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Forward incoming mail to your real e-mail address

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Josef Falk@falkjosef · Entrepreneur
I just added a new function! It's a mailbox that lets you read the mail you have gotten. Even if it wasn't forwarded to you in the first place!
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Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
I might be wrong but it's there a feature in Gmail where you can "+word" to your address and it basically does the same? It's been there like for ages.
Jerome Dahdah@parasight · Digital nomad, minimalist, designer.
@vladzima Yup, and not everyone uses Gmail.
Tiago César Oliveira@tiagocesar · Software Engineer, based in Portugal
@vladzima some sites block the "+" sign as not valid for an e-mail address. Also, others usually remove the post-sign part and get your real e-mail address. This is good because it hides your real account - there's no way to tell it for sure.
Jon Bales@sucrose · Web Developer
@tiagocesar Blocking all @mailhero.com addresses would be easy knowing the sole purpose of the service is to hide the real e-mail address.
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
@parasight ...And Throttle is paid. OK, good point.
Robert Britt@robrtanthony · Co-Founder of UpScored
@sucrose @tiagocesar @mailhero But why would you? They'll still receive your emails unless you spam them. Blocking all Mailhero addresses would just reduce your conversion with no real benefit (if you're a legit).
Tiago César Oliveira@tiagocesar · Software Engineer, based in Portugal
@sucrose @mailhero my point is that some sites block the + sign via regex without knowing it's perfectly valid for an email... Plus the other points above.
Eric Cogan@ericcogan · Developer
@tiagocesar periods are also supported by Gmail. You can do something like producthunt.example@gmail.com.
Jon Bales@sucrose · Web Developer
@robrtanthony @tiagocesar @mailhero I personally wouldn't, but I've experienced services that block temporary e-mail services such as 10minutemail.com, etc.
Alexander Obenauer@alexobenauer · CEO, Mindsense (Throttle & Mail Pilot)
Re @vladzima on Throttle: it went free in March!
Garet McKinley@garetmckinley
@sucrose yes but theres a reason for this. Those services are providing a temporary email, so the user wont continue to get the messages from your web site once its destroyed.
Tiago César Oliveira@tiagocesar · Software Engineer, based in Portugal
@ericcogan that's a good option - but it doesn't hide your email address :-) the point here is to obfuscate your actual email address AND having a straightforward way of stopping spam from coming!
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
@alexobenauer Missed that news. Fantastic!
Yann Bertrand@_yannbertrand · Pokémon Master
Finally :-D. This will be really useful for me!
ConnorMcF@connor_stuff
Whoops! Looks like all assets on the main page are throwing server errors!
Josef Falk
Maker
@falkjosef · Entrepreneur
@connor_stuff It looks like my poor lite VPS which handles the web (not the mail!) can't quite take the load from both being Product Hunt'ed and Hacker News'ed at the same time... It should be up now though!
ConnorMcF@connor_stuff
@falkjosef Still down for me :(
Josef Falk
Maker
@falkjosef · Entrepreneur
@connor_stuff I don't know what to say... I can't find anything in the logs and it's up here... Are there more people experiencing the same thing?
Tiago César Oliveira@tiagocesar · Software Engineer, based in Portugal
@falkjosef @connor_stuff well, congrats for this kind of downtime, then :-)
Josef Falk
Maker
@falkjosef · Entrepreneur
@tiagocesar @connor_stuff Thank you, I guess you could say that. I was taken completely by surprise when I got up in the morning and then realized that my little webapp had gotten so much publicity in a short while. I must admit that it feels really great so many people seems to like the service. :)
Arun Pattnaik@arunpattnaik · UX'er for web startups, maker of things.
Would be great if there was a possibility to add another 'main email'. I'd like to give something.firstname@mailhero to humans & kfiefwe.xlmnz@mailhero to machines.
Sam Doshi@samir_doshi · Co Founder @ Relayo.com
cool gatekeeper product --- I like the landing page --- I feel the same way