Mozilla launches Firefox Relay, its mail alias service

Firefox Relay

In the middle of last year Mozilla announced the so-called Firefox Private Relay, now shortened to Firefox relay, and has been in beta since then. But no more: The service opens its doors to anyone who wants to use it and is additionally reinforced by an additional payment plan in order to achieve a certain benefit if possible, because that is ultimately the purpose of Mozilla from the beginning.

As we told you at the time, Firefox Relay allows you to One-click email aliasing so that the user does not have to reveal their real address every time they register on a new website, thus avoiding spam and other potentially harmful inconveniences to the security of their account. It’s that simple. “Why start such a service when, as Mozilla itself recognizes, there are high-quality alternatives?

According to the companybecause “Firefox Relay can encourage more users to use email aliases,” a feature that is undoubtedly very interesting for avoiding not only problems but stresses that few – mostly advanced – users use, though it really is accessible: almost every e-mail service today allows at least the use of simple aliases.

Firefox Relay has other motivations, however: the first concerns the data protection which the company embarked on for a little over a couple of years, partly as a definition of a project that lacked essence other than the banner of being open source software. This includes the many news that Firefox has received in this regard, including services integrated in the browser such as Firefox Monitor and Firefox Lockwise or Mozilla VPN.

The second, and most important, from which all the moves Mozilla has made during this period come from is that the relevance of the company and Firefox is losing relevance with the speed at which the browser’s market share is falling, which means a decreasing economic injection to Google which in turn leads to the massive layoffs we’ve seen lately … (while in the purest criminal businessman style the CEO and part of the top management of Mozilla raised their millionaire salaries that many traditional fans didn’t like , but this is another story).

Firefox relay

Firefox Relay is perfectly integrated with Firefox

In other words, Mozilla needs revenue In an uncertain future, not only to become independent from Google, but to continue working at the usual level. And since most of its most loyal and uncompromising users don’t scratch their pockets, they at least try services like the aforementioned Mozilla VPN or with this one on hand, Firefox relay, which has a limited free plan backed by a paid one with all of the features included.

This is how Firefox Relay can be enjoyed free with a limit of up to 5 email aliasesWhile the Premium plan includes unlimited aliases, adding your own domain, and the ability to reply to sent emails, it all costs for $ 0.99 per month as a limited time offer. Firefox Relay relies on an extension for the browser with which aliases can be quickly created and managed …

… But look at you, huh? the Firefox Relay Extension is only available for Firefoxwhich may seem logical at first, but it’s still an ugly move that later turns against it, and it wouldn’t be the first time the Mozilla community has complained about Chrome being brought up against it.

However, it is possible to create aliases from any browser by accessing the Firefox relay site, which is also not available to everyone. It should be added: It is only available in US, Germany, UK, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ireland… and also in Spain. Hence we repeat the news.

If you are interested, You can try Firefox Relay here. The idea isn’t bad, and Mzilla’s implementations of these services are generally good, so Firefox users would do well to give them a try. Other browser users … Let’s say there are more powerful and convenient alternatives for them, but anyone can use whatever they want.

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