Last August, DuckDuckGo He launched Email Protection. Initially, this service is created to act as a filter between us and companies that could add trackers to emails. If in records and others we give a mail @duck.com, before it reaches us it will pass through the filter, it will eliminate the trackers and other spies and will send the result to the linked email. But, what if I need to send an email from my @duck.com account?
They already said in their presentation and support that, once activated, the use of this service is simple. Received emails arrive in our inbox, such as email@example.com (not my email), but when we reply, we do it automatically from the @duck.com account. The problem can come when what we want is send an email from 0, that is, we start the conversation with someone we do not fully trust. Can this be done?
Yes you can start emails from @duck.com
If possible. Single you have to learn how. The first versions of the service only allowed us to receive emails, which could be used to register on websites, but little else. When they turned on replies, they also indirectly turned on the ability to send emails whose conversations we started. And the trick is easy if we look at the format of the emails we receive.
Let's say my duck email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I want to send it to email@example.com (again, not my emails). What you have to do is, in the recipient, write “firstname.lastname@example.org” (without the quotes). Basically and reading backwards, we are saying that "when you get this email at email@example.com, send it to pablinux at gmail.com". The system already understands that "_at_" is an at sign (@), so it should remove its own account from the equation and forward the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. And all this is done from the linked mail, something we did by installing the extension and completing the registration.
I would say that it couldn't be easier, but I would be lying. It would be easier if the alias appeared in our linked mail service, but that's not up to DuckDuckGo. Remembering this we can send emails from our @duck.com account and make the most of your Email Protection.
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