QuickForget Sends Secret, Self-Destructing Messages Over Email

QuickForget Sends Secret, Self-Destructing Messages Over Email

Sometimes, you need to send sensitive information — say, a password — over the internet, but don’t want to use email. Free service QuickForget lets you store messages temporarily, so you can send sensitive information and have it delete itself once it’s been seen.

The problem with using, say, email or IM to send sensitive messages is that they’ll likely be stored forever for anyone to see that might eventually gain access. To avoid this, QuickForget destroys your messages after a set number of viewings or set amount of time. Just type in your message, set how long you want the message to last, and you’ll get a secret link you can send to your friend to view it.

Obviously, the best way to do this is not to put all the information in the secret message (i.e. The username is us3r, the password pas p55wd). Letting them know part of the message — say, a username — and the more sensitive part — say, the password — through an emailed QuickForget link is a good way to keep it all a bit safer. Of course, we wish QuickForget had a terms of use or something to give us a bit more piece of mind, but by clever separation of the information you can send things more safely than you would over obvious, insecure methods. Hit the link to check it out.



  • I was getting excited for a moment there about sending passwords to other people, but instantly noticed NO SSL…

    Defeats the purpose, most people use gmail that has this extra layer of security all the time.

    Though I guess if you send username in one message and password in another, even if someone were to see those messages, they wouldn’t know what it is for

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