This is a bit of a misnomer, but many people are probably wondering how to create a YOPMail account. The short answer is: you can’t. There is no such thing. All of YOPMail’s features are available to everyone without the need to create any sort of account. So, this tutorial will help you get acquainted with how to access YOPMail and get around the site – no account needed.
Why you don’t have to create a YOPMail account
Because YOPMail email addresses are designed to be temporary, throwaway email accounts, they aren’t password protected. You can’t “create” a YOPMail email account because all of the accounts have already been created, and are available for public use.
It’s clearly stated right here on the home page: No Registration! No Password!
That’s why, if you read our introduction to what YOPMail is, you saw how we were able to invent any email address we wanted on the fly and use it to sign up for an email newsletter with no prior registration on YOPMail. In that introduction, I made up the email “any-temporary-email”, and just added “@yopmail.com” to make sure it would go to YOPMail.
In this tutorial, I’m going to go ahead and use that same disposable email address. Since it’s been less than 8 days since I first used it to sign up for a newsletter, the newsletter should still be in the inbox. And because of the nature of the YOPMail service, unlike with other email platforms, you can replicate my steps exactly using the same temporary email address (although I wouldn’t recommend using it for anything too personal).
Accessing your YOPMail “account”
In this tutorial, I’m going to assume you have already read through our introduction to YOPMail. In that post, we went over how to use a disposable email address on any website that you don’t want to give your real email to.
Now, days later, I’m back on the YOPMail website, and curious to see if I’ve received any new newsletters. All I will do is type in the same email address I used before, and click on the “Check Inbox” button.
Because none of the @yopmail.com email addresses are password protected, that’s all you need to access the inbox for this account. As you can see, the first email I got from that newsletter is still here, and I’ve also received a new email.
Now, aside from the fact that this email account is essentially public and not password-protected, it functions the same as most other email platforms. If you look here at the menu bar in the YOPMail inbox, you have options to compose a new email, forward a message you’ve received, print, delete emails, etc.
In future posts, we’ll go into more detail about how to use other special features of YOPMail, such as the process of sending emails from a temporary email, using an alias account, and how to use the YOPMail browser plugin.
With the amount of time we spend on the internet these days, there are countless places where we need to enter our email addresses. Sometimes, we are asked for our email address just to use a website that we are only going to use once. And if we do give it to them, we often find ourselves receiving lots of unwanted spam email. In these situations, a temporary email or disposable email address is very useful. If this ever happens to you, your solution is YOPMail.
What is YOPMail?
The “YOP” in YOPMail stands for “Your Own Protection”, and that’s exactly what it is for. As you can see in this screen shot of the home page, YOPMail provides disposable email addresses that you can use whenever you need to enter an email address into a registration form but don’t want to be dealing with unwanted emails for the rest of eternity.
Here’s the basic idea: you simply type in any random email address you can think of into the form you’re filling out on a website, and end the email with “@yopmail.com”. The website will take this temporary email address that you’ve just invented, so you don’t have to give your real one away.
Then, if you need to check an email sent by that website, like an account activation or free download, for example, just go to YOPMail and type in that same random email in the box in the upper left hand corner.
No registration is needed to use a temporary email or throwaway email from YOPMail.
The process is quite different from what most people are used to, though, so in this post we have a simple step by step tutorial on using YOPMail’s most basic feature: creating a disposable email, using it to sign up on some website, and checking your temporary email account.
How to use YOPMail to make a temporary email
First, remember that you don’t need to register on YOPMail to use a throwaway email address there. Just go to whatever website you want. For example, here’s a website I was on that offered a free PDF download of their Detox Guide when you subscribed to their newsletter.
All you have to do is enter an email address here that ends in “@yopmail.com”. It can be literally anything you want, but it’s probably best not to make it too complicated because you’re going to have to enter it later on the YOPMail site.
After you have signed up, subscribed, registered, or whatever using this email you just made up, go to the YOPMail homepage at www.yopmail.com/en/
In the top left corner, there is a box labeled “Type the Email name of your choice”. Enter or copy+paste the same email address into that box, and click the “Check Inbox” button.
This will take you to the inbox for that disposable email address that you never even had to register for. Note that this means the account isn’t password protected, so we wouldn’t recommend handling and sensitive information in this way.
If you are waiting on an email to arrive with a free download link, activation link, etc., this is where you will find it. It could take several minutes to arrive, but it will come eventually.
Unless you delete them yourself, any messages sent to this throwaway email account will be automatically deleted after 8 days.
So, as you can see, using a temporary email address on YOPMail is quite different from signing up for a regular email account. Basically, because there is no sign up needed!