Category Archives: Email

Cloaked Email is Going Away May 5th, 2015

We’re ending support for Cloaked Email to focus on Marketplace and the growing social community on Gliph. If you use Cloaked Email on Gliph, you must migrate to other email addresses or another email privacy service. We will end support for Gliph Cloaked Email in 60 days.

Delivery of email sent to Cloaked Email addresses will stop at 8am PST on May 5th, 2015.

Some Background
When it launched, we built Cloaked Email primarily as a way to offer greater privacy in performing Craigslist transactions. The service was so successful that Craigslist released an “email privacy gateway” only months after Cloaked Email’s debut. We believe Cloaked Email pushed Craigslist to take user privacy more seriously. Continue reading

Introducing GliphMe, a New Way to Connect Online

The team is pleased to announce the release of GliphMe! GliphMe is a powerful little chat system that can replace email and SMS texting. It can save you time and be used to increase your privacy online.

GliphMe lets you create a web link that anyone can use to start chatting with you on your iPhone or Android. When someone clicks one of your links and sends you a message, you will be notified by the Gliph app. You can reply immediately wherever you are from your mobile device. Gliphme is useful in a variety of cases online, and you can learn more at GliphMe’s explanation page.

How GliphMe Works with ScreenshotsGliphMe Mobile Messaging Privacy Security Menu Item
Here’s how it works: You start by creating a new GliphMe link using the menu in the Gliph iPhone, Android or web app. GliphMe appears just below the Bitcoin option.

The first time you enter the GliphMe Management view, you will see you already have one link created automatically. This link is used for invitations you send from Gliph in the recently revised Connections View. You will also see that you have the option, Create new GliphMe link. Continue reading

Cloaked Email and Craigslist: It’s Complicated

Craigslist’s newly implemented email relay service breaks proper delivery of Gliph Cloaked Email. This post explains what happened and how you can work around the issue.

What happened

Our team first debuted Cloaked Email on August 14th, 2012. We created the product in part due to our own frustration with how Craigslist handled email privacy. We performed a survey and found that we weren’t the only ones who felt this way.

Previously, when you created a Craigslist post, their system would protect your email address in the listing itself. However, if you replied to someone who had emailed you about the old stereo you were selling, it would reveal your email address.

Gliph Cloaked Email solved this problem by protecting your email address across both ways of the exchange. It also allowed you to do it directly from your own personal inbox.

Beginning in November, we noticed Craigslist began testing an “anonymized relay” aka “email-relay” that offered similar functionality to Cloaked Email. After some testing, we were able to prove that their new service did not interfere with Cloaked Email.

However, at some point this spring, without notice, Craigslist began blocking email sent using Gliph Cloaked Email addresses as it passed back through their relay service. Then the system moved from optional to required for all ad listings where email addresses are automatically included. Continue reading

Introducing Gliph Browser Plugins for Privacy on Craigslist and More

Update 1/15/15: We’ve decided to retire these plugins. See this post for more information.

Today we’re unveiling the first versions of Gliph plugins for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

These handy new extensions help you create and send new emails from your Cloaked Email addresses, and make adding privacy to Craigslist and other websites easy. If you aren’t familiar with Cloaked Email, take a moment to review this blog entry.

How to Install the Gliph Chrome Extension

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Free Cloaks and Gliph for iPhone 1.22 Update

UPDATE: After giving away thousands of free cloaks, this promotion has ended. Please see Introducing Cloaked Email Pro for more information.

Gliph welcomed a lot of new people with the release of Cloaked Email.  We’re keeping the momentum going with some new tweaks to Cloaked Email and updates to the Gliph iPhone App.

Two Free Cloaks For Everyone
Since the launch of Cloaked Email last week, thousands of people have made Gliph a part of how they protect their privacy online.  We’ve been happy to hear stories of people using their cloaks to protect privacy on Craigslist, Apple Game Center and even while ordering tickets for a show in Las Vegas.

The Gliph community has also been swift to offer feedback on how we can improve. We heard people say they don’t want to be forced to invite friends in order to get more cloaks. Several people wrote saying we should provide a paid alternative so they wouldn’t have to ask friends to check it out.

After dozens of conversations with Gliph users on this topic and our own discussion on the Gliph team we’ve come to agree. As a step toward improvement we’re adding two additional free cloaks to each Gliph account today. Continue reading

Delivering Privacy: Gliph Cloaked Email

We’re excited to announce a new privacy tool we’ve built into Gliph called Cloaked Email. Cloaked Email lets you send and receive email using your normal inbox while keeping your real email address a secret.

Click hear for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Cloaked Email

Please note: Cloaked Email does not encrypt your email. It hides your real email address from the other user and allows you to block email from unwanted senders.

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