Inboxes.com Temp Email Service: 14h Outage Explained

We at Inboxes.com understand the importance of reliable email services, especially when it comes to temporary email addresses. We strive to provide a seamless and dependable experience for our users. However, sometimes unforeseen issues can affect even the most robust systems. In this blog post, we will explain the recent downtime of our temporary email service and why it was due to an OVH (Our infrastructure cloud supplier) power problem.

The Importance of Temp Email Services

Temporary email services, like the one offered by Inboxes.com, have become invaluable in today's digital landscape. They serve multiple purposes, from protecting your primary email address from spam and unwanted promotions to enabling you to sign up for online services without sharing your personal information. They're an essential tool in maintaining online privacy and security.

The OVH Data Center and Its Role

To ensure the reliability of our services, we rely on the infrastructure provided by data center providers like OVH. OVH is known for its state-of-the-art data centers and robust network capabilities, making it an excellent choice for hosting critical services, including our temporary email solution.

The OVH Power Problem

On 31/10/2023, an unexpected power problem occurred at one of the OVH data centers. This power issue affected not only our temporary email service but also several other online services hosted there. Such incidents can happen to even the most advanced data centers, despite their stringent measures for redundancy and backup power systems.

The outage was a result of a localized power interruption, and while OVH's response team worked diligently to restore power and bring the affected services back online, it took some time to resolve the issue fully.

Our Response

During the outage, our team was in constant communication with OVH to gain real-time updates on the situation and the estimated time for service restoration. We understand how important our temporary email service is to our users, and we were committed to resolving the issue as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we had little control over the situation since the problem was on OVH's end. However, we want to assure our users that we are actively exploring additional redundancy measures to minimize the impact of such incidents in the future.

Lessons Learned

This experience has reinforced the importance of robust data center partnerships, contingency planning, and disaster recovery strategies. We will continue to invest in our infrastructure to ensure that our users enjoy reliable and uninterrupted service in the long term.


We apologize for any inconvenience the recent outage of our temporary email service may have caused. The issue was beyond our control, but we remain committed to delivering a dependable and secure temporary email service. We appreciate your continued trust in Inbox.com, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that future disruptions are minimized or prevented altogether. Thank you for your understanding, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.