As reported by TechCrunch, ProtonMail, an E2E encrypted webmail service, has bought SimpleLogin. The France-based startup offers an open-source service for creating email aliases for users to hide their email addresses when utilizing digital services.
SimpleLogin is a browser extension, web app, and mobile app. It provides users a dashboard where they can disable aliases in case one gets too much spam. They also can manage and create aliases for more than one real-life email address.
With over 100,000 users worldwide, more than two million email aliases have been created since the company’s founding in 2019. The article also states that about a quarter of SimpleLogin’s users also use ProtonMail.
Founder and CEO of SimpleLogin Son Nguyen commented on the acquisition:
“SimpleLogin’s mission is to protect your online identity… We like Proton’s mission, its transparency, open-source nature, and user-first culture. It’s exciting to know what we can do with Proton experience and resources.”
What does this mean for ProtonMail and SimpleLogin users?
In a blog post from Proton, CEO Andy Yen states that if you already use both services, things will work the same as before. SimpleLogin will continue to work as a separate service with its team continuing to build new features and functionalities – now with Proton’s infrastructure.
No word on the financial details of the acquisition.
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