ProtonMail acquires email alias startup SimpleLogin

As reported by Tech Crunch, ProtonMail, an E2E encrypted webmail service, has purchased SimpleLogin. The France-based startup offers an open-source service to create email aliases allowing users to hide their email addresses when using digital services.

SimpleLogin is a browser extension, web application and mobile application. It provides users with a dashboard where they can disable aliases in case one receives too much spam. They can also manage and create aliases for multiple real email addresses.

With over 100,000 users worldwide, more than two million email aliases have been created since the company was founded in 2019. The article also states that around a quarter of SimpleLogin users also use ProtonMail.

SimpleLogin Founder and CEO Son Nguyen commented on the acquisition:

“SimpleLogin’s mission is to protect your online identity… We love Proton’s mission, its transparency, open source nature, and user-centric culture. It’s exciting to know what we can do with Proton’s 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’re already using both services, things will work as before. SimpleLogin will continue to operate as a separate service, with its team continuing to build new features and functionality – now with Proton’s infrastructure.

No word on the financial details of the acquisition.

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