Introducing Email Protection: The easy way to block email trackers and hide your address
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We’re excited to announce the beta release 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.
@Ripuli
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Sounds a bit creepy but many webmails already do this. I think you can also just block remote content on Thunderbird which should mitigate the issue

@victor9
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Open source alternativ https://anonaddy.com/

Sandro Linux
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very good service

@ajz
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One little catch is visible in the animated image on their web page : “By signing up you agree to be bothered about new products, sales and special events” :) I guess they were inspired by simplelogin and anonaddy and such. There must be a bigger catch or risk somewhere I guess. Instead I would not mind seeing more people using Deltachat, the rather easy encrypted email for the masses with a familiar looking UX.

Sandro Linux
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Not sure how this feature is creepy it could be convenient for some people and they could use the address for mailing lists

Miya
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I think the creepy part is that ddg gets to read all your emails.

Generating a random email for each login seems a pretty cool feature tho. Would be cool if they would make that open source so you could self host it.

Randoom
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simplelogin might be a good alternative.

Sandro Linux
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yes it would be cool if it became open source

@pixelate
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Helix
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All these “safety features” for mail and nothing seems to be able to stop spam. SPF? DKIM? DNSSEC? Everything fails because it’s just too hard for everyone to properly self-host and E2E encrypt mail.

I only communicate with friends by Matrix.org, I’m sad that there’s no simple mail equivalent. PGP is still a massive failure because big mail providers don’t want it and people don’t care.

A matrix client that looks like an email one would be awesome, it probably could replace it for registrations if enough web sites start to adopt it.

So deltaChat in reverse 🤔

poVoq
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Probably a better use for the distributed database of Matrix then as a horribly slow and inefficient chat app.

@tracyspcy
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they don’t want to stop spam, they want to get access to your emails to remove all dangers for you :) such approach targets lazy or naive users :)

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