“We’re excited to announce the beta version of DuckDuckGo’s email protection. Our free email forwarding service removes email trackers and protects the privacy of your personal email address without asking you to change email services or apps, ”the company writes on a blog. “We believe that protecting your personal information from being shared with third parties should be simple and seamless, like the rest of DuckDuckGo’s data protection package,” the company said.
How does DuckDuckGo email protection work?
All you have to do is select a Duck email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and start distributing it. DuckDuckGo removes hidden trackers from incoming emails sent to this address and then forwards them to your regular inbox for safe reading. This means if you use an email service like Gmail or. use Yahoo, it’s not a problem. “Emails sent to your Personal Duck Address arrive as usual, so you can read your emails as usual in any app or on the web,” the company said.
The DuckDuckGo app and the extension offer easy access to your personal Duck address while surfing the Internet and also offer the possibility of generating new private Duck addresses if necessary.
On sites that you think might spam you or share your email address, having a private Duck address will keep you safe, says DuckDuckGo. The private duck addresses can easily be deactivated if users fear receiving too much spam. As it is common for websites to upload your email address Google and Facebook Unfortunately, this additional identity protection is now necessary for ad targeting or so that your email can leak through in the event of a data protection breach, says DuckDuckGo.
How do I get started with this new feature?
The feature is still in the beta phase and in order to get access to the beta you have to join the private waiting list. “We let new people in every day, but the sooner you join, the sooner you protect your email privacy,” says DuckDuckGo.
Follow these steps to join the private waiting list on DuckDuckGo.
- Download DuckDuckGo for iOS or Android
- Open Settings> Beta Features> Email Protection
- Click on “Join the private waiting list”.