byom.de receives all emails sent to any address without the need of creating those addresses first.
This allows you to use any address you like for example during registration for some service and only then come to byom.de and check for confirmation emails.
So using byom.de saves a lot of time, especially since new messages pop up immediately, no need keep hitting refresh!
Yes and no. Anybody who knows the address can check for emails. This usually isn't a problem with a forced newsletter signup you had to do somewhere. But if a hacker knows which byom.de address you use for a specific service like Facebook or PayPal (don't use byom.de for that, please!) he can easily get access to your account with the "password forgotten" mechanism. But there is a way around that, which is our secure address system.
To avoid people who know the address you have used from reading your emails, we have created secure addresses. For each address you use, we show a secure address at the top of the page. Emails to this secure address appear in the same inbox, but only with the first address. Trying to access the inbox of this secure address results in an error.
Let's say you choose
firstname.lastname@example.org as your address. The corresponding secure address is
You can use
email@example.com for signing up somewhere.
If a hacker tries reading your emails by entering
1d3_2kyctxdej2h1 on byom.de, he will not be able to access them!
Only you know the unencrypted address
trashmail, which acts like a password.
So you should choose an unguessable address for that,
trashmail is a bad example obviously!
A word of warning: The secure address is generated by a strong encryption algorithm. It is impossible to retrieve the plain text address to access the secure emails in case you forget it. So don't. :)
BYOM stands for "bring your other mail". ".de" is the german domain suffix since this is a german project. But we do speak english, too ;)