Every now and then, you’ll encounter a website that forces you to register to view it. Rather than give the website your real email address – often an invitation to spam – you can use one of these tricks instead. Also all these registration processes, wastes a lot of time in filling up those fields and confirming it via email etc.
These tricks won’t help you access websites with paid registration. They’re for websites that want you to register for a free account so they can email you and collect data on what you read.
BugMeNot is a database of usernames and passwords for websites that force you to register. If you encounter one of these websites, visit bugmenot.com and plug the address of the website into the box. Use one of the username and password combos to log in.
You will just need to enter the website url in the box provided in the home page of BugMeNot and it will return a list of login usernames and passwords for you to access the website with the percentage of success rates for each of the respective passwords.
There are a number of disposable email services you can use, but Mailinator is one of the most popular. Whenever you need to sign up for a website that requires email verification – and you don’t want to use your own email address so it won’t be spammed – you can use Mailinator.
Note that Mailinator isn’t a private service – you shouldn’t use it for any important accounts.
To use Mailinator, select a random Mailinator email address, like firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter this address when signing up for an account. When you need to use email verification, visit Mailinator’s website and enter the address you mentioned earlier. Anyone can access any email inbox as long as they know its name.