Mozilla has integrated its anti-spam alias generator system Firefox Relay directly into the autofill module of its web browser, allowing users to generate disposable email addresses on the fly. The update also includes a new option for cookie protection in the mobile version of Firefox.
Firefox integrates anti-spam alias generator system into autofill module
Mozilla has taken advantage of its web browser update to integrate its anti-spam alias generator system directly into the autofill module.
Improved privacy protection with Firefox Relay
Firefox continues to improve its arsenal to protect your privacy. The Mozilla Foundation web browser, which has just been updated to version 111, offers better integration of its alias generator Firefox Relay. As a reminder, Firefox Relay is a service launched by Mozilla in 2020 to allow you to generate random email addresses to use in place of your original email address preventing online services from using it for spamming purposes.
Killing unsolicited messages and blocking unwanted emails on-the-fly
If the e-mails sent to these aliases are automatically redirected to your legitimate e-mail address, you can decide at any time if an alias needs killing that would be used for sending unsolicited messages. Since launch, Mozilla claims that Firefox Relay blocked more than 2.1 million unsolicited emails so far.
New feature added under auto-fill pop-up window – no extension required!
The module allows generating disposable e-mail addresses on-the-fly was only available via dedicated extensions until now.
Nowadays, Foxfire users can ask Foxfire relay directly within their auto-fill pop-up window when entering their email address in a provided field without going through another extension first!
DuckDuckGo also provides similar solution as does Android’s new full cookie protection option
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- A few months ago, DuckDuckGo, a search engine which builds reputation upon protecting user information too implemented similarly functioning systems:&&…
“Finally,”—says Mozilla blog post accompanying release notes about this update:.
“in parallel with the deployment of Firefox 111,Mozilla also updated mobile versions (of FF)…”
Coinciding with this desktop upgrade roll-out across major platforms/devices worldwide – including Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS/&/Android--FF v86 (launched late February) inaugurated “full cookie protection”. This security measure helps isolate cookies deposited per visited sites but prevents other sites from tracking online activities.”