Boxnum is a general purpose communication service with two main applications.
Mail and Virus Filter
Email address confidentiality
BoxNum allows you to receive messages without disclosing your email
To prevent unwanted replies you can set a test question which must
be answered correctly by the sender. After a correct answer the sender
can input a message and BoxNum transmits it to your hidden email address.
This stops junk mail and viruses because their automatic software
is not clever enough to answer questions.
Website hot link
If you publish your email address on a website it will be collected
by junk mail and virus software and published on CDROM to marketing
(For further information see Junk Mail
To prevent this, BoxNum provides a hot link box number for use on
a website. This is useful on a corporate website because each department
or employee can have a separate box number which maintains privacy
and stops junk mail.
See Examples for some hot links
to try out.
Business cards and adverts
A box number can also be printed on personal
cards or used in newspaper adverts.
You can alter your email address without having to reprint existing
|For printed adverts in newspapers and magazines:-
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