How To Spoof Emails
Spoofing emails used to be a pain, you needed to find an open relay server and build an application that used that open relay server to send email on behalf of a specified email address.
Well things just got a whole lot easier. OpenInboxExperiment.com is a communal inbox that’s open to the public. One special feature of this, is the ability to send email however, one awesome feature of this is that the emails don’t need to come from anyone specific, but can be sent from the email address specified. IE; you can spoof someone’s email, without having to find a relay server and build an application to do it, this application is already built and open to the public. Best of all, this service is completely anonymous and according to the website, doesn't save any information about the emails being sent.
I would imagine a service like this could be used for many good purposes and many bad purposes. Like the TOR network, used by military, CIA, FBI along with criminals. It’s a tool, like a hammer or a gun, in the right hands it can be used to save lives, in the wrong, it can definitely do some damage.
Receiving Email Anonymously
In addition to sending email anonymously, this website also lets you receive email anonymously. Part of this websites whole purpose, is to allow people to send and receive email without having to register, or give any personal information. It's all about maintaining a free, open internet.
Another interesting little tid-bit about this website, is that they have a blog, dedicated to providing information about their services. OK, sending email, receiving email, all anonymous however, the people who search the internet and find the site, not so anonymous. This website, like many websites, uses Google Analytics to track analytic data about how the traffic is doing. They, "In an attempt to keep the internet's information open", release this formation to the public on a monthly basis.
It's an interesting, unique idea; definitely worth checking out