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Apple Files Patent For Automated Disposable Email Addresses To Help Handle Spam

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February 13, 2014 AT 9:42 AM
A new Apple patent application published on Thursday details a system for heading off email spam and tracking its source. The tech automates a process many people now use manually, setting up temporary email addresses to be used for web service signups, which can then be thrown away when compromised by a spammy service, and provide clues as to which provider betrayed your trust. The system would automatically generate disposable email addresses based on the service you want to use it with, and possibly contain an identifier in its construction to let you know where spam is coming from.