DuckDuckGo, a provider of person-centric search engines and browsers, has announced Email Protection, an email service that supports tracking protection.
A recent big problem is tracking on the web. This is used to display advertisements by tracking third-party web behaviors or app usage by users. There is also the view that such an action is a violation of user privacy.
DuckDuckGo also pointed out that 70% of emails, not just web pages, contain such tracking features. With this tracker, there is also the possibility that the recipient will open the email at any time and on any device and the location will be tracked.
In the email protection introduced this time, DuckDuckGo provides a separate email address (~@duck.com). Remove the tracker from the email you receive and send it to a custom email address. The service can check which trackers have been removed, and DuckDuckGo does not store sent emails, so privacy is maintained.
The DuckDuckGo app can also automatically generate a random @duck.com email address. Such random e-mail addresses are assumed to be used by sites that seem to have sent spam, such as e-commerce sites. Apple is also announcing a similar feature (Hide My Email) on iCloud+. Email Protection is currently in beta for free. As there is no need to submit personal information for use, it can be used as a convenient email anonymity guarantee tool. Related information can be found here.