Hello Friends welcome back to Gadgetmercy in this article we are talking about DuckDuckGo Is Now Providing Privacy-Protected Email Service. DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.
The free service was launched as a closed beta in July 2021, and while it’s still in beta, the internet company felt confident that it was time to make it widely available to the public.
The Email Protection beta was initially available through a waitlist. Now, it’s now in open beta, meaning everyone can try it without having to wait for access.
Email Protection is a forwarding service that removes trackers from messages. DuckDuckGo will tell you which trackers it scrubs as well. During the waitlist beta, DuckDuckGo says it found trackers in 85 percent of testers’ emails.
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What is Email Protection
Email Protection is DuckDuckGo’s dedicated email forwarding solution that strips emails from advertising and profiling trackers before they land in the user’s regular inbox.
Upon receiving the emails, the users will also see a short report of how many trackers were removed, which companies were responsible for their injection, and more.
DuckDuckGo reports running the beta program for a year revealed that over 85% of all emails on the tester’s communications contained trackers.
DuckDuck Is Also Offering Free @duck.com Email Addresses
After being in the beta testing phase for a year, it is now available for everyone, and you can get the @duck.com email address for free by signing up.
If you need a refresher on exactly what DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection service does, it lets you use either a personal or private “duck” address to shield your real email address from companies.
Before the email hits your inbox, DuckDuckGo strips it of the trackers that snoop on your location when opening an email, when you opened it, and the device you used. It also breaks down how many trackers it removed, as well as which companies they were attached to.
You either have to switch email services or apps entirely, or degrade your email experience by hiding all images. We believe protecting your personal information from leaking to third parties should be simple and seamless, like the rest of DuckDuckGo’s privacy protection bundle.
Now that DuckDuckGo has opened the beta to everyone, it’s adding a few new features as well. This includes link tracking protection, which removes trackers embedded in many of the links added to emails (including those added to images).
DuckDuckGo says that it has been monitoring the number of emails which contain trackers during the limited beta, and found that they were present in 85% of incoming email.
Where links in emails are insecure (HTTP), the company does a lookup to see whether an encrypted (HTTPS) version is available. If so, it will load that instead.
Finally, you can now reply directly from one of your free @duck.com email address if you wish, preserving your email privacy when replying.
This means if you use an email service like Gmail or Yahoo, it’s no problem! Emails sent to your Personal Duck Address will arrive there as usual so you can read your email like normal, in any app or on the web, worry-free.
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