Whspr: Receive Email Messages Without Giving Your Email Address

whspr-logoWhspr is a messaging tool that you can use if you want to receive email messages from people you don’t know without handing them your email address. This can be used in forums, twitter and chat rooms if you want to keep your email hidden from other users.

Here’s an example: Say you want to advertise a job opening on Twitter, and you don’t want to share your company email address. Some applicants may not want to post a public @reply, and they can’t send you a direct message if you don’t already follow them. Include a whspr! URL, and they can reach you discreetly.

What the tool does is create a URL/page for you to share. That page contains a message box where anybody can type in their message. It’s like having your own contact form or comment from that you see on blogs and websites. You can set an expiration period for the message page.

The messages sent to you through the Whspr page will then be forwarded to your email. The service also uses Captcha to prevent spam and you have the power to delete your Whspr page anytime. Just remember that this is just for receiving. Replying to the messages will definitely reveal your email address.


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