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On free, anonymous e-mail

Since went down, I have been looking for a substitute: a mail provider with

  • anonymous set-up process
  • IMAP support
  • SSL support
  • free of cost reserves IMAP access to paying customers. With it is the other way around: SMTP access is reserved to paying customers, IMAP is not. So it is a good fit for receiving notifications from a website that you would rather not use your _first_ @ style address with. While docs mention for SMTP, IMAP, POP consistently. With Thunderbird you get no helpful error, but a raw IMAP test login helps:

# openssl s_client -connect
* OK IMAP4 on at ??? ??? ?? ??:??:?? 2013
foo LOGIN ??????? ????????????
foo NO LOGIN failed. (Please change incoming and outgoing server
     from to

So it is. Okay...