LocalBitcoins – need to protect more by a temporary email address.
When we need to fill in some emails on websites and Internet services for specific purposes, we should use temporary or “disposable” email accounts. It is a good idea because if we give our personal and regular mail on particular pages, this will bring us a significant risk of becoming the target of spam or identity theft.
Disposable email accounts and privacy
There are many pages on the Internet allow us to create emails to be used temporarily without being forced to write personal data or passwords. The temporary emails can be used on time to register, for example, on pages that require an account to receive a verification code or confirmation message.
For websites like LocalBitcoins, using temporary emails is perfect because the account created in temporary mail services only keep messages for a limited time, usually 24 hours.
Obviously, we should not use this type of accounts in those pages where we want to keep registered and access our information. Throughout the experience of every Internet user, situations arise in which this anonymous and fleeting method does matter. For example, in services which we prefer to try before making a formal registration, or in pages which require registration to access a download, or in forums where we only want timely information, or in the transaction which we just want to do it once that will not require any personal data.
How does it work?
There are pages like Tempemail.co offer this service and work the following way. When we register in this site, an account will be provided for us to copy and use where we want. There will have an “inbox” in the same page where we can read all the messages as soon as they arrive at said account. If you receive any messages, it comes to the account as soon as, appear on the top and will remain there for the next 24 hours.
How to open an account in LocalBitcoins using a temporary email address?
If you want to open account on an exchange platform by using a temporary email address such as LocalBitcoins. The first thing is -obviously- going to the LocalBitcoins page.
After that, click on “registration”. The website will direct you to the registration form. In “username”, we put the name with which we want to be recognised on the page. You are not necessarily put your legal name, any kinds of name, for example “name0011”.
Then, in “email”, we will input the temporary email created previously on Tempemail.co. In “password”, you enter the one you like. You should write it down, keep it in a safe place or remember it. It is vital point. Next, type your password, click “I’m not a robot,” and finally click “register.”
After finishing your registration, LocalBitcoins will send you an email to verify the ownership of it. Then, you need to click on the highlighted link. By this way, you will have confirmed your mail.
The web will direct you to the next page where you will be informed that you have verified your email after clicking on the previous link. Once you have made your transactions, you must be sure that the temporary email will disappear and leave no trace to anyone that wants to know who sold/received the coins.