DuckDuckGo actively refutes the charlatans of the big tech companies who claim to care about user privacy. The company consistently promotes privacy-focused online products. They recently introduced a new feature called DuckDuckGo email protection service for public use, and this article will explain everything you need to know to use it.
A large number of users concerned about spam and unwanted emails sent by websites will appreciate this feature. Also, it’s a pretty big step in the direction of email privacy, and we’re sure it’ll go a long way toward improving online privacy. Learn more to find out what it is and how to use it on any device.
What is DuckDuckGo Email Security?
When you visit a website that requires registration, you must provide your email address. Now, when you do this, you allow the website to send emails to your inbox. This opens up the potential for such websites to push trackers to your inbox. But what are trackers?
Well, trackers are web items that collect information about your online habits and share those details with third-party websites, which then work to push relevant ads to your devices.
DuckDuckGo aims to prevent trackers from entering your inbox through its email protection service. Read the next section of our article to understand how it works.
How DuckDuckGo Email Protection Works
DuckDuckGo will help you create an intermediate email address. This email address will have the extension “@duck.com”. Therefore, if you use this email address to register on the website, all emails will be sent to your “@duck.com” address.
DuckDuckGo will now filter incoming emails and send clean, secure and untracked emails to the primary address (Gmail, yahoo) you specified when you set up your account. This way, you can make sure that your primary inbox remains safe and free from trackers that can store your data.
This service is easy to use on all devices. Here is the step-by-step procedure for doing so.
How to install DuckDuckGo on your device
To use the service on your devices, you need to install the necessary DuckDuckGo tool. Once you do this, the procedure will remain the same for all devices. In the following sections of the article, we have provided links to install DuckDuckGo on all your devices.
Install DuckDuckGo on Windows and Mac
The procedure for Windows and Mac requires the use of the official DuckDuckGo browser application. It is currently available for Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox. You can use the links below to install the DuckDuckGo extension.
Install DuckDuckGo on mobile devices
Use the link below to download and install the official DuckDuckGo app for Android and iPhone. Please note that you can only use the Services in the DuckDuckGo browser.
How to use DuckDuckGo email protection on your device
Once you’ve installed DuckDuckGo on your device/browser, here’s a step-by-step procedure to use the service. Note that the procedure is the same for using the service on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS versions of DuckDuckGo.
Step 1: Visit the official website of DuckDuckGo email protection service from the link below.
You can only open the link in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari with the DuckDuckGo app installed. If you are using a mobile device, please open this link in the DuckDuckGo browser only.
step 2: Once you’re on the site, click Get Started.
step 3: Click on Next.
Step 4: Enter the username for the address “@duck.com”. In the second field, enter the email address to which you want to forward the filtered emails.
step 5: Click on Continue.
Step 6: Check the details and click “This is correct”.
Step 7: Click on Next. That’s all you need to do to use the service.
Step 8: You will now be taken to the home page of this tool. You have an Autofill tab where you can also create a private Duck address if you want to use a new “@duck.com” email ID every time.
Here’s how you can use DuckDuckGo email protection on any of your devices. Once you start using it, your inbox will be free from trackers and you can open any email with confidence that your privacy will not be compromised.
Your mailbox is now free from trackers
It’s a really great initiative by DuckDuckGo to develop such a service, and it’s free. Now that it’s been released and out of beta, we’re hoping the results will back up their claims. In an online world where services store user data, DuckDuckGo always does things differently, and we’re always excited to see what their next product will be!