I stumbled across cotse.net a little while ago and am seriously considering subscribing. They’re an outgrowth of the cotse.com privacy site. For $5.95/mo. you get unlimited email aliases which you can turn on and off with 50MB of storage, POP3 and secure POP3, SMTP and secure SMTP, and both NNTP and web proxies. For a $25 setup fee they’ll provide the same for your own domain (you handle the registration). Why would I do this? I’m an email alias junkie. When I sign up for something at a site and they want an email address, I create one and give it to them. Many times I keep that alias around to read their newsletters and such but sometimes I get tired of the advertising or just can’t find out how to unsubscribe from their mailings so I need a way to disable the alias. Sure, I’ve got my own domains (tonys-links.com is one) so I can do what I like with email addresses but I like to keep tabs on my aliases and am willing to pay for it. I’ve been using Mailshell for a couple of years now for similar but less extensive services at about half the price.
I’ll let you know what happens.