Firefox Relay

Firefox Relay

Firefox Relay lets you generate email aliases that forward to your real inbox. Use it to hide your real email address and protect yourself from hackers and unwanted mail.

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What is Firefox Relay?
'Firefox Relay' is a Firefox add-on designed to safeguard users' email privacy. It generates unique aliases to use while signing up for accounts or newsletters, forwarding the emails to the user's real inbox. Users can block or delete aliases that attract spam or unwanted emails. With the premium version, users can create unlimited aliases, send replies and create a custom domain.
Stats
Version: 2.8.1 (Last updated: 2024-05-05)
Creation date: 2020-04-02
Weekly download count: 2,797
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • menus
  • contextMenus
Size: 1.27M
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Firefox Relay
Firefox Relay (v2.8.1)
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Summary

We all make many online accounts, but most of them are linked to just one or two email addresses. This means if just one account is hacked, every account using the same email address could also be at risk.

Firefox Relay helps you protect your real email address — the one most closely tied to your online identity. It lets you generate unique, random aliases you can use to sign up for accounts, apps, or newsletters, and forwards messages to your real address. If you find that an account is sending unwanted email or spam, you can block the alias and it will stop sending email to your inbox. Once you no longer want an account, you can delete the alias.

Want more protection and convenience? With Firefox Relay Premium you can create unlimited aliases and send replies. Additionally, you can create a custom domain for your aliases that’s easier to remember and share. Need an alias for a restaurant reservation? Just say [email protected] — no need to create the alias beforehand.

Permissions requested by this add-on and their purpose:

Access to All Websites (<all_urls>): Our add-on requests access to content from any website you visit. This helps us provide you with our service across the web, ensuring your online activities are safeguarded.

Storage: We request access to your browser's storage capabilities. This enables us to store and retrieve data, such as your preferences and settings, so you can enjoy a personalized experience every time you use Firefox Relay.

Context Menus: Our add-on adds items to your browser's context menu, which appears when you right-click on a webpage element. This allows us to offer you convenient options and actions for quick interactions.

Menus: We utilize the "menus" permission to create custom menus in your browser's interface. This feature lets us add user-friendly UI elements like buttons and dropdown menus, giving you easy access to our add-on's features.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Reliable
  • Good concept
  • Obfuscates real email address
Cons
  • Important emails not always forwarded
  • Poor browser integration
  • Limited number of free email relay addresses
Most mentioned
  • Reliable
  • Obfuscation
  • Limited number of free email relay addresses
Recent reviews
by vikings, 2024-05-18

good

by vikings, 2024-05-18
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Safety
Risk impact

Firefox Relay is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Firefox Relay if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Firefox Relay is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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