. Anupam V says:

    Still open to this, sire?

  3. Daniel.J says:

    Hey, I won’t say no to this. Benefits of reading your entire back catalogue, right? Assuming you still monitor it.

  4. Thales says:

    Testin’ again.

  5. Johnny Caustic says:

    j o h n n => j r s j r s@g o o g l e.c o m, please. Thank you.

      • Johnny Caustic says:

        Thanks, but I just tried it, and it bounced.

        SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO::
        host []: 550 No Such User Here”

      • Johnny Caustic says:

        HTML processing ate part of that…

        SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<>:
        host []: 550 No Such User Here”

        • Thales says:

          Yeah, so far mine goes into the ozone layer…

        • jim says:

          You requested Johnn at
          Johnn at appears to work
          John at appears to work

          And now, finally
          All email sent to johnny at should now be copied to jrsjrs at

          • jim says:

            Which works just fine, but Google complains there is no such person as

            A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
            recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

            (ultimately generated from
            SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO::
            host []: 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
            550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient’s email address for typos or
            550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
            550 5.1.1 vy7si19970354pbc.6

  6. spandrell says:

    Neat idea. Please get me one if you don’t mind.

  7. L{DiracDelta(t)} says:

    What are your thoughts on raising the cryptographic middle-finger to Cthulhu like “Silk Road”.

    • jim says:

      Obviously the way to go. I am in fact working on this, but as yet my project is not ready to be seen by other’s eyes, even as a prototype and a design document.

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