Most non-personal emails you receive have trackers embedded in them, leaking all kinds of private information back to the sender. DuckDuckGo is here to put a stop to that.
DuckDuckGo’s new Email Protection sanitizes emails sent to you, removing the trackers before you receive them. It also lets you create throwaway Private Duck Addresses, which you can deactivate if they’re leaked or become overwhelmed with spam. And the DuckDuckGo browser extension can automatically fill out your Duck Address, or use a randomly generated Private Duck Address that also forwards to your inbox. All of this to minimize who’s tracking you online.
“Seventy percent of emails contain trackers that can detect when you’ve opened a message, where you were when you opened it, and what device you were using,” DuckDuckGo’s Allison Goodman told Lifewire via email.