As an iCloud user, there is one thing about your email that I really like: aliases. In addition to the main email, we can create three aliases, which is nothing more than a kind of virtual e-mail that we can give and keep our main account secret. With a similar idea, Mozilla is working on a new service: Firefox PrivateRelay, a system of mail aliases that are created and destroyed with one click.
At this time, the service is in alpha phase or closed beta, which means that we can only use it after making a request and receiving the invitation. Firefox Private Relay started taking its first steps last month, but now they have opened Your Website and we can install your extension, yes, without being able to use it if we do not receive the invitation. Once available, everything will be advantages, starting with privacy and ending by stopping receiving annoying spam.
Firefox Private Relay will give us privacy and other improvements to our mail
The difference between Firefox Private Relay and the option offered by Apple in its iCloud is that the apple service is available on its own mail website, while on Mozilla's we depend on the extension. This will be the one that will detect that an email has been sent to the alias and the one that will deliver said email to the inbox of our real mail.
The benefits of this type of service are clear, but just in case, saying that it is perfect not to give our email to people we do not trust or to web pages that could fill our inbox with spam. If an alias starts to be a problem, all we have to do is disable it.
The closed beta phase will end at end of this year, at which time it will open and we can test the service in any instance of Firefox.