Are you here because you are using my KTL AT-Home Car Buying & Leasing System and need a disposable email account?
Since my system relies exclusively on getting a new car via email…
You are going to get a lot of emails from car dealerships.
And much of this email is junk.
They will add our email address to their spam system. And they will email us for life with crap.
I use Google’s Gmail as a temporary email address. I find Gmail is the best free throw away email service out there right now.
So, whenever we contact a new car dealer, we give them our Gmail temporary address.
When they send us emails, we can see it… just like we see our regular email…
But, it shields our real email address at the same time.
Creating a new email address is super fast and easy:
Step #1: Register with Gmail
Step #2: Tell Gmail about you
Submit your personal information to Gmail.
Our email address is exactly based on the username we supply to Gmail…
So, if we say our username is:
Gmail is going to create and format an email address for us as:
And when it asks for our “current email address”, I am comfortable linking to my real address. Gmail uses this as a password recovery in case we forget our throw away email account’s login information.
Step #3: Agree to the Terms of Service
I hit the [I agree] submit button without reading through this…
Because the reality is we no longer have any privacy.
The good news here is we do not need privacy as this is a temporary, throw away account for us.
Step #4: Skip the Gmail tour
We are one step away from creating our throw away email account:
Click the [Continue to Gmail] submit button to access Gmail’s dashboard (and tour):
We want to skip the tour (by clicking the X in the top, right-hand section):
Step #5: Complete inbox setup
In less than 60 seconds, Gmail has created a new throw away email account for you…
We want to close the “Setup Progress” (click the the X in the top, right-hand section)…
Then click the gear/sprocket icon to open Gmail’s settings:
Then click the [Configure Inbox] option:
And uncheck the “Social” and “Promotions” checkboxes.
Click the [Save] submit button.
And now you are finally at the Gmail dashboard – ready to use when email new car dealers: