Mozilla has announced it is working on Private Relay, an email alias generating service designed to protect user privacy.
As more websites and services require email addresses to sign up, customers are often inundated with mailing lists and spam. Even worse, many companies play fast and loose with security, jeopardizing people’s privacy by not protecting their personal information, such as their email address. Some individuals maintain multiple addresses, specifically for the purpose of using one or more for purchases, signups and mailing lists.
Mozilla, a longtime leader in internet privacy, wants to make the whole process a little easier with their Private Relay, a Firefox add-on that will allow users to create an email alias with a single click. The add-on will work with online forms, using the alias in the email field, and then forwarding any email to the person’s real email address. If the alias begins to receive unwanted emails, it can be disabled or deleted.
This is a welcome feature that will make web browsing and email a little more private and secure.