SimpleLogin Blog

Hi! This blog is about our journey to build an open-source tool to protect your privacy, what we've learnt and some tips to take control of your privacy.


Getting Started with Email Forwarding Services

Our contributor, Nate, explains how to use email forwarding to simplify your digital life and why masking your address can protect you from threats online. read more →

August 21, 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

A great alternative to 33mail

33mail is a fantastic service to create email aliases and it’s been online for more than 10 years. Here are the main differences between SimpleLogin and 33mail. read more →

August 8, 2021 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Free Email Alias: get yours today in five minutes

Create email aliases for free. Protect your email from spam and safeguard your privacy online with a few clicks. No hidden fees, ever. read more →

July 26, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

What is an email alias and how it protects your privacy

In this article, we explore what is an email alias and you can use aliases to protect your digital identity. Do more with your email. read more →

July 21, 2021 - Reading time: 8 minutes

10 Free Ways To Protect Your Privacy Online

10 tips to protect your privacy online. Effective, easy to implement, and free to use. Take back control, and enjoy a new peace of mind when browsing the web. read more →

July 19, 2021 - Reading time: 13 minutes

What makes SimpleLogin a great Burner Mail alternative?

Burner Mail is an email alias solution to generate burner addresses and protect your digital identity when shopping online or registering to newsletters. In this post, we take a look at the similarities and differences between Burner Mail and SimpleLogin. read more →

July 12, 2021 - Reading time: 4 minutes

What happened on June 16, 2021, and how we make sure it never happens again

On June 16, 2021, we have experienced important delays in email delivery that has caused several issues. We are deeply sorry for this incident. Here’s what happened, the investigation, and how to prevent this incident from happening again in the future. read more →

June 27, 2021 - Reading time: 3 minutes

What makes SimpleLogin a great Firefox Relay alternative?

Firefox Relay is a Firefox extension that allows you to quickly create an email alias. In this post, we take a look at the similarities and differences between Firefox Relay and SimpleLogin." read more →

March 12, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

Which OS is optimal for your privacy?

In this blog post, we will explore these three operating systems and see which one fits best according to your threat model. read more →

March 10, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

Threat Models: How to Establish One to Protect Your Privacy

Establishing a threat model isn’t something easy to do. What is a threat model even? In this 0-to-1 guide, you will learn what a threat model is, how it can help you with your digital privacy, and how you can establish one correctly. read more →

March 3, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

Why Your Privacy Matters: A Brief Overview

People often tell me they don’t care about their privacy, because they have nothing to hide. But like Edward Snowden puts it, that’s like saying freedom of speech doesn’t matter because you have nothing to say. read more →

February 24, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

If you care about user privacy, do NOT use Facebook JS SDK [Updated]

Social Login buttons like the ubiquitous Login with Facebook/Google/Twitter/… is convenient for users. However some providers like Facebook do more than just authentication and can track users, even if they haven’t clicked on the Facebook login button. read more →

December 28, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

What makes email alias a better alternative to email plus sign (+)

Email subaddressing, also known as Gmail plus sign (+) trick allows you to create a new email address by appending the plus sign(+) to your current email address. A closer look at its pros and cons. read more →

December 19, 2020 - Reading time: 6 minutes

Revert reverse-alias generation algorithm

Revert the change on reverse-alias generation read more →

December 6, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

What happened on August 11 and what we've learned

On August 11, 2020, some SimpleLogin users have experienced up to 8 hours of email delay. We deeply apologize for this incident and will make sure this issue will never happen again. No emails were lost during this time read more →

August 19, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Introducing SimpleLogin Android and iOS app

SimpleLogin Android & iOS apps are finally available, big thanks to Thanh-Nhon, our iOS/Mac/Android expert! read more →

May 7, 2020 - Reading time: 1 minutes

Updated Privacy Policy

Having an easy to understand yet complete privacy policy is important to us. That’s why we have decided to rewrite our privacy policy to make it more detailed and accessible. We also created a security page that explains in detail how your information is protected. read more →

April 22, 2020 - Reading time: 1 minutes

Introducing PGP

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a program to encrypt your emails, texts, files, etc. As emails on Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and other popular email services are stored in cleartext, PGP can be a solution to keep your emails from being read & analyzed by these big techs. read more →

March 19, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Introducing Mailboxes

The feature the most requested is finally ready: you can now add several real email addresses into SimpleLogin and choose which one to use when creating aliases… read more →

February 27, 2020 - Reading time: 1 minutes

We decided to leave AWS

I’ve always been using AWS for hosting from simple prototypes to critical B2B systems. Thanks to its incredible catalog of products, almost all needs are covered… read more →

February 17, 2020 - Reading time: 5 minutes

Introducing SimpleLogin Safari extension

After months of working, the first version of our Safari extension is finally available! read more →

February 5, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Spamgourmet, an inspiration for SimpleLogin

I learnt about Spamgourmet via a friend who has been using the service for more than 10 years. Even though I couldn’t create a new account on Spamgourmet, I only heard nice things about this service. read more →

January 31, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Introducing Alias Directory | Why it's better than Username

Lot of users complain that every time they need an email, they need to go to SimpleLogin dashboard to create an alias and this flow is just too slow. There must be a better way! read more →

January 14, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

We should have a different email for each website

Why do I receive so many spams? When this question was asked by my girlfriend (now wife 😅), my immediate answer was “Stop giving away your email” and I suggested creating a secondary email for “suspicious” websites read more →

December 15, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Why you shouldn't create your own authentication system

Implementing correctly an authentication system is hard. And users don’t like it. read more →

September 13, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes