DigitalCrowd has announced the launch of ExpireIt, a new service which focuses on the prevention of unsolicited e-mail delivery (commonly known as spam).
ExpireIt circumvents potential spam attacks by providing users with temporary expiring addresses — disposable e-mail address, if you will. The idea behind ExpireIt is to give users a way to participate in online contests, newsgroups, mail-lists and online transactions without needing to worry that providing the e-mail address will result in getting flooded with spam.
DigitalCrowd founder and president Scott William said that his company wanted people to avoid the hassle of having to set up a new mail account.
“Our service seamlessly works with any standard email provider, making it simple enough for even the most basic email user but powerful enough for the more technical crowd,” said William.
The ExpireIt client software is available for both Mac OS and Windows systems. The software is available for Mac OS 8.5 and up — a Carbonized version for Mac OS X is also available. A Web interface is also supported, if you’re away from your regular computer. A free edition is also available — it supports up to 5 expiring addresses that can be used for as long as the user wants. DigitalCrowd also sells packages of additional addresses in a “buy as you go” service; unlimited addresses are available for US$24.95 per year.