It is nearly impossible to keep our email address private since there are no credible alternatives to email addresses in the first place. We use our email address to sign up for various online services. We use or email address while applying for a driving license, bank account, etc.
The email address also serves the purpose of professional networking communication. And on top of everything which is good about the email address system, they are also equally vulnerable to online scams, spams, phishing campaigns, and so on.
These issues call for the immediate need for email privacy. Enters Mozilla, an Internet company, which is known for taking bold stances on issues related to online privacy. As always, Mozilla has stepped to the forefront in addressing issues related to email privacy.
Mozilla launches Firefox Private Relay
Mozilla has launched a brand new email privacy initiative: Firefox Private Relay. It’s a web browser extension that creates an email alias, which is only one click away. Mozilla says:
“By using aliases, you keep your real email off spam lists and away from sketchy companies you may not trust.”
“When a form requires your email address, click the relay button to give an alias instead. We will forward emails from the alias to your real inbox.”
This way, Mozilla says it wants to keep your email safe from both hackers and trackers.
This is how Mozilla is going to keep your email hidden from spammers & hackers
Mozilla Private Relay maps your real, actual email address with unique, random, anonymous email addresses. All your emails get forward to these system-generated email aliases.
Interestingly, you can also Firefox Private Relay while signing up for apps, sites, or email newsletters, without having to disclose an actual email address.
However, the awesomeness of your relay address doesn’t end there. If you no longer wish to receive emails from services you have signed up for using relay addresses, you can always disable or destroy your addresses.
This way, you will never receive any more emails from it. And even if that service faces data breach, your actual email credentials will not be compromised.
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