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SecretInk: Send Emails That Automatically Self-Destructs When Read

SecretInk Self Destruct Email Service

There are a lot of features and gadgets in the world that make you feel a little bit like James Bond, but none of them are as mysterious as the self-destructing message that we sometimes see in movies. It usually is a task of some sort that a secret agent has gotten and to clean up any trails it self-destructs after a certain time. It’s all fantasy of course or is it? A recently launched service called SecretInk enables you to send messages that go poof after they have been read.

Yes, it is actually true! It is a neat trick that has everything to do with some clever hacking. You can actually send both emails and SMS messages with SecretInk, which of course can come in handy if you’re a secret agent or if you send a message to someone and you want to cover up your tracks.

So what is going on and how is it possible to achieve this? My guess is that as the email and the SMS are hosted on the server, which it is sent from makes it easy to delete. This means that the message that you will receive is not actually sent to you. Instead, a link is sent which opens up the SecretInk email or SMS in a browser. After a certain amount of time, the server deletes it and can no longer be linked to or read. Sometimes it just doesn’t have to be trickier than this.

The SecretInk service is free, and you can send a message to anyone. You can even add your own reply address, but of course that is optional as this is for secret agents that don’t want anyone to find them out, right? I am pretty sure there are other services just like this on the Internet, but this is by far the most lightweight one to my knowledge. I mean you don’t have to register or login. All you need to do is to write your message and send it. That is pretty much all you will need to do in order to feel like “double-oh-seven”.

SecretInk should not be used for sending troll or harassment emails, or SMS messages as I am pretty sure this is penalized and reported to the appropriate government agency. Be kind on the Internet and it will be returned to you.

SecretInk Self-Destruct Email Service

SecretInk Self-Destruct Email

SecretInk Self-Destruct Email

SecretInk Self-Destruct Email

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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