DuckDuckGo Launched "Email Protection Service Beta" for All Users

DuckDuckGo is not looking behind when launching a new feature or a whole new service as it is competing with the giant “Google” the company launches a free email protection service to all users (earlier, it was available on an invite-only basis).

DuckDuckGo Launched "Email Protection Service Beta" for All Users
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With an agenda of privacy protection, DuckDuckGo is providing a free private search engine and a private browser and now launched a free “Email Protection Service” in its beta version that lets users create @duck.com emails address.

These @duck.com email addresses will not act like Yahoo Mail or Gmail, but it is a service to protect users from email trackers.

This “Email Protection Service” is actually a free email forwarding service by DuckDuckGo that lets your filter out trackers from emails coming your way on your official email address.

Users can also create unlimited email addresses without switching through the websites or apps.

To make it a full-service email client, the DuckDuckGo team added the functionality of replying to an email from DuckDuckGo interface, and also “Smarter Encryption” is there to help you with link trackers, here’s what the company says:

"We've also added new features like Link Tracking Protection that helps prevent tracking in email links, Smarter Encryption that helps with unencrypted email links, and the ability to reply directly from your Duck Addresses," said the company.

How to use DuckDuckGo email protection?

They made it very easy to signup for @duck.com email address, you have to follow these simple steps:

For desktop users:

  1. Open any browser on your computer
  2. Install DuckDuckGo browser extension
  3. Go to duckduckgo.com/email
  4. There you can create your @duck.com email address

For mobile users:

Download or upgrade DuckDuckGo app on your iOS or Android device

  1. Open Settings page
  2. Select Email Protection
  3. Here you can create your own @duck.com email address

Note: With DuckDuckGo extension, you can easily create your Email Protection address using browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Brave, and on the Macbooks, you can use DuckDuckGo for Mac (beta) app.

Taking the next steps from making a privacy-focused browser to email protection, DuckDuckGo is here to change the privacy controls of internet users:

"Email Protection works seamlessly in the background to deliver your more-private emails right to your inbox," AllBlogThings reported.

While the company is providing email services now, they have this to say:

"Just like your Personal Duck Address, Private Duck Addresses also forward privacy-enhanced emails to your personal inbox," DuckDuckGo added.

DuckDuckGo Email Protection service is currently in Beta version and will see major upgrades in coming months.



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