Earlier this year, the DuckDuckGo team announced their new Email Protection feature that you can sign up for from within the app. This feature is in beta and today some of the early adopters have received their invites.
In order to check whether you have received it or not, you can open the app and see if you will receive a push notification with the announcement. For some reason, I haven’t received any pushes until this.
From the home screen, you will be asked to choose your @ duck.com email address and specify your usual email address. Your normal email address will start receiving redirected emails from @ duck.com if you used it somewhere with all deleted email trackers.
The DuckDuckGo browser app will also be able to auto-populate email forms with a randomly generated @ duck.com address. This can be useful if you think the website might be spamming or sharing your information.
How to use the @ duck.com address to protect your real email:
- Open a web page in the DuckDuckGo browser that asks for your email.
- Wait for a Duck logo to appear next to the email field.
- Tap the Duck logo icon.
- Choose whether you want to use your permanent @ duck.com email address or a randomly generated address.
- tap submit and verify an email you’ve configured for forwarding in your email protection settings.
Alternatively, you can just enter your permanent @duck email address if the icon does not appear.
If you still haven’t received it, you can check how to sign up for the email protection beta feature and receive your @ dock.com email address.
More information can be found on the DuckDuckGo blog.