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Burn Note

Secure Email Sending System

Published 05/01/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Burn Note is an email application that lets users create messages that literally self-destruct. The user can visit the Burn Note homepage and complete a form to send an email. After the recipient reads the email, it automatically deletes itself. This allows the sender to pass along sensitive information, such as passwords or private conversations, without worrying about data being saved, forwarded or accessed by unauthorized individuals. The application doesn’t just move the message to the recipient’s trash folder. It deletes all traces of it from their inbox. The recipient cannot store the information for any period of time. Once it is read, Burn Note destroys it immediately. User can send private information with extra security by using the Burn Note email form.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Burn Note was founded by Jacob Robbins, who is based out of New York City. The application was created to give users a simple way to keep email contents secure and private. So far Burn Note has received some recognition, with some calling it “Spy Mail.” That is essentially accurate because Burn Note manages to bring a hint of James Bond intrigue to the emailing experience.

What are the differences to other apps?

Burn Note isn’t a basic email service. There are many of those available, and almost none offer any kind of sent email deletion option. Burn Note covers that by providing internet users with a quick, easy and effective way to send messages that will not get into the wrong hands. User can send emails as often as they like. Each message is automatically deleted as soon as the recipient is done reading it.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Burn Note has a unique design that matches up with the application’s name and purpose rather well. The background features solid black with a fiery yellow bar that runs along the bottom. The user interface is nice and compact, providing the user with plenty of typing space and no annoyances or distractions. Each step is clearly marked so the user doesn’t have to learn a new email system to use Burn Note.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Burn Note account by clicking the white “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner (above the text entry field). The registration form asks for an email address, username and password. Users can also enter a message directly into the form on the homepage without registering. The message can be shared by copy and pasting a link into an email and sending it to the recipient. Users who register are automatically logged in after submitting their information.

What does it cost to use the application?

Burn Note is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user can send as many self-destructing emails as they like. The service is very straightforward and doesn’t come with any flashy extras, aside from the ability to send a message that deletes itself. Free is a great price to pay to be able to send a basic email with private content that won’t be forwarded or saved.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Burn Note works for anyone who wants to share passwords or other sensitive information with someone over email. The user can share their information or have a private discussion with confidence because the content will never be shared or viewed by unauthorized eyes. The application is very easy to use and can help users share data without putting themselves or their accounts at risk.

  • Send messages to any email address
  • Share private information that can't be shared
  • Keep shared data secure by destroying it
  • Return any time to send private, one-time emails
  • Prevent email recipients from saving messages

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Burn Note pricing

FREE - Permanently free version




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