A feature called Email Protection was unveiled by the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo last year in an effort to prevent email trackers. You had to sign up for a waitlist in order to access it during its initial limited beta period. Email Protection has now entered an open beta period with the company. Without having to wait, anyone can try it right away.

You can avoid switching email providers by using DuckDuckGos Email Protection to protect yourself from email trackers. You are free to continue using your Gmail account or any other provider’s email address, for that matter. This function functions as a forwarding service. In order to safeguard your email privacy, you can create a free @duck.com email address.

Any email sent to your Duck address will be sent, but without the trackers, to your regular email account. According to DuckDuckGo, your emails are not stored. possibly not even the email address of the sender or recipient. The business will also state if it removed any trackers from an email.

Advertisement DuckDuckGo discovered that third-party trackers are present in emails in 85% of cases during the minimal testing it conducted over the past year. Trackers are used by 85% of well-known websites worldwide, and 96 percent of Android apps. Without your knowledge, these trackers can gather a lot of data about you. According to the business, they can determine your age, ethnicity, gender, interests, and habits based on your location history, search history, browsing history, and other information.

You will be shielded from companies like Facebook and Google selling your personal information if you use DuckDuckGo’s email protection. All systems, including Android, iOS, and the desktop, are compatible with it. You can create as many @duck.com email addresses as you’d like, so you can have one for each of your current email addresses from other providers. Additionally, you can make disposable Duck addresses.

THE DUCKDUCKGO PRIVACY BROWSER PROVIDES EMAIL PROTECTION. You can use the company’s browser app to access DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection if you’re interested in giving it a try. It is possible to use the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on both iOS and Android smartphones. To join up for the beta version, go to the Email Protection section in settings.

Advertisement You’ll need the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser plugin on a desktop. All popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave, are compatible with it. Users of the Mac version of DuckDuckGo can access it. To download and install the extension on your preferred browser, just go to the business’ official website, here ( via ). Android users can install the most recent version of the app from the Google Play Store by clicking the button below.


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