While DuckDuckGo emphasizes on protecting web searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results, it distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling users and displaying the same search results to all users for a given search query.
Now, its foray into email protection means that the same privacy standard is coming to the email system and it affords users addresses belonging to the unique domain, duck.com, owned by DuckDuckGo itself, for instance you can get an address like [email protected]
How DuckDuckGo Email Protection works?
DuckDuckGo Email Protection is launching into beta, as a new feature in its apps that will protect users' email privacy without having them switch email services.
They can generate unique private email addresses in the DuckDuckGo app, and extension which can’t be tracked, with such addresses as [email protected] email address. And emails sent to it is automatically forwarded to your regular inbox, with no creepy email trackers to worry about. Even DuckDuckGo will never save your email.
If perhaps you use email services like Gmail or Yahoo, the emails sent to your private Duck Address will arrive as usual to your normal inbox so that you can read your email as you normally do, be it in app or on the web.
How to Join the private beta waitlist?
DuckDuckGo Email Protection feature has been released into beta while access to the beta requires that you join the private waitlist.
And the process is simple and straightforward, just Download DuckDuckGo for iOS or Android; Open Settings > Beta Features > Email Protection and Click “Join the Private Waitlist." Once you've got a Personal Duck Address, you can expect DuckDuckGo to support it long-term so you can confidently share it.