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.


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