DuckDuckGo launches new email protection service to remove trackers. At the same time it gives you the opportunity to receive an email address '@ duck.com'
The internet search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch an email protection service in the near future that will pass all incoming emails through its servers in order to prevent ad companies from spying on your inbox. That is, it will work similarly to the Mozilla Firefox Relay service.
The new possibility of protecting the company's email provides users with a free "firstname.lastname@example.org" style email address, which will forward the emails to your regular inbox after analyzing their content for trackers and of course removing them. DuckDuckGo will also extend this feature with unique, one-time forwarding addresses that can be easily created in the mobile browser or through browser extensions.
DuckDuckGo personal email is intended to be given to your friends and contacts you know, and disposable addresses will serve wherever you sign up for free trials, newsletters or anywhere you suspect may sell your email address. So if the email address has been compromised, you can easily turn it off.
The company has a reputation for security and privacy since it has been running the corresponding one so far DuckDuckGo search engine focusing on the privacy of its users.
Email trackers exist in more than 70 percent of mailing lists, according to a 2017 study. Once implemented, they let advertisers know when you open your email, where you are when you open it, and what device you are using. Removing trackers prevents the creation of a hidden personal ad profile.
The new feature of DuckDuckGo starts in beta and is expected to come normally in a few weeks. The users who will make one Free DuckDuckGo email account here, will be notified of the launch of the service (an invitation to create an email is currently required). DuckDuckGo users can register on the waiting list only by downloading the official DuckDuckGo app for iOS or Android. You can find the option in Settings> Email Protection (beta).
The company is also working on a desktop browser, which will focus on privacy, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.